8:30 LRN Newscast

It’s Small Business Saturday today. A campaign to get consumers to shop at local stores. State NFIB director, Dawn McVea, says Louisiana small businesses employ over 46% of the workforce, so shopping locally will help the state’s economy…
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In the NFIB’s latest optimism survey, 13% of small business owners reported not having a good outlook for the next three months, so they are hoping for a robust Small Business Saturday.

Early voting for the December 10th election starts today and early voting will continue until December third, except for Sunday. State Commissioner of Elections Sherri Hadskey says their are a couple of other dates to remember as well…
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Hadskey says there is something on the ballot for everyone, including three constitutional amendments.

Louisiana’s green energy industry continues to grow. The St Landry Parish Council has approved that parish’s first solar farm project. Marsanne Golsby has more.
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If you are a concealed handgun permit holder, you can add it to your LA Wallet App. The creator of the app, Envoc, says it’s been added after receiving thousands of requests for the feature. The LA Wallet app can also show your driver’s license, state ID, digital hunting and fishing licenses and COVID-19 vaccination verification.