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Baton Rouge riverboat casinos see winnings fall in August

Baton Rouge’s three riverboat casinos collectively saw their winnings fall by 4.3% in August to roughly $23.4 million, down from $24.4 million won from...

Engage Cuba Coalition bringing effort to lift embargo and travel ban to Louisiana

The Engage Cuba Coalition, which supports lifting the U.S. trade embargo and travel ban on its island neighbor, is bringing its advocacy to Louisiana. The...

Racially charged back-and-forth between Holden and Guillory pushes policy talk to back burner at...

Baton Rouge Democratic Mayor Kip Holden and Republican state Sen. Elbert Guillory of Opelousas traded heated barbs during a lieutenant governor’s forum today over...

Metro Council Zoning meeting cancelled due to lack of quorum

Developers and real estate brokers from the Baton Rouge area filed into City Hall on Wednesday afternoon for the scheduled Metro Council Zoning meeting,...

Louisiana must develop ‘water budget’ and ‘water code’ to address future challenges, expert says

How do you put a value on water? It’s a question the state has to try to answer if it wants to conserve and...

Comprehensive traffic solutions, fiscal reform top BRAC gubernatorial election platform

Securing funding to solve the Capital Region’s transportation crisis and enacting fiscal reform top the list of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber’s six public...

Blue Rose Café to reopen in former site of Willie’s Restaurant on Cloverland

The Blue Rose Café, which had operated from space within The Courtyard Gifts and Interiors for about eight months before closing alongside the business...

White hopes to retain job as Louisiana schools head following fall election of new...

Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White is hoping to hang on to his current position, regardless of who voters elect next month to be...

Cracking the Cuban market: Louisiana companies contemplate new business prospects with the Caribbean nation

Louisiana and Cuba once were among each other’s most important trading partners. The Cold War ended their close relationship. Last December, more than 50 years after...

Cracking the Cuban market: What’s changed?

(Photography by Collin Richie: The Melancon outside of Habena Vieja) President Barack Obama is using his executive authority to improve relations with Cuba. But the...

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