Restore Louisiana awards $92 million in to homeowners affected by 2016 floods
Posted on 11/22/2017 5:03:00 AM.

The Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program has offered grant awards for nearly 3,100 homeowners affected by the floods in 2016, totaling nearly $92-million.

Office of Community Development Executive Director Pat Forbes says these funds are helping people rebuild their homes and many of the homeowners are reimbursed for work already done.
Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program, Pat Forbes, Office of Community Development

USDA gives tips for holiday food safety
Posted on 11/22/2017 4:45:00 AM.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds holiday chefs to be conscious of food safety when cooking this year’s Thanksgiving turkey. Sarah Lichtman with the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says the first step when it comes to food safety is cleaning your hands and surfaces before and after touching raw meats. She says the next step is to separate.

USDA, turkey, Thanksgiving, Sarah Lichtman

NRF: Stores opening on Thanksgiving because the customers demand it
Posted on 11/22/2017 3:00:00 AM.
The lines have become blurred between family traditions on Thanksgiving and getting the good deals before everyone else to kick off the holiday shopping season. National Retail Federation’s Ana Serafin Smith says many stores are opening earlier on Thanksgiving. It all started with one retail giant.
Black Friday, Thanksgiving, online shopping

AAA: Projects busiest Thanksgiving travel holiday weekend since 2005
Posted on 11/21/2017 5:00:00 PM.
AAA predicts nearly 51-million people will travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, a 3% increase from last year and it's the highest number since 2005. AAA spokesman Don Redman says gas prices are about 35-cents higher than last year, but that's not stopping the expected 45-million that will hit the highways. 
AAA, gas prices, Don Redman

Louisiana holiday shoppers expected to spend more this holiday season
Posted on 11/21/2017 3:00:00 PM.
Holiday shopping is expected to increase in Louisiana. That’s the view of LSU Marketing Professor Dan Rice who says households have largely recovered from the 2016 floods and the state’s unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been since 2008.
holiday shopping, black friday, Ana Searfin Smith

Governor seeks campaign donations on 2nd anniversary of his election
Posted on 11/21/2017 2:28:00 PM.

Two years ago today, John Bel Edwards was elected as Louisiana’s 56th governor. Edwards’ approval ratings are solid, but political analyst Clancy Dubos says there’s no guarantee the Democrat from Amite will be re-elected.

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