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What It's Like to be Gay In the State of Duck Dynasty (Hint: It's Very, Very Bad)

R. Kyle Alagood | Posted 02.27.2014 | Gay Voices
R. Kyle Alagood

Phil is not just some redneck who got rich and made it on television. He's the rule here in Louisiana, not the exception.

St. George and Its Dragons: A Fiery National Discussion

Aryanna Prasad | Posted 02.22.2014 | College
Aryanna Prasad

After studying Louisiana poverty in university, I hold a different view, and I was ready to slay St. George before it could materialize. Admittedly, I did not know its context, but I saw this same dilemma play out across the state.

Richer White People In Greater Baton Rouge Seek To Secede From Poorer Black Neighbors

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

In what began as a push to set up an independent public school district, the Village St. George community in Louisiana has now gathered almost half th...

Trymaine Lee

Former Prisoner Receives Polk Award

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 06.15.2011 | Media

At a podium inside the Roosevelt Hotel last week, Wilbert Rideau, 69, stood before an audience of academics and journalists, as he prepared to deliver...

Report: Reno highest in construction job losses

AP | SANDRA CHEREB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CARSON CITY, Nev. — A new report shows Nevada's Reno-Sparks region is the nation's hardest hit area when it comes to construction jobs lost in the recession.

The report released Wednesday by the Associated General Contractors of America ranks the metropolitan area 337th based on the percentage of construction jobs gained or lost in the past year.

From August 2008 to August 2009, Reno lost 35 percent of its construction work force.

The area of Duluth, Minn., and Superior, Wis., did only slightly better, followed by Tucson, Ariz., Wenatchee, Wash., and Redding, Calif.

On the other end of the spectrum, construction employment in Columbus, Ind., grew 14 percent. Other spots that improved include Anderson, Ind., Tulsa, Okla., Longview, Wash., and Baton Rouge, La.