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Louisiana Seeking More Foster Families

The Department of Family and Children Services (DCFS) is focusing its efforts on recruiting new foster families.

Louisiana Draws Awareness to Children's Mental Health

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospital's Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) is bringing attention to symptoms of mental illness and programs to support those who have mental health issues. It aims to increase public awaren

State Offers Free Air Quality Notification Program

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality encourages citizens and businesses to become more aware of the air quality.

Louisiana Earns High Ranking for State Business Climate

Chief Executive magazine ranked Louisiana No. 11 in the U.S., the state’s highest position ever, in the magazine’s annual ranking of Best & Worst States for Business.

Trial drug for children with rare genetic disorder discontinued: Local family concerned

One young boy from Baton Rouge with a genetic disorder called Fragile X has another hardship to face. After his parents got him on a clinical trial with a drug proven to be successful; his condition was drastically starting to improve.

20 bills passed by Louisiana Legislature signed into law

Governor Bobby Jindal has signed the following bills passed by the Legislature into law. These additions make the total number of bills signed for the 2013 Regular Legislative Session to 26. HOUSE

2013 Special Olympics Summer Games this weekend

 This weekend over 800 Special Olympics Louisiana athletes, hundreds of volunteers, family members and staff invite you to come out to the 2013 State Summer Games. Friday:

Great Grilling Tips to Make Summer Meals Sizzle

(StatePoint) Now that warmer weather and summer are upon us, grilling season is here again and families are taking meals outside to enjoy the sunshine.

Medicaid expansion bills continue to be defeated at the Capitol

One by one, proposed laws to expand Medicaid are being shot down at the capitol. The latest in the line, Senate Bill 125, died in the Senate Finance committee.

Musicians raise their instruments to support victims of Mother’s Day shooting

Musicians are raising their instruments to show support for the victims of the Mother’s Day shooting.