Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (2-19-14)

“A Lafayette family is wondering why their homeowner’s association is asking them to remove a banner welcoming home their son, and father, from deployment.” – KATC-TV

“Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s Chief of Staff Paul Rainwater will resign just before Mardi Gras, according to a statement sent out by the administration Tuesday (Feb. 18).” – NOLA.com

“The Smoking Cessation Trust may be the best kept secret in Louisiana. And its executive director, Mike Rogers, would like that to change.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Despite two years of public forums, interviews and surveys, it took just one meeting — just one letter — to bring the planning progress of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s Community Dreaming project screeching to a halt.” – NOLA.com

“Tom Steyer, a billionaire hedge-fund investor turned environmental activist, may launch an advertising campaign panning Landrieu for supporting the Keystone XL pipeline. The three-term senator seeking reelection in a state much redder than it was six years ago says Steyer’s criticism could actually help her win.” – National Journal

“I think they have got to get better on that offensive line again,” Mayock said. “They have had issues there the last couple of years, and when they are really good Drew Brees can step up in the pocket. And it hasn’t been quite as good.” – WWL-TV

“After months largely silent on the issue, Gov. Bobby Jindal is urging congressional leaders to stop higher flood insurance premiums from hitting homeowners and businesses.” – WAFB

“One of the state’s main oil and gas lobby groups asked industry members in Houma Tuesday to help start a campaign to slow down and fend off lawsuits from landowners seeking damages for oil and gas activity.” – Houma Courier

“The LSU Tigers received a commitment from the nation’s top fullback prospect on Wednesday.” – Shreveport Times

“Jerome Zeringue, who spent a decade as director of the Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District, will replace Garret Graves as chair of the Costal Protection and Restoration Authority and as the governor’s top coastal advisor, Gov. Bobby Jindal announced last week. Graves has resigned from his position, effective Feb. 17.” – Tri-Parish Times

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