Bayou Teche Brewing Begins Production of Hand Sanitizer
A shortage of hand sanitizers has some craft beer breweries and distilleries churning out the disinfectant.
Medicaid Patients Face Loss of Coverage as COVID-19 Ramps up
Roughly 24,000 people were warned in mid-February they could lose Medicaid eligibility due to income requirements, with those cancellations set to happen mid-March right as COVID-19 is ramping up.
AAA warns of “100 Deadliest Days” for drivers
AAA is warning drivers to be extra cautious on the roads this summer as teens off from school pack the roadways.
The Morganza Spillway Will Open
Governor John Bel Edwards has requested government assistance to aid in flooding relief.
Bill to set Louisiana’s minimum age for marriage to 16 advances out of the Senate
The Senate has advanced a bill to set a minimum age on marriage to 16, so long as there is not an age gap of four years or greater between the two parties when one is under 18.
Hemp/CBD legalization passes key committee
Legislation to legalize industrial hemp production and CBD oil in Louisiana cleared the Senate Ag Committee on a 5-2 vote, but with a catch.
Louisiana senior citizens becoming more active, new research finds
A recent report from the United Health Foundation shows in the past six years, physical inactivity among those 65 and older has decreased by 18% in Louisiana.
Louisiana unemployment rate is lowest on record
The state’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is the lowest on record dating back to 1976.
Louisiana state parks are helping those with disabilities and special needs gain employment this summer
Louisiana state parks will be partnering with the Workforce Commission to hire people with disabilities and special needs to fill jobs for the summer season.
LSU AgCenters to begin new cannabis research involving fish
The LSU AgCenter will begin studying to effects of cannabis-based compounds on epileptic seizures, using the common zebrafish as a lab rat.
LSU launches 1.5 billion dollar fundraising campaign
LSU is launching the state’s largest-ever education fundraising effort, aiming to raise 1.5 billion dollars for the entire LSU system.
Tips Ahead Of Tax Deadline
There’s less than a month left before federal taxes are due.