In Stockholm, Sweden, Tuesday the Nobel Nominating Committee announced that Dr. David Dismukes, lead researcher at LSU’s Center for Energy Studies, is one among seven candidates for the Nobel Prize in Economics.

Even though she’s busy running her own race, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is lending a hand to the policy campaign being undertaken to accept $16 billion in federal Medicaid money to expand access to basic health care for 240,000 citizens.

Abortion-rights supporters say the legislation by Rep. Katrina Jackson, D-Monroe, would shut down three of Louisiana's five abortion clinics, closing all facilities in south Louisiana and leaving two in the Shreveport area.

UL's team competed against students from 12 other universities in Gulf of Mexico states, analyzing real data and explaining what they felt would be the best place to drill.

Lawmakers rejected a bill Monday that would have prohibited housing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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