Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (6-12-14)

“New figures show Louisiana’s economy grew by 1.3 percent in 2013, lagging neighboring states and the nation.” – KALB

“Louisiana’s rightward tilt on abortion rights is opening up one of the brightest political contrasts in the race between Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy.” – POLITICO

“Gov. Bobby Jindal has officially announced plans to sign legislation that is all but guaranteed to close the only abortion clinics in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. ” – NOLA.com

“A majority of teachers surveyed say their schools lack the technology needed for students taking Common Core tests, the Louisiana Federation of Teachers said Thursday. Teachers also reported that their students lack the computer skills needed to succeed on the exams, the group said.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“It took a while, but New Orleans native, Holy Cross star and LSU closer Joe Broussard is on his way to pro baseball.” – NOLA.com

Baton Rouge police arrested LSU starting safety Jalen Mills early Wednesday after he allegedly punched a woman he had never met before, causing her to briefly lose consciousness in the hallway of his apartment complex on May 4.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“A contract worker from Texas has been arrested after allegedly calling in a bomb threat at the Geismar plant where he was in town working.” – KPEL

New data will be collected about thousands of students receiving the popular TOPS college scholarship in Louisiana.” – NOLA.com

Tabasco is threatening legal action against a Louisiana political blogger over his use of a 4-year-old logo that resembles the world-famous pepper sauce’s logo while targeting BP over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and spill.” – Acadiana Business

“A Lafayette man finished his 25-mile swim across Lake Pontchartrain, making the solo swim from the West End lighthouse to Mandeville overnight.” – WWL-TV

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