10:30 LRN Newscast April 9

Governor Edwards reiterated his support for LSU’s decision not to fire anyone in the wake of the Husch Blackwell report detailing widespread mishandling of sexual misconduct cases. Edwards says it’s clear that a number of former LSU employees should’ve been fired back in 2013 through 15, but those employees aren’t at LSU anymore…

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LSU Board of Supervisors member Lee Mallett is calling for the university to cut ties with legal counsel Taylor Porter. He says their advice to a small group of university leaders to keep the board in the dark about the alleged sexual misconduct of former coach Les Miles, is the core of the school’s coverup.

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The Baton Rouge law firm of Taylor Porter has represented the university for 80 years.

The state launches a vaccine hotline that can help schedule COVID vaccine appointments for residents at nearby providers. The hotline can also connect residents with health care experts who can answer questions about the vaccines.  State health officer Dr. Joe Kanter says we’ve approached the point where those who want to get vaccinated can do so easily.

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The 2021 Louisiana Survey asks residents about the extent of racial discrimination in six different situations like at work; applying for loans; voting; medical treatment and dealing with the police. Policy Lab Research Director Mike Henderson says overall 55-percent of white Louisianans feel Blacks are treated equally.

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781 Louisianans were interviewed from January until March of this year.