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Early voting begins today, and runs through next Tuesday, November first.

“The presidential election is usually our Super Bowl, Final Four, all put into one,” Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler says.

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“We have six constitutional amendments that voters statewide will be making their choice on.”

With the help of Public Affairs Research Council president Robert Travis Scott, we found out about the first three amendments Friday. Today we’re getting the rundown on the remainder, beginning with Amendment Four -- a property tax exemption.

Parth Shah grew up in North Carolina and graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in May 2015. During his undergraduate studies, Parth produced radio features for his school's news magazine Carolina Connection and founded Monsoon, a South Asian American affairs magazine.

Parth recently completed the Lee Ester News Fellowship at Wisconsin Public Radio where he spent nearly a year as a general assignment reporter in Madison, Wisconsin. He's also the founder and host of Hyphen, a podcast about identity.

When he's not editing audio, one can find Parth dancing with Wisconsin Surma, UW Madison's nationally competitive Bollywood fusion dance team.

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These days we're used to the instant gratification of planting blooming bedding plants for immediate color in our landscapes.

But if you want spring flowering bulbs to brighten your gardens this spring, this simply won't work. You must plant the bulbs that will bloom this spring some time this fall.

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“We have six constitutional amendments that voters statewide will be making their choice on,” and Public Affairs Research Council president Robert Travis Scott says it’s important to know what those amendments do before you enter the voting booth.

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Five coastal parishes -- Cameron Parish, Jefferson Parish, Plaquemines Parish, St. Bernard Parish and Vermillion Parish -- are suing oil and gas companies for damages to coastal land. 

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Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the third and final presidential debate Wednesday night at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

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Five of the candidates for U.S. Senate met in a Tuesday night debate, put on by the Council for A Better Louisiana and Louisiana Public Broadcasting. The name calling began immediately.

“I am the one true conservative here tonight among those who are pretenders,” Congressman John Fleming said in his opening statement.

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Governor John Bel Edwards took Attorney General Jeff Landry to court Monday, asking Judge Don Johnson to order the A.G. to do his job.

“The judge basically said that this procedural device, a writ of mandamus, is not available to the Governor in this case,” Matthew Block, the governor's executive counsel, said of the ruling against the governor’s case.

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The Restore Louisiana Commission second meeting began with some good news about federal flood aid.

“We’ve gotten about $438-million dollars in the initial down payment,” U.S Senator Bill Cassidy told the group charged with coordinating flood recovery spending.