LRN Newscast 16:30 08-29-14

Governor Jindal filed a lawsuit earlier this week against the Obama administration over Common Core. He accuses the feds of trying to nationalize the curriculum in local schools. UL Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says Jindal’s anti-Common Core stance could be tied to his presidential aspirations…:
CUT 4 (05) “Republican circles”
Meanwhile, its being reported the Governor could pay outside lawyers as much as $275 thousand dollars in state money to represent his office in Common Core lawsuits.

You’d have to go back to 2010 to find Labor Day gas pricesas low as they are today. Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan says the lack of hurricanes have helped…
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He says we are about to eclipse Saudi Arabia in monthly production.


It was 9 years ago today that Hurricane Katrina belted the coast with devastation that’s been unmatched in modern history. LSU Media Professor Bob Mann was the Communications Director for Governor Kathleen Blanco in 2005, and he says many other areas are learning from us…
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Governor Jindal issued a statement today saying Louisianians can take comfort in knowing that we are resilient and will continue to grow and prosper.

There are some reports that two potential starters on the LSU football team will not play in tomorrow night’s game against Wisconsin. Cornerback Roshard Robinson has reportedly been suspended, and wide receiver Malachi Dupree has an injured ankle and did not make the trip to Houston.