The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Wednesday that Manda Packing Co., based in Baker, is recalling the meat that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

French Quarter Festival, which turns 30 this year, runs through Sunday and showcases Louisiana food and music on stages strung throughout the historic neighborhood, including Jackson Square, the French Market, along narrow streets and on the Mississippi riverfront.

Lawmakers granted final approval Wednesday to closing the doors of LSU's public hospital in Baton Rouge next week and shifting health care services for the poor and uninsured to a private hospital.

The financially beleaguered Postal Service backpedaled on its plan to end Saturday mail delivery, conceding Wednesday that its gamble to compel congressional approval had failed.

Be afraid, mainstream Republicans — even you Goldwater Republicans — be very afraid. Former U.S. Rep. Jeff Landry ain't going away.

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania planned to announce their pact Wednesday.

The president's proposal being unveiled Wednesday includes an additional $1.8 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade, bringing total deficit savings to $4.3 trillion, based on the administration's calculations.

The time-honored skill of typing is still helpful, but it's becoming less necessary. And that raises the question: Does typing have a future?

Arkansas has asked federal officials to let it use the Medicaid money to buy private insurance policies, and the Obama administration is working with the state on that idea.

People whose programs and services are slated to get cut in Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget have come to the state capitol to ask lawmakers to reconsider the reductions.

Holy Rosary Institute was a beacon of education for black students during the days of segregation, students not only from Lafayette’s northside but from other segregated areas as well, making any public effort to save the now crumbling campus worth pursuing. But by taking money already going to 24 existing nonprofits?

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