Senator Hewitt pushing to grow STEM programs in schools
Posted on 9/13/2017 6:09:00 AM.

A 29-member panel meets today in Baton Rouge to discuss ways to get more students interested and improve achievement in the areas of science technology, engineering and math also known as STEM. Slidell Senator Sharon Hewitt is behind this effort to grow STEM programs in schools.
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Northwestern State's fall enrollment at highest in school's 133-year history
Posted on 9/13/2017 3:49:00 AM.

Northwestern State University’s fall enrollment has reached its highest ever in the school’s 133-year history, with 10,572 students. NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio says this is one of the most meaningful milestones in the school’s long history. He credits this achievement to the university’s academics.
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Congressman Johnson fighting to return Shreveport man home from Guatemalan jail
Posted on 9/13/2017 2:48:00 AM.

Louisiana lawmakers are working to free a Shreveport man from a Guatemalan jail after he was arrested in March for bringing hunting ammunition in his luggage. U.S. Representative Mike Johnson and U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy met with the country’s ambassador to discuss the case of Zachary Wilson. Johnson says Wilson suffers from ulcerative colitis.
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New study finds Louisiana has worst lawsuit climate in US; not good news for business
Posted on 9/13/2017 2:19:00 AM.
A new study finds that Louisiana's lawsuit climate is the worst in the nation, and also showed this ranking is not good when it comes to attracting new businesses. Harold Kim is the executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform. He says the survey found that 85% of company attorneys said a state's lawsuit climate is likely to impact decision making.
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Edwards' administration starts legal process to remove operator of 2 north Louisiana hospitals
Posted on 9/12/2017 3:41:00 PM.
The Edwards administration has started the legal process to remove BRF as the operator of the state’s safety net hospitals in Monroe and Shreveport. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says a letter has been sent to Shreveport-based BRF that gives them 45 days to correct various problems.
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Calcasieu Parish starts to recover after Tropical Storm Harvey
Posted on 9/12/2017 10:59:00 AM.

Recovery is underway in Calcasieu Parish after Tropical Storm Harvey left major flood damage in some areas. Dick Gremillion, Director of the Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, says while the destruction is not as bad as Texas, 800 to a thousand structures in Calcasieu sustained water damage. He says they are waiting to see if they will be declared a Federal Disaster Area.

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