13:30 Newscast, February 28th, 2017

Us News & World Report’s list of best states ranks Louisiana dead last in the nation. Halen Doughty has more…:
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Tonight President Donald Trump will speak before a joint session of Congress, and it’s not know what we could expect him to say. LSU political science professor Robert Hogan Mr. Trump is anything but predictable…:
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Hogan says healthcare will be a big topic, as will the budget.

A picture has surfaced of a white candidate for the state legislature wearing blackface as part of a Tiger Woods costume. Robert Gatti, a Republican running for Congressman Mike Johnson’s open seat, said it’s a 15 year old photo he had no idea was offensive. ULM Political Science Professor Joshua Stockley says this won’t help Gatti’s campaign..:
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Gatti apologized and said he feels his opponents are behind the leak.

Laissez les bons temps rouler! It’s Mardi Gras and celebrations are taking place today throughout the state. More and more people are visiting Louisiana every year to celebrate Fat Tuesday, according to a study from WalletHub. Analyst Jill Gonzales says New Orleans is slammed right now…:
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