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Senate passes Kennedy bill to protect hydropower projects

The Senate passed legislation from U.S. Sens. John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy, both Louisiana Republicans, that would protect ...

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State Rep. Owen discusses new Congressional maps

By Emily Burleigh State Rep. Charles Owen, R-Leesville, made his rounds in Beauregard and Vernon parishes to update ...

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Kleckley: Johnson right person ‘to make America a better country’

By Rita LeBleu It’s a first for the country and a first for the state. The U.S. House ...

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Congratulations pour in for newly elected Speaker

U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Louisiana, easily secured enough votes to be elected House speaker on Wednesday, ending three weeks of ...

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ELECTION RESULTS: Six Police Jury seats decided in Vernon

Vernon voters took to the polls Saturday to decide six police jury races. In District 3, voters favored ...

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Cassidy discusses future of Social Security, need for solutions now

By Emily Burleigh Social Security will face a shortfall in nine years, leading to a 24 percent benefit ...

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Vernon sheriff runs unopposed for re-election

Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft, Assessor Michael Bealer and Coroner Shawn Granger, all Republicans, ran unopposed for re-election. ...

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It’s official: Fort Polk now Fort Johnson

Fort Polk became Fort Johnson on Tuesday in honor of Sgt. William Henry Johnson, a World War I Medal of ...

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Cassidy, colleagues reintroduce legislation to provide public with transparency of social media platforms

Special to the News Leader U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La.; Chris Coon, D-Del.’ Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; John Cornyn, ...

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Louisiana House votes to lift state spending cap

By Allison Allsop | LSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE — The House voted 85-19 Wednesday to raise ...

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