Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (7-17-14)

“In lieu of Thursday’s scheduled meeting between Gov. Bobby Jindal and Education Superintendent John White to try to settle their differences over accountability tests, state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education officers on Wednesday sent the governor another proposal.” – Lake Charles American Press

“Gov. Bobby Jindal and Education Superintendent John White will meet Thursday to hammer out their differences and possibly come to a compromise on Common Core in Louisiana. The meeting comes after the ongoing dispute over testing aligned with the education standards.” – WDSU

“Louisiana State Police say the bomb threat that shut down the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for a day was a hoax.” – Shreveport Times

“With a 50-year, $50 billion coastal restoration and protection plan to pay for, the state is gearing up with evidence to convince the rest of the country that the price tag is worth it.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Hundreds of anti-abortion protesters from around the country are gearing up to converge on New Orleans for a week-long rally.” – WWL-TV

“With nearly 600,000 student loan borrowers in Louisiana with an outstanding loan of about $23,000, federal legislation has been introduced to let borrowers with private or federal undergraduate loans refinance at 3.86 percent.” – Lake Charles American Press

“The much anticipated PBS Frontline special on the city of St. George incorporation effort that aired Tuesday night has drawn decidedly mixed reviews.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

LSU was picked to finish third in the SEC West behind Alabama and Auburn by media attending SEC Media Days this week, the conference announced Thursday. Senior offensive tackle La’el Collins was the Tigers’ lone first team selection on the pre-season All-SEC team.” – NOLA.com

“It’s a peaceful scene on Fourchon Beach through the lens of researcher’s Delaina LeBlanc’s scope.” – Houma Courier

“The New Orleans Saints have increased in value to more than $1 billion in the last year, and are the 36th most valuable sports team in the world, according to Forbes. The magazine included 30 NFL teams among its top 50.” – NOLA.com

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