The Senate Education Committee approved a proposal that would require universities to create action plans to prevent unplanned pregnancies. Author of the measure, New Orleans Senator Wesley Bishop, says pregnancy prevention is something that should be taught along with time management and study habits. He is confident if young people knew better, they would do better.
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The proposal now heads to the full Senate.
Tomorrow is Election Day in 46 Louisiana parishes. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says along with a big state senate race, there are also many local propositions of tax renewals or new taxes to be decided throughout the state. He says if you aren’t sure if there’s an election in your area Saturday, check out the GeauxVote app…:
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Governor Edwards alongside DHL and Graphic Packaging International announced a 1.27 million squarefoot carton operation and logistic center will be built in Monroe. Edwards says GPI will continue to employ 800 workers at their mill in West Monore and will move their folding cartons operation to the new Monroe facility.
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The State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating a burning car in DeSoto Parish where the body of a woman was found inside. Fire Marshal Butch Browning says they responded to a call from the Sheriff’s Office at 2 a.m. reporting a vehicle fire on Interstate 49 near Stonewall…:
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The victim has been identified as Kelly Jo Brunettin of Frierson.