1130 AM LRN News

Congresswoman-elect Julia Letlow is imploring every adult in Louisiana to get a vaccine now that everyone 16 and older is eligible to get a vaccine appointment. Letlow lost her 41-year-old husband Luke Letlow to COVID in December, just days before he was to be sworn-in to congress.

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Luke Letlow was diagnosed with COVID in December shortly after he was elected to the 5th Congressional District.

When you roll in to get your vaccine make sure you bring your ID and insurance card with you. Louisiana Independent Pharmacies Association President Randall Johnson says that’s because your vaccination is being entered in a registry…

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So if you forget when and what vaccine you’ve taken, there will be a record.

68 percent of Louisianans support decriminalizing marijuana use and possession according to a new poll, a nine percent increase from last year. JMC Analytics pollster John Couvillon says support for legalization cuts across all partisan, racial, and gender lines.

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The only demographic group that consistently opposes legalization is those over the age of 65.

Last month’s winter storms have had a positive effect on nuisance aquatic vegetation in Louisiana. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Inland Fisheries Operations Manager Alex Perrett says there are certain areas where they have chronic problems with those plants, and this storm helped them get a head start clearing them out.

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