7:30 LRN Newscast

Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves says he is running for re-election this year, but is looking at possibly representing another district. His district has been changed substantially and is now a majority minority district and if he seeks to continue to represent the sixth district, he’ll face a challenge from Democratic Black state Senator Cleo Fields. LSU political science professor Robert Hogan…
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Graves could look to challenge fellow Republicans Julia Letlow in the 5th district or Clay Higgins in the third district.

President Biden has signed the F-A-A Reauthorization Bill. Graves played a major role in crafting this legislation that will look to add thousands of new air traffic controllers in an effort to reduce travel delays…
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The bill also has $25-million dollars for funding to update runways and terminals in an effort to improve the customer experience.

Governor Jeff Landry has appointed Dustin Yates, as the Interim Mayor of the state’s newest City of St. George, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Jeanne Burns has more.
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There was a welcome home celebration in Ruston for the Louisiana Tech baseball team as they returned from Virginia after sweeping Liberty as Conference USA regular season champions. They will play Middle Tennessee on Wednesday in the Conference USA Tournament, which will be held in Ruston.