Out of the state an average of 4 of 10 days, Gov. Bobby Jindal picks up his cellphone to govern the state while he's away

Republican presidential candidate Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal greets local residents while walking in a Fourth of July parade, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Urbandale, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) ORG XMIT: IACN112

Even before officially joining the presidential sweepstakes, Gov. Bobby Jindal spent far less time in Louisiana than his predecessors. Since announcing June 24 that he was seeking the Republican presidential nomination, Jindal has been in Louisiana only one day, according to campaign news releases and the lieutenant governor’s records. And with just… Continue reading →

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Baton Rouge men nearly gave up on finding love, become first same-sex couple to wed in parish

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- From left, Justice of the Peace Moses Evans, Jr., jokes around with newlyweds Ronald Granger and Madison Maddux at Evans' Chapel, Monday, June 29, 2015, in Baton Rouge.

Madison Maddux and Ronald Granger had each “given up” a little over three years ago, disappointed by the string of bad relationships that seemed to come standard issue with dating. So after they met in a bar in Memphis, Tennessee, Granger was surprised… Continue reading →

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