State News

November 24, 2017 - 10:18 pm
(WWL.com) The National Federation of Independent Businesses expect 82 percent of those surveyed will participate in Small Business Saturday. The special shopping day was created in a joint partnership by American Express and the NFIB. NFIB State Director Dawn Starns says shopping small businesses...
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November 24, 2017 - 8:05 am
(WWL.com) Can decorating your home for Christmas really improve your mood? Psychologist with LSU Health New Orleans Dr. Michelle Moore says studies show it actually can. She says putting up lights or decorating your Christmas tree brings back happy childhood memories and typically gives people a...
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November 24, 2017 - 7:20 am
(WWL.com) A new survey from BlackFriday.com shows Louisiana shoppers actually prefer buying online for Cyber Monday rather than fighting the crowds on Friday. Site Retail Expert Carson Yarbrough says over 60% of consumers in the Bayou State still plan to catch some deals in stores this Black Friday...
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November 23, 2017 - 7:46 am
A member of the governor's staff has resigned as a result of sexual harassment allegations. LaPolitics.com learned Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs and Planning Johnny Anderson turned in his resignation on Wednesday. Deputy Chief of Staff Richard Carbo said in a statement that they take these...
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November 22, 2017 - 2:47 pm
(WWL.com) The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds holiday chefs to be conscious of food safety when cooking this year’s Thanksgiving turkey. Sarah Lichtman with the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says the first step when it comes to food safety is cleaning your hands and surfaces...
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Scott Clause - USA TODAY
November 22, 2017 - 11:28 am
The Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program has offered grant awards for nearly 3,100 homeowners affected by the floods in 2016, totaling nearly $92-million. Office of Community Development Executive Director Pat Forbes says these funds are helping people rebuild their homes and many of the...
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November 22, 2017 - 6:19 am
AAA predicts nearly 51-million people will travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, a 3% increase from last year and it's the highest number since 2005. AAA spokesman Don Redman says gas prices are about 35-cents higher than last year, but that's not stopping the expected 45-million that will hit the...
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November 21, 2017 - 6:25 pm
AAA predicts nearly 51-million people will travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, a 3% increase from last year and it's the highest number since 2005. AAA spokesman Don Redman says gas is about 35 cents higher on average this year than last year, but that's not stopping the expected 45-million that...
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