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La. abortion law ruling expected before Monday

A federal judge will rule before Monday on a request to block enforcement of Louisiana’s new, restrictive abortion law while a lawsuit seeking to overturn it remains in court, attorneys for both sides said Friday. The law, which requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, is scheduled to go […]

Parent involvement can help schools get healthier

Because children spend most of their time in classrooms, schools are an ideal setting for healthy behaviors to be taught and modeled. Therefore, parents are speaking up and getting involved in an effort to improve the health of their children at schools. One Washington, D.C. mother of two Roots Charter School students recognized the need […]

Help recognize those who keep La. beautiful

We can all do our part to keep our state beautiful. Meanwhile, those who go above and beyond to do so may also earn recognition for those efforts.   Nominations for the Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) annual awards are now being accepted, by the non-profit organization that is dedicated to litter prevention, waste reduction and […]

US housing recovery appears to be back on track

A fourth straight monthly increase in sales of existing homes provided the latest evidence Thursday that the U.S. housing market is rebounding from a weak start to the year, the Associated Press reported. Housing has been a drag on an otherwise strengthening economy, in part because a harsh winter delayed many sales. But Americans are […]

‘Tis the voting season

It’s an exciting yet headache-inducing time – election season. Starting yesterday, candidates for a variety of seats across the state and parish began qualifying for office. Voting season is exciting because it is a time when the people have the most opportunity to exercise their power. What’s more, citizens have the chance to review the […]

Police saturate La. roads in campaign

Police officers, sheriffs’ deputies and state police troopers from 166 Louisiana law enforcement agencies are working overtime in a nationwide effort to keep drunk drivers off of the roadways.  The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is a national effort being coordinated in Louisiana by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. It kicked off on […]

New mosquito virus present in Louisiana

It has been about 12 years since West Nile virus, the mosquito-borne disease was, first identified in Louisiana. But this year, a new mosquito virus known as the chikungunya fever has made its presence known, as well.  The disease, which has been recognized in Asia and Africa for more than 60 years, was seen for […]

What’s happening where you are?

Reading the front page of this daily newspaper, you probably know there are many places where Jennings Daily News (JDN) reporters spend their time: city halls and board meetings; law enforcement offices; scenes of crashes and crimes; major public events; and a little bit of everything in between.  The problem is, there are many places […]

Louisiana Tax Amnesty program coming

The Louisiana Tax Amnesty program begins Oct. 15. The 2014 program offers noncompliant taxpayers the chance to settle their accounts with the state by paying 100 percent of delinquent taxes, with a waiver of all penalties and 50 percent of the interest owed. New to the program this year is the option for individual and […]

State website will match employers and job seekers

Louisiana is about to launch a new program that will match employers and skilled workers. On Aug. 18, state officials will make a free, online, matchmaking employment service available for the first time to both employers and job seekers who want only their top options. The Louisiana Job Connection, commissioned by the state Department of […]

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