Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (6-20-14)

“Gov. Bobby Jindal isn’t the first governor that has tried to pull a state out of Common Core, but he is the only one that has had to try and do it alone so far.” – NOLA.com

“You already know how the national polling looks, but those numbers include the opinions of many Americans whose votes will have zero impact on the much-watched battle for control of the Senate. NPR clears out New Yorkers, Californians and Texans (among others) from its sample, focusing instead on the following 12 states: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina and West Virginia. A look at the results, bearing in mind that presidential approval rating has historically been the single most significant variable in midterm election cycles:” – Hot Air

Beach-goers will again not be able to use Fourchon Beach this year. The beach has been closed for cleanup of the 2010 BP oil spill in previous years but is closed this year because of a large coastal restoration project, said Ricky Cheramie, chairman of the Lafourche Beachfront Development Commission.” – WWL-TV

“Steve Scalise is known for giving his friends a little bit extra. In Louisiana, it’s called lagniappe.” – POLITICO

“As we dive deeper into hurricane season and the tropics heat up, it’s another reminder to be well prepared and hurricane ready. That includes making sure your evacuation plan is ready, right down to your lines of communication, and cell phone providers are also getting ready.” – WDSU

“A man is recovering in a Shreveport hospital after flying out of the back of a pickup truck with the mattress he was trying to hold down.” – Fox 8 Live

“A 16-year-old Florida girl allegedly kidnapped more than a week ago by a sex offender may owe her life to Facebook and Fawn Domingue, an Interstate 10 truck stop cashier who recognized Ashley Lyon the instant she locked eyes with the teen Wednesday night.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“While dealers in down-hole tools, rig construction and pipe manufacturing are recovering or reinvesting following two years of eased production efforts on the Haynesville Shale, the businesses that were built to service the booming number of roughnecks to their town are finding business may never come back the same.” – Shreveport Times

“Gov. Bobby Jindal has reportedly signed a bill allowing the owner of Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete to keep his 14-year-old Bengal tiger, Tony, as a roadside attraction.” – NOLA.com

“The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday voted 10-1 not to extend Superintendent Bernard Taylor’s three-year contract past its expiration in June 2015, but left open the possibility of seeking an extension later, perhaps after Nov. 4 School Board elections.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

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