09:30 Newscast November 2, 2015

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is rolling out enhancements to its online system for Louisiana job seekers and employers…

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It appears we’ll have at least one gubernatorial debate before the November 21st runoff election. It’s reported that Republican David Vitter and Democrat John Bel Edwards will face off November 16th in a statewide televised debate from Baton Rouge. Edwards has agreed to a November 10th Louisiana Public Broadcasting debate if the senator confirms. Vitter has been criticized for attending only two of seven televised debates leading to the primary election.

Louisiana’s START College Savings Program is the 5th best plan in the country according to the Christian Science Monitor. State Treasurer John Kennedy says START is an underutilized program that allows money to grow over time without being taxed. He says for more information on Louisiana’s START saving program, visit latreasury-dot-com…

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He says START is a great way to help students pay for college.

With flu season around the corner, the Tulane University School of Medicine is working on more effective vaccines after receiving a 1.6 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health. Tulane immunologist Dr. Elizabeth Norton says they also have study going on to examine how well flu shots are working in the New Orleans area. She says they’re looking to see what about a particular person makes the flu vaccination ineffective…

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Norton says the grant will support research until 2020.