830 AM LRN News

Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Colonel Joey Strickland says today is a day to remember the tens of thousands of Louisianans who died while serving their country. There’s some debate as to what the current total of Louisianans who’ve died while in the military is, but ultimately…

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Higher Ed leaders cheered last week’s passage of the 38 billion dollar state spending plan for the fiscal year starting in July. UL System President Jim Henderson says the faculty pay raises and general formula increase is the biggest investment in higher ed in 13 years, but despite the big increase we still haven’t made up for the steep budget cuts enacted during the Jindal Administration.

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Previously up to 70 percent of college budgets were state-funded, now 75 percent of college budgets are sustained by student tuition and fees.

If you’re thinking of taking the boat out today as a novice helmsman Sea Tow President Kristen Frohnhoefer (Frone – hoffer) says make sure you are properly trained before leaving the dock. Frohnhoefer (Frone – hoffer) says new navigators are 142-percent more likely to need ungrounding services.

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Hurricane season starts tomorrow and before this above average season kicks off you need to make sure you either have flood insurance, or make sure that your coverage has not lapsed. David Maurstad, the head of the National Flood Insurance Program with FEMA, says There’s no way to completely eliminate flood damage but a good policy can help with the recovery process.

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