Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (7-10-14)

“Nagin has been mostly silent since his indictment in January 2013. Though he was once an outspoken public official, he hasn’t discussed the criminal case against him. That changed Wednesday after he was sentenced in federal court.” – WDSU

“As would be expected, several media outlets are failing to report Nagin’s declared status as a ‘life-long Democrat.’ A particularly egregious example is at USA Today (saved here for future reference, fair use and discussion purposes, and in case USAT makes revisions; HT longtime NB commenter Gary Hall; bolds are mine):” – Newsbusters

“Gov. Bobby Jindal and Education Superintendent John White will meet at 4:40 pm on July 17 to discuss their differences and potentially hammer out a compromise over the Common Core academic standards and related testing contracts.” – NOLA.com

Another group of property owners with about 300 acres are trying to jump ship from the proposed city of St. George by requesting to be annexed into the City of Baton Rouge.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

Add Cox Communications to the growing list of companies that will carry the SEC Network, which will launch on August 14th.” – KPEL

“Dubbed by Papazoglakis ‘the political engagement platform of the future,’ Freagle, a ‘virtual town square’ is a non-partisan platform seeking to provide a line of communication among citizens, elected officials, politicians, and other government and political actors, and facilitate a dialogue between the people and their elected officials. Papazoglakis says the service will also provide real-time, non-biased political intelligence and research using ‘big data’ technology.” – NOLA.com

Louisiana trails only Florida in the number of homes at risk for damage from hurricane-driven storm surge, according to CoreLogic, a global data analysis services firm.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Three state school board officials scheduled a media briefing Thursday to discuss what they said was a potential solution for standardized testing next school year.” – WBRZ

Nearly 9,000 students are getting state vouchers mostly to attend private or parochial schools, officials announced Wednesday. How many students accept the aid will be known after school starts.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“The Mandeville native who starred at St. Paul’s and then carved a spot as a Tulane legend will be LSU’s new hitting coach, replacing Javi Sanchez, who announced Wednesday that he is leaving his job for private business.” – NOLA.com

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