Category Archives: State News

Primary Election Results

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From left to right: Vance McAllister and Neil Riser
Two Republicans emerge for a run-off on November 16th for the 5th Congressional District seat.
Running second is 39-year-old Vance McAllister of Swartz, near Monroe.  He bankrolled his campaign and had support from Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the Duck Dynasty reality show.
In first is 51-year-old State Senator [...]

State Revenue Dept. Offers Late Taxpayers Deal

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It’s not exactly a do-over, but it is a fresh start.  The State Revenue Department is offering a way for taxpayers to catch up when they get behind on their taxes.

The program ends November 22nd.  For more information, visit the Dept. of Revenue’s website.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/21/13

Miss. River Balloon Race in Natchez Attracts Large Crowds

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It’s time for the great Mississippi River Balloon Race in Natchez, Mississippi.  ABC 31′s Bennett Roland Junior got up at the crack of dawn to try to take his first hot-air balloon ride.

For more information about this weekend, go to NatchezBalloonRace.com.
Also, one Natchez-area hotel manager, Walter Tipton, says the Balloon Race fills up the city [...]

Guy McLendon Appointed Vice Chair of Libertarian Party of Louisiana

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Ruston, Louisiana – The Libertarian Party of Louisiana (LPL) held their quarterly State Central Committee (SCC) meeting last weekend in Ruston. Foremost on the agenda was the appointment and confirmation of a new Vice Chairman.
Of the candidates vying for the position, LPL Chairman Scott Lewis appointed Guy McLendon as the new Vice-Chair for the party [...]

Election Day Saturday

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Here’s a list of the 14 men seeking your vote in the primary election on Saturday:
Eliot Barron (Green Party), Real Estate Agent, New Orleans
Tom Gibbs (Other), Land Broker, Ouachita Parish
Henry Herford, Jr. (Libertarian), Real Estate Agent, Delhi
Clyde Holloway (Republican), PSC Commissioner, Forest Hill
Representative Marcus Hunter (Democrat), Monroe
Representative Robert Johnson (Democrat), Marksville
Mayor Jamie Mayo (Democrat), Monroe
Vance [...]

Common Core Controversy Continues

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A lot of controversy is surrounding the Common Core Curriculum.  It started with a group of governors seeking a better way to provide education to their states, but it has become a lightning rod for some conservatives.
Today, we asked the Rapides Parish Superintendent his opinion of the curriculum.

For now, Louisiana is among the many states [...]

New GOP Candidate Running for Senate

Another GOP candidate announces he’s running for the U.S. Senate.  Rob Maness is from Saint Tammany Parish and he’s trying to get his name out.

Congressman Bill Cassidy is also running in the republican primary.  The winner will take on incumbent Mary Landrieu next year.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/9/13

Medicare Open Enrollment Begins October 15

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Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is reminding senior citizens of the resources that are available as Medicare Open Enrollment begins on October 15. Staff members with the Louisiana Department of Insurance’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) are available and ready to assist with any questions individuals may have about their coverage and options. Medicare Open [...]

Children in Motion on Exhibition

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[ October 18, 2013 to January 4, 2014. ] The City of Lake Charles will host “Children in Motion” at the Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center. All ages are invited to join artist Nancy Melton for a meet and greet during the opening reception on Friday, October 18 from 5:30-8pm. The exhibition will hang through January 4.

Melton’s inspiration for her “Children in [...]

Early Voting Starts Tomorrow

Early voting starts tomorrow.  The registrar’s office will have extended hours to accommodate for the expected early voting rush.

For more information about early voting, visit the Secretary of State’s website.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/4/13