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Pennington researches effects of exercise on blood sugar; seeks African American men to participate

Pennington Biomedical Research Center is recruiting volunteers for a clinical trial to examine how exercise affects the body's ability to regulate blood sugar in African American men.

Natural resources ranked as highest economic growth opportunity among tour attendees in Natchez

Natchez area business and community leaders believe Natural Resources tops the list of opportunities for future economic growth in their area, according to a Jan. 22, 2014 survey.

Survey reveals dwindling resources for domestic violence victims

This month, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) released a new research report that found, in a single 24-hour period, more than 66,000 victims of domestic violence received help and support from service organizations in the U

Rally for new bill to make payday lending subject to felony loansharking laws

Payday lenders currently charge interest rates 10 times higher than felony loansharking laws allow.

Abortion bill passes through house committe with no opposition

At the Capitol Wednesday, a bill that would ultimately shut down abortion clinics in Louisiana passed through the house committee.

LSU Student Senate writes resolution supporting HB 142; bill gives money to higher ed

Students at LSU are taking a stand for a bill that might affect them as well as college students across the state. Representative Dee Richard wrote House Bill 142.

IRS has over $15M for LA residents who have not filed 2010 Income Tax Returns, $760M nationwide

Refunds totaling almost $760 million may be waiting for an estimated 918,600 taxpayers who did not file a federal income tax return for 2010, the Internal Revenue Service announced Wednesday.

'Stand up. Speak up. Seize control': Students rally against tobacco industry

You've heard it before, "smoking kills." In fact, complications from smoking kill nearly 500,000 people every year, but hundreds of students right here in Louisiana want to prevent that.

NASA sending ULL research project into space

A research project at UL is going out of this world, literally. Biology professor Dr. Karl Hasenstein is leading an experiment that will unfold inside the In

New look at common core debate

Baton rouge native Sakinah Abdul-Aziz was an athlete, and a gifted student at McKinley High School. When she got to college at Southern Illinois University this fall it was a wake up call.