The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the White House COVID vaccine mandate for private businesses. Six conservative justices voted for the block, while 3 liberal justices voted against. Loyola University law professor Dan Ciolino says he doesn’t see it as a purely partisan decision…:
Cut 13 (13) “…a democratic president.”
Brandon Trosclair, who employs nearly 500 people at grocery stores across Louisiana and Mississippi, says the Supreme Court got this one right. He says he’s not against the vaccine — but whether or not his workers get the shot is their business…:
CUT 15 (06) “the vaccine itself”
But the court did rule to uphold the mandate to require the vaccine for employees of health care providers.

New data shows the number of Louisianans who smoke cigarettes is at an all-time low. A report from the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living says the percentage of adults who smoke is down to just over 18-percent; down from about 22-percent in 2019. TFL director Dr. Earl Benjamin Robinson says this is great news:
Cut 10 (06) “contextualize that drop”
For help kicking the tobacco habit, visit “QuitWithUsLA.org”.

The Louisiana Marathon is coming back to Baton Rouge for its 11th year. Thousands of runners from all over the world are expected to be in this weekend. Officials say the Louisiana Marathon weekend generates between $2 million and $4 million in economic impact each year.