12:30 LRN Newscast Sept 5

It’s Labor Day; the federal holiday recognizing those that work hard for a living with a day of rest. With that in mind, what is the “labor picture” in Louisiana? We asked economist Dr. Loren Scott, who says the state is still suffering worker from shortages due to the pandemic…:

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Scott says there are shortages of available employees in almost all sectors of business and industry.

Plenty of folks are firing up the grill for Labor Day, Cattle Producers of Louisiana CEO Dave Foster says you’ve probably noticed food costs are up compared to this time last year but if you’re hoping to impress your guests, he says to make sure your selection is USDA choice for example…

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State officials say the state’s one-point three-billion-dollar investment in coastal protection projects is paying off in results.

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What an insane finish to last night’s LSU game. The Tigers went on a 99-yard touchdown drive in the final minute, only to have the extra point blocked, which resulted in a 24-23 defeat to Florida State. It was the second kick blocked in Brian Kelly’s LSU head coaching debut…

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