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The Cincinnati Kid
George Porter Jr. and the Runnin' Pardners, Tab Benoit
Guitar Lightnin’ Lee & His Thunder Band
Zephyrs vs. Memphis
Two Gentlemen of Lebowski - A Reading
Panty Wasted, TV-MA, Beautiful Sons, Liquid Nailz
Yelephants, Donovan Wolfington, Pope
Rebirth Brass Band
Caddywhompus, Vox and the Hound
Part Time, Sea Lions
Naked Karaoke—Decadence Edition
TNM Presents: The Megaphone Show
Southern Decadence Parade
Musical Mediation: Travis Bird
Zephyrs vs. Memphis
Bounce TV Summer Music Festival
Hi Ho Silver Oh, Dark Rooms
Polyphonic Spree, Sarah Jaffe
Zephyrs vs. Memphis
Heroes: A Labor Day Screening Program
Alexis & the Samurai
King James & the Special Men
Child of the Corn: Jindal Hits Iowa
Time to put an ethanol engine on your airboat and corn in your gumbo. The 2016 election is approaching, and Lousiana Governor Bobby Jindal is spending a lot of time in Iowa, the early caucusing heart of the cornbelt. This weeked, the 'Gov was looking like a candidate kissing babies at the Iowa State Fair, fielding questions at meet n' greets, and preaching to the faithful at an evangelical conference in Ames.
Jindal Calls Common Core a Federal Takeover in New Filing
Bobby Jindal is going national with his lawsuit against Common Core. In a new filing issued Wednesday, the Louisiana governor takes his effort to get the education standards out of Louisiana a step further, asking a judge to ban the use of Common Core in the state. Instead of simply violating state procurement law, Jindal now argues that the state's contract to administer the exam that tests students on Common Core curriculum amounts to a federal takeover of education.
Jindal, BESE Jump Into Common Core Legal Showdown
Just weeks before the start of the new school year, the Common Core battle between Bobby Jindal and the state's top education officials is headed for court. The state's top school board added its name Tuesday (7-29) to a list of Common Core proponents who sued the governor to prevent him from removing the national education standards from the state's curriculum. In response, Jindal filed a counter suit that argues the state's agreement to implement Common Core violates procurement code.
New Common Core Compromise Proposed to Jindal
State education officials are trying once again this week to compromise with Gov. Bobby Jindal over Common Core. In a letter released Wednesday (7-16), the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) relents on the governor's order to acquire a new standardized test for the 2014-15 school year, but they still want to retain the use of questions that were developed to adhere to the national Common Core standards.
State Ed Leaders Propose Common Core Compromise with Jindal
Bobby Jindal wants to kick Common Core out of Louisiana, but the officials who run the state Education Department don't want to completely hit it out of the PARCC. In a letter to the gov sent Thursday (7-10), Board of Secondary and Elementary Education (BESE) officials proposed keeping Common Core questions within the state's annual standardized tests, but contracting with a new company to provide the test.
PPP Poll: Jindal's Popularity Plummeting
A new poll says Bobby Jindal can't win a race with the Silver Zipper, much less one of his potential GOP rivals for President. According to new data released by the left-leaning Public Policy Polling, the Louisiana governor would trail former governor Edwin Edwards 48-43 in a hypothetical matchup for the state's top post in 2015.
Summer Reading: Jindal, Matalin, Roberts, Brazile
Beltway bulldog Politico took a look at what’s being read this summer by those with their hands on the handles of power. Louisiana was well represented in the survey. The article looked not just at names like Boehner, Emanuel, Rice, and Albright, but also at the Pelican State’s Bobby Jindal, Mary Matalin, Cokie Roberts, and Donna Brazile.
Bobby Jindal Dishes on Jimmie Davis' Dips
When he's been at the office, Gov. Bobby Jindal has been sticking to a steady diet of signing bills, bashing Obama and kicking out Common Core lately. But once he's home in the Governor's Mansion, he's free to turn to other topics like Jimmie Davis' sunshine. In a Buzzfeed profile published Monday, Jindal puts the politics aside for a fraction of an interview to give a stark Bayou State history lesson.
Mini Liquor Bottles Legalized in Louisiana
by Matt Young
Louisiana isn't known for tight liquor laws, but before this legislative session, the little bottles were left out. A new measure signed into law by Gov. Bobby Jindal last week allows liqour to be sold in 100mL bottles. The measure, cataloged in the legislature as SB 204, was authored by State Sen. J.P. Morrell (D-New Orleans).
Protesters March from Grand Isle to Governor's Mansion
by Chris Staudinger
Protests continue in the wake of the passage of SB469. A group began a 155-mile walk from Grand Isle over the weekend. They expect to make about twenty miles each day and reach Baton Rouge at 1pm on Saturday, June 29. Under the moniker “Flood into Baton Rouge,” the group has collected two gallons of water from the Gulf of Mexico and will carry them on their backs to the Governor’s mansion.
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Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall
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