The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority releases its Fiscal Year 2021 annual plan anticipated to put $958 million into the coast. Michael Farrar has the story.
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New legislation is in motion to renew the Violence Against Women Act. Kevin Barnhart has the story.
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A few things need to go right Sunday for the Saints to win home field advantage in the playoffs, starting with a win at Carolina, along with losses for the 49ers and Packers.
The Black and Gold had the luxury of resting starters last year but no dice this season. QB Drew Brees says even though it’s a long shot, there’s still a chance of home field, so it’s all hands on deck Sunday.
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The Panthers at 5-10 on the year, and fired longtime coach Ron Rivera, who coached the team when the Saints won a squeaker earlier this year 34-31.
Both the Saints and Packers play at 12PM on FOX, so unless you have Sunday Ticket you’ll have to track the game on your phone. Tight end Jared Cook says the players can’t let the Packers game distract them.
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The Packers play the 3-11-1 Lions, and are 12.5 point favorites.
The Saints best chance of at least securing a bye-week is the Sunday Night matchup between the Seahawks and 49ers. Even if the Packers win, Brees knows a Seattle victory could give them much needed rest.
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The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority releases its Fiscal Year 2021 annual plan. The plan anticipates investing $958 million into the state’s coast. CPRA Executive Director Bren Haase says various factors are in place to make this the largest spending plan in the history of the coastal program.
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The plan begins July 1, 2020
$718 million will be allocated toward construction. Haase says sixteen dredging projects are slated to be part of that construction.
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Haase says the projected new land is expected to outpace the average annual rate of land loss.
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Senator John Kennedy is throwing his support behind the reauthorization of an act that has provided resources to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The Violence Against Women Act, originally enacted in 1994, expired in February. Kennedy says this bill’s renewal will help combat a slew of issues.
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Kennedy says violence against women is a serious problem, and over the years, the act has helped fund avenues to improve the situation.
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Kennedy says some of his colleagues are attempting to inject the issue of gun control into the bill, efforts that he is leaning against.
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Louisiana is the first state in the nation to receive authorization from the USDA to distribute industrial hemp licenses.
It’s the culmination of a process that began earlier this year in the Legislature when Louisiana growers told lawmakers they were interested in taking advantage of a new federal ruling on the crop. Ag Commissioner Mike Strain…
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The news doesn’t mean any farmer can start putting hemp seeds in the ground. Because the product is highly regulated, Strain says you’ll have to come to the state first and pass a background check.
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Those interested in growing will have to get one of four licenses…
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The fourth is a license for those hired to be contract carriers.
LSU coach Ed Orgeron and Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley met for a joint press conference that was mostly full of praise for each other’s season, in particular, each team’s offensive prowess.
Riley knows a thing or two about offense having engineered top 3 scoring teams in the last three years in a row. He says the Joe Brady created spread at LSU is among the most creative he’s ever seen…
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Riley is an oft mentioned candidate for an NFL coaching job.
Orgeron praised Riley’s unique spread scheme, but says former Bama QB and transfer Jalen Hurts’ talent and hard work make it dangerous in ways that are tough to predict
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LSU star RB Cylde Edwards-Helaire is still officially a game-time decision. Orgeron’s best guess is that he plays, but in a limited capacity.