5:30 LRN Newscast Mar 24

Beginning Monday, March 29th all Louisianans age 16 and up are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID. Governor John Bel Edwards says they received confirmation that the state would receive a sizable increase in weekly doses, so they have opened eligibility for all adults. You will still need to make an appointment to receive your vaccination.

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is heading up a 13-state lawsuit aimed at overturning the Biden Administration’s moratorium on new oil and gas lease sales on federal lands and waters. Other Republican and industry leaders spoke at the press conference as well. Erath Representative Blake Miguez says the moratorium will hinder flood protection projects.

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Miguez says the moratorium will cost the state thousands of jobs.

The Louisiana Department of Education wants to reshape summer learning this year, so it mirrors more of a summer camp program. State Superintendent Cade Brumley says they want systems to offering small group tutoring to help students catch up or even get ahead for the next year.

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Brumley says a number of school systems have indicated they are working on changing their summer programs.

Louisiana is under a slight risk for severe weather tomorrow. State Climatologist Barry Keim says a cold front will move through the state helping to produce the possibility for strong winds, hail, and tornadoes.

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And southeast Louisiana is under a flash flood watch until midnight Thursday.