07:30 LRN Newscast, September 25th

Early voting for the October 14th primary begins Saturday and we’re profiling the 6 main candidates. Independent Hunter Lundy says Louisiana voters are tired of partisan politics pointing out the most recent legislative session where lawmakers had a significant surplus of funding, but ended up arguing over what to do with it…:
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Lundy is also in favor of increasing the minimum wage.

LSU stars Angel Reese and Olivia Dunne are on the cover of this month’s issue of Sports Illustrated as they are leading college athletes in NIL deals. Reese is worth nearly $2 million, while Dunne is over $3 million. SI’s senior writer Stephanie Apstein says they learned LSU is helping their athletes manage money…:
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Federal and state officials are trying to stop saltwater from coming up the Mississippi River and impacting drinking water in southeast Louisiana. Jeanne Burns has the story…:
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Quarterback Derek Carr reportedly suffered an AC sprain in his shoulder during the Saints 18-17 loss to Green Bay Sunday, but a source says there are no internal injuries. How much time Carr will miss is yet to be determined.

LSU has dropped one spot in the latest AP Top 25 poll released Sunday, following a hard fought 31-28 victory over Arkansas. The Tigers stand at #13.