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

“Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo will make a second run at Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District seat, he told The News-Star Saturday.” – Monroe News-Star

“Again and again, it is Common Core supporters who offer sheer vapidity, devoid of specifics, while well-informed opponents offer detailed explanations of their objections. Among those multitudinous objections, none is as frequent as the serious complaints about the specific content of the standards for mathematics, which completely upend traditional methods of instruction and learning.” – Quin Hillyer/Baton Rouge Advocate

“About 130 acres of marsh have come to life just over the western levee in Golden Meadow. The marsh will continue growing as long as money for it becomes available, Lafourche Parish officials said.” – Thibodaux Daily Comet

“The Hernandezes want Jindal to reunite the family by granting a pardon that would remove the felony from Hernandez’s record, possibly paving the way for legal immigration to the U.S. The Louisiana Board of Pardons unanimously recommended a pardon in 2010. Neither the prosecutor who prosecuted Hernandez nor the judge who sentenced him is opposed. Yet Hernandez’s pardon recommendation has sat on the governor’s desk for four years.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Covington attorney Roy K. Burns, Jr. has announced he will run for 22nd Judicial District Attorney, an office that serves St. Tammany and Washington parishes. Burns, who was an assistant district attorney in the early 1980s, has practiced law on the north shore for 38 years.” – NOLA.com

“Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin’s steep descent from the days when he was seen as a fresh-faced reformer continues this week when he’s sentenced in federal court on 20 criminal charges counts including bribery, money laundering and fraud.” – WDSU

“A man interviewed by New Orleans police as a ‘person of interest‘ in the Bourbon Street shooting last week was arrested early Sunday outside a sports bar in Marrero after he allegedly created a disturbance in the presence of sheriff’s deputies.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“A state audit has found that about $1.3 million in federal food card benefits were used after the legal benefit recipients had died.” – KATC

“The New Orleans Saints began their move of equipment Thursday to The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, where the team will hold three weeks of training camp practices starting July 25.” – NOLA.com

“Had Alleva and lieutenants Miriam Segar and Eddie Nunez behaved more like professionals toward Minnis and less like schoolyard bullies in several other instances in addition to the one above, they may not be in the legal tennis match they find themselves.” – WWL-TV

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