7:30 LRN Newscast 12-29-20

A Legislative task force is taking up the question of whether the state should ditch the current jungle primary system and move to closed primaries for elections. Matt Doyle has the story.
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Nine months into the pandemic some OB/GYN clinics are seeing an influx of patients, but it’s not what you think. Dr. Karli Boggs, Clinical Director at the LSU Clinic at Women’s Hospital in Baton Rouge says many of their new patients are women who lost health insurance along with the jobs, and now have Medicaid coverage. Boggs says the average wait to schedule a gynecological visit as opposed to obstetrics is three months or more.
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Edna Karr is gunning for their fifth high school football state championship in a row tonight as they take on Carencro for the Class 4A title at 6 PM in Natchitoches.
Cougars’ head coach Brice Brown says the secret to their success has been staff continuity.
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Former Governor Edwin Edwards turned down a COVID vaccine over the weekend when he was at LSU-Health Shreveport, for routine medical tests. Edwards biographer Leo Honeycutt says Edwards felt it would be better used on a healthcare worker at the moment.
Cut 13 (13) “…he refused.”