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Troop F State Trooper Awared 'Ace' License Plate


Louisiana State Trooper Ryan Baker was awarded an ACE license plate on Monday. LOUISIANA --Louisiana State Trooper Ryan Baker was awarded an ACE license plate on Monday. This award is given to those Troopers who recover five stolen vehicles and arrest the ...

Car thieves beware: ‘ACE’ Trooper Baker on patrol


Car thieves should consider avoiding northeastern Louisiana when State Trooper Ryan Baker is on patrol. Baker, a member of Troop F in Monroe, nabbed five such suspected criminals in five months, earning a rare “ACE” award from the State Police for his ...

Baker all-start baseball teams have mixed success at district


Baker teams met with mixed success during the weekend at the District 3 Little League baseball tournaments at La Grande. Baker won its opener on Saturday, defeating Harney County 9-3. Gavin Stecher was Baker’s starting pitcher, throwing just 50 pitches ...

Counting down Louisiana football's Preseason Top 50 for 2015: No. 33 East Ascension


In a seven-week span, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune will reveal its 2015 Preseason Top 50, ranking Louisiana's top prep football teams ...
turn towards a trio of seniors in cornerback Jonathan Baker, linebacker Josh Dennis and defensive lineman Jayvin ...

Strong July 4th thunderstorms expected across southeastern Louisiana


Strong thunderstorms are expected to roll through southeastern Louisiana July 4th as many set out to celebrate ...
Affected areas include Baton Rouge, Hammond, Zachary, Baker, Denham Springs, Gonzales, Donaldsonville, Jackson, clinton, Greensburg, Oak ...

Fireworks illegal in Baker, Zachary


Independence Day is one of the most popular days to set off fireworks, but unless you’re a professional, fireworks are illegal in East Baton Rouge Parish and banned in communities such as Baker and Zachary ...
A list of Louisiana parishes and links ...

Walmart says baker should not have made ISIS battle flag cake


SLIDELL, La. — After one of its employees made an ISIS flag cake, Walmart is defending that employee. Chuck Netzhammer originally ordered a cake with the Confederate battle flag atop it. That order was denied by a Walmart bakery in Slidell, Louisiana.

Baker & VanVleet on Pan American Games training camp roster


Wichita State’s Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet are among the 22 players vying ...
Rico Gathers (Baylor/LaPlace, La.); Isaac Haas (Purdue/Hokes Bluff, Ala.); Nigel Hayes (Wisconsin/Toledo, Ohio); Malcolm Hill (Illinois/Fairview Heights, Ill.);

Layoffs begin in Baker school district


BAKER, La. (AP) — Superintendent Herman Brister says some teachers and staff have already been laid off as part of a plan to save the Baker School District $1.2 million. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1Gyt2bO) Brister, who replaced outgoing ...

Harvey baker brings New Orleans treats to Baton Rouge streets


BATON ROUGE, La. (WGNO) – This baker’s bringing a taste of New Orleans to Baton Rouge. Malcom Goffner grew up in Harvey. Like many, he was forced to relocate after Katrina destroyed his home. “We lost everything. We lost everything,” said Goffner.

These Transgender Working Girls Are Out For Vengence In Hollywood


It’s Christmas eve in Hollywood. Do you know where your pimp is? In director Sean Baker’s sizzli ng, manic new film Tangerine (shot on an iPhone and opening in select theaters this Friday), trans worki…

The 2015 gubernatorial elections in Argentina’s petro-provinces: phase 1


On the last Sunday of the first half of the year, Argentina closed the books on the provincial elections in five of its seven provinces with significant petroleum and/or natural gas production and res…
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The situation of health coverage in in BAKER LOUISIANA

1. After five years of the Affordable Care Act, more than 16 million people have health coverage.

That's more people than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. This number includes parents who can finally afford to take their kids to the doctor, families who no longer risk losing their homes or savings because someone becomes ill, and young people who are now free to pursue their dreams without worrying about losing access to health care. 

With millions of people getting covered, the uninsured rate for non-elderly adults has dropped by 35% since October 2013. “The Affordable Care Act is working,” President Obama said after hearing the news that millions of Americans had signed up and gotten covered. “And I'll tell you, everywhere I go around the country, I'm meeting inpiduals who come up and thank me. How passionate they are about the difference it's made in their lives, it really reminds me why we do all of this." 


2. Medicaid is helping millions.

The Affordable Care Act allows states to expand eligibility for Medicaid, and 28 states and the District of Columbia have done so. Across all 50 states, there are 11.2 million additional Americans enrolled in Medicaid compared to a baseline period in the fall of 2013.

While not every state expanded Medicaid, those that did are seeing especially strong coverage gains. In Medicaid expansion states, the uninsured rate among families with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty line declined by 13 percentage points, nearly double the decline in non-expansion states.


3. Those with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance.

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies could deny you coverage or charge you more because of a health problem that you had prior to applying for insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you just because you have a pre-existing condition and they can’t close you out of coverage by charging you more than someone who doesn’t have a pre-existing condition.

This key provision means that up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage. This includes the parents of over 17.6 million children with pre-existing conditions who no longer have to live with that worry. 


4. The uninsured rate for young Americans is at its lowest point since at least 1997.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for young Americans has declined by more than 40 percent over the past five years. Since 2010, more than 5 million young adults have gained coverage.  This includes 2.3 million young adults who have gained coverage by being able to stay on their parent's health plan. Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults can stay on their parent’s coverage until age 26. With all that can happens in a young person's life, this provision helps ensure that those who are just starting out in college and work careers can plan with the assurance that they have access to quality and affordable coverage. 


5. Americans no longer have lifetime and annual limits on their coverage.

The Affordable Care Act has lifted the lifetime health benefit caps for 105 million Americans. Previously, many plans set a lifetime limit on how much they would spend for your covered benefits during the entire time you were enrolled in their plan. If you went over, you’d be paying out of pocket. Annual limits also constrained families and inpiduals by restricting how much they could receive per year. That's not how it should be. That’s why the Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from putting annual or lifetime dollar limits on most benefits. 


These are just five of the core ways in which the Affordable Care Act has helped Americans get quality, affordable health care. See for yourself: Click here to meet inpiduals who have benefited from health care, read their stories, and then pass them on so others can see what getting covered -- and staying covered -- means. 

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Register now and request your ballots for the year in BAKER LOUISIANA

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the year. It is important to complete a new FPCA annually, every time you move or at least 90 days prior to the election you want to vote in.

Completing a new FPCA is easy at FVAP.gov:

  • Select your State from the drop-down on the home page
  • Click the box at the bottom of the page to Register to Vote, Request a Ballot or Update My Voter Info
  • The FVAP online tool will walk you through the form, and provide you with a PDF packet to print, sign and send directly to your local election official (LEO); links are also provided here for States that offer online voter registration
  • You can check the status of your registration and/or ballot request by contacting your LEO at any time

Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

* While there are no regularly scheduled elections for Federal offices, there may be some elections for office which are vacated by the end of the term. Being registered ensures you will be able to participate in these elections.

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If you experience any issues or have questions, FVAPs call center is available at 1-800-438-VOTE (8683), DSN 425-1584 or at vote@fvap.gov. Toll-free phone numbers from 67 countries are listed at FVAP.gov. Find us on Facebook at /DoDFVAP and follow @FVAP on Twitter.

PDF version of FVAP Voter Alert #1

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The importance of local education funding in BAKER LOUISIANA

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 


"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 

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