Abraham talks with LRN about entering the race
Posted on 12/6/2018 1:11:00 PM.

Monroe born and Alto based Congressman Ralph Abraham says he’s a conservative Republican, and he’s running for governor, and intends to win. He says he’s been concerned about the direction the state since Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards took over in 2015, the same year he was elected to Congress.
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NFIB suggestions for office parties
Posted on 12/6/2018 2:25:00 AM.

It’s that time of year when businesses start planning their holiday parties, parties which have the potential to go horrifically wrong if things get out of hand, or the company does a poor job planning and preparing. National Federation of Small Business State Director Dawn Starns says harassment awareness is at an all-time-high, so don’t incentivize inappropriate behavior.
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25 percent of Louisiana children live in food insecure homes
Posted on 12/5/2018 12:18:00 PM.

A Report from Hunger Free America says Louisiana has the third highest rate of food insecure children in the nation. About 25 percent of kids in the state live in households where their parents do not make enough money, and CEO Joel Berg puts much of the blame on the state’s low minimum wage.
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National day of mourning for President George H.W. Bush
Posted on 12/5/2018 2:17:00 AM.

Today is a national day of mourning in honor of the passing of George HW Bush, the 41st President who served from 1989-1993.

LSU Political Science Professor Robert Hogan says it’s interesting to note federal offices are closed and the U.S. Postal office is not delivering mail today. 

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George H.W. Bush's funeral set for today
Posted on 12/5/2018 2:06:00 AM.

George H.W. Bush’s funeral is today, with leaders from across the world paying homage to the 41st President of the United States. The former Commander in Chief gave his eventful “Read my lips, no new taxes” speech at the GOP convention in New Orleans in 1988, and his former Deputy Chief of Staff, Henson Moore, says Bush held one of the last rallies of his career in Baton Rouge.
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Governor Edwards hopes Senator Kennedy will now focus on his duties in Congress
Posted on 12/4/2018 12:43:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards  hopes Senator John Kennedy’s decision to stay out of the 2019 governor’s race and remain in D.C. will give the Senator a new-found focus on his federal responsibilities, instead of using his time to verbally spar with state leaders. Edwards responded to the news as a guest on WWL's Newell Normand show. 

“I wasn’t surprised, I guess I wouldn’t have been surprised ether way. He has a lot of work to do in the Senate if he would just focus his attention there and get it done.”
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LSU fans have some time to grab Fiesta Bowl tickets
Posted on 12/4/2018 11:42:00 AM.

Good news for Tigers fans looking to attend the Fiesta Bowl: tickets will likely be available through the school for at least the next few days for the game against undefeated UCF in Glendale Arizona. Ticket Operations Assistant Director Brian Broussard has some advice for folks who want to be with other members of the Purple and Gold nation.
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Kennedy decision leaves wide open GOP field
Posted on 12/4/2018 2:28:00 AM.

The Republican side of the 2019 governor’s race is now wide open after Senator John Kennedy bowed out yesterday, leaving the GOP with no clear standard-bearer to lead the charge against the southeast’s only Democratic governor.
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Fort Polk woman gets to decorate White House
Posted on 12/1/2018 4:31:00 AM.

A Fort Polk interior designer and military spouse had the honor to  join 150 volunteers for the annual Christmas decoration of the White House. Amy Hirata was one of 7,000 applicants to participate in the festive activities in the nation’s capital. Hirata says her team was put to work getting ornaments ready to hang.
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New anti-gas-tax ads to begin airing this weekend
Posted on 11/30/2018 11:59:00 AM.

A Koch Brothers backed conservative advocacy group will begin airing anti-gas tax ads on social media and at gas station video screens across the state this weekend ahead of next year's legislative session that may include a push to raise the tax to pay for road projects. Americans for Prosperity State Director John Kay says it’s no time for another tax.
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