Statewide flu shot event Thursday afternoon
Posted on 12/12/2018 8:17:00 PM.

Louisiana Department of Health is conducting a special one-day, multi-location flu shot promotion, throughout Louisiana, 2-6:30 PM Thursday. LDH Immunization director Dr. Frank Welch said a similar event was conducted in January of this year during the middle of a rough flu season that saw more than 1600 deaths in Louisiana.
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Flu, LDH, Vaccinations, Holidays

Most googled items by Louisianians in 2018: World Cup, LSU, and hurricanes
Posted on 12/12/2018 7:17:00 PM.
Google’s annual Year in Search report shows Louisianans searched most for soccer, LSU football and hurricanes.  Google Technology Expert Molly Vandenburg says the number one search in the Bayou State was a little surprising.
Louisiana, googled items, Molly Vandenburg, World Cup, LSU football, hurricanes

Kennedy opposes national criminal justice reform bill
Posted on 12/12/2018 12:42:00 PM.

Congress is set to vote this month on a criminal justice reform bill that would give judges more leeway in sentencing non-violent offenders, and would increase funding for rehabilitation programs for prisoners. The bill is backed by President Trump, but opposed by Senator John Kennedy and other Republicans.
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John Kennedy, Criminal Justice Reform, Louisiana, Congress, Donald Trump, politics, legislation, 2018

Farm bill will not include SNAP work requirements
Posted on 12/11/2018 5:55:00 PM.

A Farm Bill is in conference committee with votes expected on a final version in Congress later this week. The bill houses the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or food stamps, along with farming policy for the next several years. Congressman Ralph Abraham says he’s disappointed the bill leaves out SNAP work requirements, but overall it’s a good bill.
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Ralph Abraham, SNAP, farm bill, food stamps, work requirements, Louisiana, 2018

LDH receives 23.1 million dollar opioid response grant
Posted on 12/11/2018 4:37:00 PM.

The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Behavioral Health has received a $23.1 million State Opioid Response grant.

Assistant Secretary at the Louisiana Department of Health in the Office of Behavioral Health Karen Stubbs says the grant will fund a multitude of programs to the benefit of those suffering from opioid use disorder.
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Louisiana Department of Health, Karen Stubbs, Opioid grant

LSU's Devin White remains undecided about declaring for the NFL draft
Posted on 12/11/2018 4:17:00 PM.
 By Jeff Palermo
LSU All-American linebacker Devin White remains undecided on whether he'll skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft. White, who won the Butkus Award which goes to the nation's best linebacker, says he still has some unfinished business.
Devin White, LSU Linebacker, draft, turning pro

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