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Easy guide to amendments available

Deciding which candidates to choose for various offices is already a great responsibility of voters. This year, though, 14 constitutional amendments will also be on the Nov. 4 ballots. Citizens only have three minutes total to decide on those and several open seats while in the voting booth. This year’s amendments include some very important […]

Health overhaul’s subsidies at Supreme Court

Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama’s health care law. Some of the same players who mounted the first failed effort to kill the law altogether now want the justices to rule that subsidies that help millions of […]

DWI arrest, accidents can make for a harrowing holiday

Halloween falls on a Friday this year, which could result in some sobering statistics. Police are planning for the worst as far as drunk driving is concerned and motorists are reminded to celebrate responsibly. Halloween has become one of the most popular holidays for children and adults. However, the combination of trick-or-treaters and adult celebrations […]

Everyone has a story

You might have noticed that this edition of the Jennings Daily News (JDN) was a bit more human interest than breaking news. Most often, though, the greatest stories we hear are not in city council chambers or interviews with detectives; they are within the lives of the people in our communities. October is a somber […]

New survey details vast scope of teen dating abuse

From violence to verbal taunts, abusive dating behavior is pervasive among America’s adolescents, according to a new, federally funded survey. It says a majority of boys and girls who date describe themselves as both victims and perpetrators. Sponsored by the National Institute of Justice, the National Survey on Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence was conducted […]

Survey: Harassment a common part of life

A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life. The first-of-its-kind report by the Pew Research Center found that nearly three-quarters of American adults who use the Internet have witnessed online harassment. Forty percent have experienced it themselves. The types of harassment Pew asked […]

Troop D to participate in Teen Driver Safety Week

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 14-18 year olds in the U.S. In fact, almost half of the teen drivers involved in a crash die. To bring attention to this issue, this week through Oct. 25 has been declared National Teen Driver Safety Week. Troopers from Troop D provide safety presentations […]

Lawmakers wait to hear from auditors on surplus

Louisiana lawmakers sidestepped a decision Friday on whether to accept claims from Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration that the state closed last year’s books with a nearly $179 million surplus, a figure viewed with skepticism. The Legislature’s joint budget committee instead decided to wait until their auditors comb through the numbers. The Legislative Auditor’s Office doesn’t […]

Ebola crisis puts pressure on human rights

Some doctors in countries hit hardest by the deadly Ebola disease decline to operate on pregnant women for fear the virus could spread. Governments face calls from frightened citizens to bar travel to and from afflicted nations. Meanwhile, the stakes get higher as more people get sick, highlighting a tricky balance between protecting people and […]

Louisiana Tax Amnesty 2014 begins

Delinquent taxpayers now have a chance to settle up with the government. A one-month amnesty program is underway for individuals and businesses who have fallen behind on their taxes. Louisiana Tax Amnesty 2014 begins today and continues through 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 14, 2014. During the amnesty program, delinquent taxpayers and non-filers can bring their […]

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