LRN 1030 A.M. Newscast 02/27/2018

A new person is at the helm of the Louisiana GOP.  Kelley Ray spoke with Louis Gurvich.

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There has been an increase in the amount of organ donations from opioid addicts.  In Louisiana, there has been a 40 percent increase in the last two years.   Louisiana Organ Procurement Association spokesperson Kirsten Heintz says the opioid crisis is now colliding with another health crisis.  That of the need for life saving organs.  It all starts with the decision to donate, which might come from family decision…

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is facing a budgetary crisis.  After years of operating as a self-sufficient agency, the predicted annual 19.8-million-dollars will not be enough to keep up.  Cole Garett, Executive Counsel for the LDWF, says they are proposing a bill in the regular legislative session to get rid of most of the current 117 different licenses.  By raising some fees, this will help them get matching federal funds …

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A parent group at Bowling Green School, a K-12 in Franklinton is using a gun raffle that includes two AR-15s to raise money for a program to keep seniors safe on graduation night.
But Executive Director of the Louisiana Violence Reduction Coalition Victoria Coy says while she supports Project Graduation efforts, she can’t get behind putting more weapons in the community.

Coy says putting on a gun raffle, especially one with assault rifles, undermines the parent group’s objective of keeping their children safe.

Cut 13 (11)  “creative solutions.”