Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (7-28-14)

“Baton Rougeans expressed more moderate views in this year’s CityStats survey than they have in years past. The Baton Rouge Area Foundation says approximately 34% in the 2014 survey identify themselves as moderates, up from 31% the year before. Inversely, those identifying as “very conservative” fell from 15% to 11%. Survey responses to progressive policy questions followed suit.” – Baton Rouge Business Report

“It’s been months since Congress acted to protect thousands of homeowners from dramatic premium increases under the National Flood Insurance Program. But for Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and the leading Republican in the race to take her seat, the issue is still very much alive.” – Shreveport Times

“Louisiana, the U.S. capital of hot sauces, has exported its culinary obsession for the capsaicin-laden condiment to consumers throughout the country.” – WWL-TV

“Kenner is the site for the newly designed Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Center that opened at 2113 38th St. in 2013.” – NOLA.com

“Officials with the East Baton Rouge Parish School System said all of the public school students enrolled in schools participating in the national school lunch and breakfast program will be eligible for lunches and breakfasts at no charge for the upcoming school year.” – WAFB

“Way out in the eastern Atlantic, not far from the Cape Verde Islands, is a mass of unorganized thunderstorms.” – Fox 8 Live

“Brandin Cooks isn’t big in stature. The rookie wide receiver is listed at 5-foot-10 and 189 pounds, and he looks even smaller when lined up across from one of the New Orleans Saints bigger defensive backs. Then he takes off, and you forget about his size and begin to wonder about his potential and what he might be capable of in this offense when and if everything clicks for him.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“The veterans reform legislation that has been in conference committee for weeks includes the approval to construct the long-delayed veterans clinics in Lake Charles and Lafayette.” – Lake Charles American Press

“LSU freshmen defensive linemen Trey Lealaimatafao and Davon Godchaux were arrested by campus police last week in separate incidents, LSU police reported. Both were issued misdemeanor citations and released.” – NOLA.com

“Another push is underway to rid Terrebonne’s bayous of rotting, abandoned boats. The hulls of forgotten vessels dot mud banks, shorelines and bayou bottoms throughout the parish. They aren’t just eyesores, they can be navigational hazards for other boats, Planning Director Pat Gordon said.” – Houma Courier

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