09:30 LRN Newscast, August 16th

Louisiana does not have an abortion clinic operating for the first time since 1974, so what does this mean for them now? Kathaleen Pittman, director of the Hope Medical Center for Women in Shreveport, says during the uncertainty of the last eight weeks they’ve received widespread support from the community…:
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The closures come following the state supreme court’s rejection to hear an appeal challenging the ban on abortion in Louisiana.

Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory is back from a three-week stay at an in-patient rehab facility in Texas. He spoke to the media upon his return saying it wasn’t easy to ask for help…:
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Guillory said twenty-one days is just the beginning and this is a lifelong process for him.

Starting tomorrow eligible Entergy customers can apply for a $150 credit on their bill. Brooke Thorington has more on the $4.4 million dollar pledge from the utility…:
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And the gas prices continue to help with family expenses. The statewide average for a gallon of regular stands at $3.53, down another 2 cents overnight.

Voters in Louisiana love to show off that they’ve been to the polls and Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is unveiling the design for the 2022 “I Voted” sticker at this hour in Baton Rouge.