8:30 LRN Newscast

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy announced this morning he won’t be running for governor of Louisiana.  ULM political science professor Pearson Cross says he isn’t surprised

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In his announcement, Cassidy pointed out he is the ranking Republican member in a powerful senate committee on health care, education, employment, and retirement policies.

Federal labor data released Friday shows Louisiana has again posted a new record low rate of unemployment. Louisiana Workforce Commission Supervisor for Employment Statistics Mark Jones says the numbers are tremendous news…:

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Jones says there are over 14-thousand jobs posted on the LWC’s HIRE website (LAWorks.net).

He says we are recovering from the pandemic and employers are ready to hire capable workers.

There is a concern Twitter could go away soon after reports of mass resignations at the social media company recently purchased by billionaire Elon Musk. Haggai Davis the Third, co-host of the podcast Tech Gumbo, is not ready to predict the demise of Twitter but The hashtag R-I-P Twitter trending users are concerned it could shut down. Davis says the potential end of Twitter is forcing many users to contemplate the use of social media platforms…

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The SEC West champion LSU Tigers will host the UAB Blazers on Saturday night in Tiger Stadium. The Bayou Bengals have their ticket punched to play Georgia in the SEC Title game in two weeks, but Coach Brian Kelly says that has no bearing on their game against the Blazers…

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