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Bill Barrow
Journalist, New Orleans Times Picayune

Bill Barrow is a capital bureau reporter for The Times-Picayune of New Orleans, where he has worked since November 2006. Before coming to the Times-Picayune, Barrow worked five years for the Press-Register of Mobile, Ala., where he covered Alabama politics and higher education. A native of Bay Minette, Ala., Barrow graduated from Auburn University in 2000 with a bachelor of arts in journalism.

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02/16 - Effects of Expansion: Medicaid in Louisiana

How will the lives of those who now have access to health care change?

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12/15 - Election 2015: An Analysis

What strategies did each of the major candidates use during the Governor's race?

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Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

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