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US progress on insurance stalled in 2015

Progress has stalled on reducing the number of uninsured Americans under his signature health care law, according to a major survey out Thursday reported by the Associated Press. The share of U.S. adults without health insurance was 11.9 percent in the last three months of 2015, essentially unchanged from the start of the year, according […]

Health insurance resolutions to consider for 2016

Health insurance may not be the most exciting New Year’s resolutions subject, but thinking about it could be just as important as vowing to drop a few pounds or quit smoking. The cost of health care rises every year and coverage has been shrinking. It could be very beneficial to your fiscal health in 2016 […]

It’s terrorism, not a protest

When you hear the word “terrorist,” the image of a radical Middle Easterner waving a Kalashnikov or detonating a suicide belt comes to mind. So picture this: Radical Muslim ranchers are at odds with the feds over land rights and ownership. Two of those radical Muslims are going to jail for arson, and in protest, […]

Hot topics continue in 2016

With same-sex marriage now legal nationwide, lawmakers in numerous states are preparing for a new round of battles in 2016 over whether to grant discrimination protections to LGBT people or religious exemptions to nonprofits and businesses that object to gay marriage. The tussle over civil rights and religious freedoms is one of several hot-button issues […]

Helpful hints to make money resolutions stick

If your 2016 resolution is to spend less and save more, you’re not alone. A quarter of US consumers are making money-saving resolutions, according to Nielsen surveys. While everyone sets out with the best of intentions, the truth is that only eight percent of us are successful at achieving our New Year’s goals, according to […]

New technology possibly on tap for La. elections

When Louisiana voters go to the polls to elect a governor in 2019 they will cast their ballots on iPads — if all goes as planned. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says he’ll ask the incoming administration of Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards and the Legislature for money to roll out the new way of voting. […]

The real reason for the season

Christmas traditions focus on several different aspects of family and spiritual life. While many stories are shared around Christmastime, perhaps none bears more significance than the origin of the Christmas celebration. Mary was a woman living in the Galilee area of Nazareth. She was engaged to a Jewish carpenter named Joseph. An angel visited the […]

Support for legal abortion at highest level in two years

Support for legal abortion in the U.S. has edged up to its highest level in the past two years, with an Associated Press-GfK poll showing an apparent increase in support among Democrats and Republicans alike over the last year. Nearly six in 10 Americans — 58 percent — now think abortion should be legal in […]

Fireworks come with responsibilities

The Christmas/New Year’s retail fireworks season will continue until midnight on Jan 1. Certainly, the holiday season brings much joy and happiness; however, improper use of fireworks can quickly lead to tragedy. For this reason, fireworks-related laws, rules and regulations have been established in the State of Louisiana in an effort to afford those who […]

Will the bully go behind bars?

Karma handed the little man a major win Thursday. In recent months, Martin Shkreli, a 32-year-old embodiment of capitalist greed, became one of the most-hated men in the world when the pharmaceutical company he founded, Turing, acquired rights to Daraprim and jacked the price from $13.50 to a whopping $750 per pill overnight. Daraprim has […]

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