1130 AM LRN News

Potential 2023 Gubernatorial Race contenders Attorney General Jeff Landry and Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser are off to strong fundraising starts, Landry with two million dollars and Nungesser with a million in a half. Political Analyst Bernie Pinsonat says the two Republicans are early favorites.

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Democratic Governor Edwards will be term-limited.

Baton Rouge native, 29-year-old Hayley Arceneaux is set to become the first cancer survivor to ever get launched into space. She’ll be the chief medical officer aboard Inpiration4, the first all-civilian mission. Arceneaux, a spokesperson for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, calls it an inspirational moment for St. Jude’s kids.

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Last week’s storm has many residents working in their yards removing damaged plants. But you might be adding insult to injury. Brooke Thorington explains.

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President Joe Biden announces the feds will be covering a larger portion of the Hurricane Laura public assistance bill than was previously agreed. The portion of non-federal costs such as repair of public buildings, roads, and other infrastructure items will now be reimbursed at 90 percent, up from 75 percent.