Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (7-8-14)

“The eight Republicans vying for the open 6th District congressional seat are trying to highlight differences among their personal resumes, as they strike largely similar policy positions. In a debate Tuesday, held by the Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish, the contenders described themselves as conservatives who oppose the federal health care law and think President Barack Obama has overreached his authority.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“The eight Republican candidates running for the 6th Congressional District seat tried to prove their conservative credentials to a receptive audience today at a forum sponsored by the Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish.” – NOLA.com

“As former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin braces for what could be a lengthy prison term at his federal sentencing Wednesday, letters from his wife and three children paint a picture of family heartache, financial ruin and continued denial of guilt even though a jury found Nagin guilty on 20 out of 21 corruption charges.” – WWL-TV

A new state law that will allow special education students a different route to a high school diploma may violate federal laws and jeopardize Louisiana’s public school aid, U. S. Department of Education officials have told state Superintendent of Education John White.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“The Louisiana Legislature will not meet to try to override the 12 vetoes Gov. Bobby Jindal issued during the 2014 lawmaking session. The legislature’s decision was expected, particularly since lawmakers have declined to hold any veto session since a new state constitution was signed 40 years ago.” – NOLA.com

“Boosted by an exciting new industry and the potential for an expanded footprint, the future looks promising at the Port of Alexandria.” – Alexandria Town Talk

“The City of Baton Rouge is poised to annex in another 630 acres of land along the Mississippi River, shrinking the footprint of what could one day be the City of St. George. Land owner Charles Lambert, listed as director of Louisiana Riverboat Casinos Inc, petitioned to annex his property into the City of Baton Rouge.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Veterans in Southwest Louisiana have endured several delays for a permanent VA clinic after a series of bureaucratic setbacks.” – Lake Charles American Press

“The Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge has issued a statement decrying a decision by the Louisiana Supreme Court that could compel a local priest to testify in court about confessions he might have received. The alleged confessions, according to legal documents, were made to the priest by a minor girl regarding possible sexual abuse perpetrated by another church parishioner.” – NOLA.com

“The LSU baseball team received more good news about its freshman signing class last week.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

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