08:30 LRN Newscast, July 31st

Louisiana’s gubernatorial candidates are using text messaging as another way to reach out to voters. You may have already received one from those including Sharon Hewitt, Richard Nelson, and Stephen Waguespack. LSU Political Science Professor Robert Hogan…:
Cut 14 (08) “less costly”
The FCC says political text messages can be sent without permission as long as the sender does not use autodialing technology.

Since the massive hack of the OMV computer system exposed data of anyone with a state issued driver’s license or ID, lawmakers are calling for more answers. Leesville Representative Chuck Owen says he’d like to know the types of data that were stolen…:
Cut 5 (09) “to expect”
The state is offering one year of free credit monitoring which you can sign up for through the website nextsteps.la.gov.

The Blue Tarp Roofing Fund Program has been expanded. Teiko Foxx reports..:
CUT 2 (31) “I’m Teiko Foxx”

Second Harvest Food Bank will begin construction on a new warehouse in August. President Natalie Jayroe…:
Cut 10 (10) “in operation”
Second Harvest currently operates out of three warehouses and serves the southern portion of the state, from Mississippi to Texas.