A Baton Rouge Democrat is challenging the state’s senior Senator in next year’s Senate election. Matt Doyle has more.
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Just over half of workers admit they’ll be browsing the web for holiday gift deals this season while at work. Matt Doyle has the story…
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Three Louisiana college football teams will play in conference championship games this Saturday, while two others advance to the second round of the F-C-S playoffs. Jeff Palermo has the story…
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Senator Bill Cassidy has a new challenger for his seat, Baton Rouge Democrat and Louisiana Juvenile Justice Advisory Board member Antoine Pierce.
Cassidy’s 2017 vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act partly inspired the run and Pierce says Cassidy misled the public about how many people would lose coverage under his replacement plan.
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Cassidy disagreed with Kimmel’s claim, saying more people would have coverage under his plan.
Pierce says Cassidy is beholden to moneyed special interests and needs to be replaced with a Senator who focuses on working-class economic issues.
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Pierce’s platform includes support for Medicare for All, raising the minimum wage, recreational Cannabis legalization, and other progressive policy points.
The Capitol City coffee shop owner says the state’s senior Senator lacks independence, and is too beholden to President, like many in the GOP.
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Cassidy won the seat in 2014, beating incumbent Mary Landrieu 56-44.
52 percent of workers admit they will shop online while on the job this holiday season. That’s according to a study conducted by the staffing firm Robert Half Technology. Senior Recruiting Manager Carrie Lewis of New Orleans says 44 percent of those surveyed admit it hinders productivity, because of how much time they spend doing it…
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The workshopping divide was starker among generational lines, with 65 percent of those 25-40 to admitting to it, but Lewis says there’s also a gender gap, with more men actually doing the cyber shopping than women…
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About half of tech leaders say they’re concerned the use of work computers for personal shopping will open the door to security risks, but Lewis says that’s not stopping 77 percent of companies from allowing it. That being said…
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Today’s Cyber Monday deals will attract the most workshoppers, at 43 percent of those who partake.
LSU will head to Atlanta later this week to play Georgia on Saturday in the SEC Championship game. The Tigers are 12-0 and college football analysts say the Tigers are in the college football playoff even if they lose to the Bulldogs, Coach Ed Orgeron says his team is not entertaining that thought
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The matchup to watch in this game is LSU’s high-powered offense against Georgia’s stingy defense, which is allowing just 10 points a game. Orgeron says it’s the best defense they’ve faced all season
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Georgia is in the SEC Championship Game for a third straight season. The Bulldogs are 11-and-1 and their only loss was at home to South Carolina. Georgia Coach Kirby Smart likes how his team bounced back from that defeat
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Christmas decorating is in full effect and State Fire Marshal Butch Browning has a few tips to keep the holidays fire-free. Browning says do not daisy chain power strips and check them about every 4 hours to make sure the strips are not being overloaded…
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The Fire Marshal’s Office recommends both artificial and live trees should be treated with a fire retardant material.
Browning says it may sound small but using outdated lights can be a fire hazard…
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Browning says if you want to bring home a live tree there are a few extra precautions you need to take…
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Louisiana Tech did not win the Conference USA Western Division, but they finished off the regular season with a 41-27 victory over UTSA. Tech quarterback J’Mar Smith returned from a two-game suspension to throw for 331 yards and three touchdowns. Coach Skip Holtz says his senior Q-B played well
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U-A-B’s win over North Texas puts them in the Conference USA championship game over La Tech and Southern Miss. But the Bulldogs will go for a sixth consecutive bowl victory. Holtz says they’ll have to wait until next weekend to find where they’ll be playing…
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The Independence Bowl in Shreveport and the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas are two possible bowl destinations for La Tech.
Southeastern Louisiana and Nicholls have advanced to the second round of the F-C-S playoffs. The Lions rallied from 31-14 deficit to beat Villanova 45-44 in Hammond. S-L-U Coach Frank Scelfo says his team doesn’t quit fighting…
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Nicholls defense didn’t give up a touchdown in a 24-6 win over North Dakota. Senior defensive linemen Sully Laiche led the Colonels to the victory…
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The Lions are at Montana this Saturday, while the Colonels visit North Dakota State. The Bison are three-time defending champs.