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April 03, 2019 - 6:38 am
It is still less than half, but more people in Louisiana now feel the state is on the right track. Researchers from LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication release their findings from the 2019 Louisiana Survey. Director of the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs Dr. Jenee Slocum said...
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April 02, 2019 - 6:49 pm
The feds have agreed to an April 16 deadline on providing an answer on when, and if RESTORE 2016 flood grant money will be available to those who took out SBA loans, AKA the “duplication of benefits” loophole. Senator Bill Cassidy says at that point Louisianans will be told how the law will be...
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April 02, 2019 - 3:50 pm
(WWL.com) A Cut Off man has been arrested by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office accused of stealing thousands from a youth baseball league. 40-year-old Blaine Curole was the president of the league from 2015 until 2017. Lt. Brennan Matherne says when Curole turned over financial records to the...
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David Blake
April 02, 2019 - 12:41 pm
Is there a good chance for passage of a minimum wage boost in the next legislative session? Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards wants an increase, but the argument always faces a rough ride, and this time should be no different. Several other states and cities have already raised their minimum...
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Jim Hanzo
April 02, 2019 - 10:16 am
An LSU student who was reportedly missing on Saturday has been found dead at a townhouse apartment, along with a 21-year-old woman, according to the Advocate. 19-year-old Max Raymond and 21-year-old Joy Gentil were found dead at 3005 Highland Road Monday afternoon. According to police there were no...
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April 01, 2019 - 5:08 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Though Gov. John Bel Edwards previously said Louisiana would seek to impose work requirements on certain adult Medicaid recipients, his administration isn't pursuing such a mandate, backpedaling on an idea struck down in other states by a federal judge. The Democratic...
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April 01, 2019 - 12:22 pm
Matt Doyle | WWL.com We’re a week away from the start of the 2019 legislative session, and since it’s an odd numbered year, legislators will be tasked with taking on tax and revenue issues. LaPolitics.com publisher Jeremy Alford says there’s one problem though. “There is no HB 1, which means there...
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Jim Hanzo
March 31, 2019 - 9:34 pm
The work week starts off chilly but will warm up later in the week. Look for temps to get up to the 60s Monday and Tuesday. Monday, some clouds and maybe some sunshine. "By Tuesday lots of sunshine for at least the next couple of days after that," said WWL-TV local weather expert Chris Franklin. We...
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March 31, 2019 - 8:21 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been scratched from the lineup Sunday night against the Los Angeles Lakers. Davis has been listed on the Pelicans' injury report with lower back spasms and also has missed the previous two games. His third straight game out of the...
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March 31, 2019 - 1:10 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's higher education policy leaders are setting an ambitious goal for the state. They are striving for six in 10 working-age adults to hold a college degree or other employment credential beyond a high school diploma by 2030. That's a high bar in Louisiana, which...
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