8:30 LRN Newscast July 4

US Senator Bill Cassidy weighs in on the Congressional Hearings on the January 6th insurrection at the Nation’s Capital. Kevin Gallagher has the story…

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If you’re planning on popping off some fireworks today, the State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds to do so safely. And always make sure you have water nearby incase things get out of control. When the show is over water them down because spokesperson Ashley Rodrigue says they could…

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The state’s new budget went into effect on July 1st. There are concerns the state’s economy may decline because of high gas prices and inflation, but Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne is optimistic the economic forecast used to produce the budget will hold up….

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According to the latest data from the Louisiana Department of Health, as of June 30, more than 3000 new cases of coronavirus infection have been reported. Dr. Joe Kanter says COVID is with us for the long haul, so we’ve got to get used to it. What we can do is take advantage of the tools available and make good decisions in assessing our risk for infection and be prepared for seasonal surges.

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Two years since the start of the pandemic, about 95 percent of the state has either been vaccinated, had COVID, or both.