LSU survey finds race relations worsening in eyes of public
Posted on 4/20/2017 11:15:00 AM.

Race relations are worsening in eyes of the public, according to a recent LSU survey. Dr. Michael Henderson with the LSU Public Policy Research Lab says the share of people who believe race relations are getting worse rose by almost 20 percent since 2014.
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7 years later, father remembers son killed on Deepwater Horizon
Posted on 4/20/2017 10:40:00 AM.

Today marks 7 years since an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig killed 11 people off the coast of Louisiana. Twenty-eight-year-old Gordon Jones was one of those. His father, Keith Jones, told Jim Engster on Talk Louisiana that dealing with the loss of his son isn’t any easier 7 years later.
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Louisiana Bass Trail promotes north Louisiana bass fishing
Posted on 4/20/2017 6:48:00 AM.

North Louisiana is known for its great locations for bass fishing, which is why the Lt. Governor’s Office in partnership with the Office of Tourism and state parks has announced the launch of the Louisiana Bass Trail.

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Student body leaders plead with lawmakers not to cut TOPS funding
Posted on 4/20/2017 5:44:00 AM.

Student body leaders call on the state legislature to fully fund the TOPS scholarship program. Under the governor’s current budget proposal, TOPS is only funded at 70 percent. Northwestern State University student president John Pearce testified before the House Appropriations Committee and says he’s heard a lot of concerns from students.
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Gov Edwards says confederate monument controversy not a state issue
Posted on 4/20/2017 4:37:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards says the state should not get involved in the city of New Orleans’ decision to remove confederate monuments. The city is attempting to hire a contractor to take down three Confederate statues and a monument that commemorates an attack by a white supremacists. Edwards made his comments on his monthly call-in radio show.
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25% increase in number of sex trafficking cases in Louisiana
Posted on 4/20/2017 3:51:00 AM.

Sex trafficking cases reported in Louisiana rose by 25% last year. That’s according to a report by the state Department of Children and Family Services. Child Welfare Consultant Walter Fahr says of that number 45% of those victims were juvenile.
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