9:30 LRN Newscast June 25

The US Supreme Court reversal on abortion is an emotional one on both sides of the issue. Brooke Thorington has Louisiana reaction…
cut 1 (35) “…I’m Brooke Thorington”

High temperatures around 100-degrees again today. State Climatologist Barry Keim says a dome of hot dry air over Louisiana is keeping skies clear…
cut 14 (09) “…cool things down”

LSU President William Tate is touting a $27-million dollar donation from Shell USA, the largest gift from a for-profit partner in the university’s history. Tate says the funds will establish the LSU Institute for Energy Innovation, which will discover innovative methods to fuel the nation.
Cut 10 (12) ” …and solutions.”
Shell says the investment can create the next generation of energy leaders and help build a net-zero emissions United States.

Walmart employees who receive medical coverage in Louisiana now have access to doula services. Doula Program Lead for Walmart Nancy Jester says last year they launched a pilot program in Georgia and due to its success, they’ve expanded the benefit in three other states including Louisiana.
Cut 7 (09) “…birthing mothers.”
Doulas provide continuous emotional, physical, and informational support to mothers before, during, and after childbirth.