8:30 LRN Newscast March 25

Beginning Monday, all adults in Louisiana will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Governor John Bel Edwards says anyone 16 and over, regardless of occupation or health status, can make an appointment to get vaccinated starting next week.
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The decision comes after the White House said 27-million doses of vaccines will be distributed across the country next week, more than three times the number available two months ago.

But Louisiana’s progress in lowering the spread of COVID has stalled, largely due to increased community spread in southwest Louisiana. State Health Officer Dr. Joseph Kanter…
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In response to mishandling of previous sexual misconduct cases at LSU, the Board of Regents wants to make sure every college and university in Louisiana has a system in place to properly respond to claims of sexual abuse or sexual harassment. Higher Education Commissioner Kim Hunter Reed has sent a letter to college governing board leaders.
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Reed says they want answers by April 9th.

An American Dental Association survey finds more than 70 percent of dentists are reporting an increase in patients with teeth grinding and clenching problems. LSU School of Dentistry Chair of Endodontics Dr. Mark Odom says it is an emotional response to an increase in stress from the pandemic.
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Odom says the grinding of teeth and clenching of jaws can lead to headaches, soreness and sometimes cracked or chipped teeth.