UL Lafayette petroleum graduate students have won an international contest to analyze data and describe the best place to drill for oil.

Several bills proposed in the current legislative session would allow as many as 252,000 uninsured Louisiana residents to get free, government-funded health insurance through the Medicaid expansion allowed under President Barack Obama's health care law.

The Workforce and Innovation for a Stronger Economy Fund, called the WISE Fund, would direct dollars to science, technology and research programs at four-year universities and community and technical colleges.

jindal-checklist-carouselA look at preparations by Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., for a potential 2016 presidential campaign

Although the election is still six months away, Camp Landrieu might be breathing a little easier seeing the results of a poll commissioned by a conservative Baton Rouge businessman.

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