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Women’s concerns becoming more political

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that voters need to turn pay inequity and women’s economic security into a political movement in the November elections and beyond, pointing to an issue that could animate a future presidential campaign. Clinton, the Democratic former senator and first lady who is considering another presidential bid, […]

Study says Americans endure unwanted care near death

Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by “perverse incentives” for aggressive care and not enough conversation about what people want, according to a report released Wednesday. Though people repeatedly stress a desire to die at home, free from pain, the […]

CDC study: American’s bellies are expanding fast

Southwest Louisiana residents love their home cooking. In fact, we often celebrate with feasts and invite the whole family to indulge.  Unfortunately, over-indulgence isn’t just a problem here in Cajun Country. According to a new government study, the overall number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of […]

Help us celebrate National 4-H Week

The national spotlight will soon shine on 4-H organizations and the accomplishments of its young members, volunteer leaders and supportive parents who make the 4-H mission possible. The Jennings Daily News would like its readers to help feature our local 4-H participants and their accomplishments, as well, by sharing their 4-H news with us. Local […]

State needs to address $12B in roads

Louisiana, like many states, is struggling with a stagnant gasoline tax that hasn’t kept pace with construction inflation and a disinterest from the governor and lawmakers to raise new taxes to fill the gaps in roadwork. The Associated Press reported this week that lawmakers launched their latest effort Wednesday to try to chip away at […]

Welcome home, Ricky

June 23 of this year was an unforgettable day in two different cities. Somewhat like Sept. 11, 2001, there was a stunning act; then not much later, the act was repeated, leading to a nightmare. Locally, Jennings Police Department (JPD) Sgt. Ricky Benoit was working a regular shift when he and a fellow officer responded […]

Few La. judges will be elected “by the people” this fall

The vast majority of Louisiana judges will be elected or re-elected to the bench without any input from voters this fall, as revealed in a newly released review of judicial candidates qualifying for elections across the state. Melissa Landry, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch, said that the non-partisan legal watchdog organization analyzed candidates’ […]

Reforms aimed at improving birth outcomes for LA newborns

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Secretary Kathy H. Kliebert joined officials from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, and other health care leaders this week in announcing a payment reform that will help Louisiana newborns have a head start on a healthy life. Effective Sept. 1, 2014, Blue Cross and Louisiana Medicaid […]

Judge rules against BP

BP acted “recklessly” and bears most of the responsibility for the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, a federal judge concluded Thursday, exposing the energy giant to roughly $18 billion in additional penalties. BP PLC, which vowed to appeal, already agreed to pay billions in criminal fines and compensation to people and businesses affected by the […]

La. still holding out in gay marriage movement

The legal issues and concerns surrounding gay marriage in America sometimes appears to be just another example of a generation gap. Middle-aged and older Americans are more likely to oppose gay marriage, while younger generations often do not see any difference from men and women marrying one another. Some people feel gay marriage, and homosexuality […]

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