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Alana Wilson gave blood Thursday for the first time in her life.
The shooting earlier this month of Rep. Steve Scalise was enough to spur the Republican National Committee staffer to put aside her fear and donate a pint of blood.
Members of Congress recommitted to a pledge of civility Wednesday in the wake of the shooting at a practive for the GOP congressional baseball team in Alexandria last week.
Efforts are being made to transform how energy is produced in Louisiana. New legislation will help those efforts build a hydroelectric power plant along the Red River.
On Monday, the United States House of Representatives passed Rep.
Congressman Mike Johnson fielded calls and texts from 101.7 / 710 KEEL listeners Monday morning on a myriad of topics including the Comey hearings (“He’s a guy who has the special talent of upsetting everybody”), tax reform (“I believe we’ll get real tax reform before the fall”), and immigration, (“illegal crossings have declined 60% and we haven’t put one brick in a wall”).
President Donald Trump did us all a service this month by removing our country from the lopsided Paris climate agreement. Although many in the media would have you believe otherwise, any objective review of the facts affirms he made the right decision. Given the weight of this issue, those facts are worth repeating.
It was a Hallmark movie moment when a few dozen freshman congressmen took to the well of the U.S. House of Representatives to announce a promise to act with civility toward colleagues, regardless of party affiliation.
To the old bulls it was probably the kind of shrug-worth sentimentality that would melt with the first of many tough votes.
The chancellor of the LSU medical school in Shreveport met Tuesday with the top Veterans Affairs chief to pitch a closer partnership with Overton Brooks VA Medical Center.
Dr. G.E. Ghali, med school chancellor, met in Washington, D.C., with U.S. Veteran Affairs Secretary David Shulkin. Also attending was U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Louisiana, whose district includes Monroe.
Why can't we be friends?
State Sen. Rick Ward, R-Port Allen, sensing a growing fractiousness in the Louisiana Legislature, wants to cool the rhetoric.
"There are always a lot of heated discussions, but it seems to me like we're moving away from philosophical disagreements on issues and getting personal," he said.
She ran away from home. She was only 15 when the man she moved in with and thought she loved took her to a party and told her she had to sleep with somebody for money. She resisted. His pressure continued. She thought it would be a one-time deal. It wasn't.