7:30 LRN Newscast January 31

Tulane releases a study that says sea levels are rising faster than thought along coastal Louisiana, because the land is also sinking. Fifth-year P-H-D student and lead author of the study Molly Keogh…
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Last week, Governor John Bel Edwards announced plans to spend 350-million dollars on coastal restoration and flood protection projects.

According to the American Gaming Association, 1-in-6 viewers of the Super Bowl will have money on the game. AGA spokesperson Sara Slane….
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Legalizing sports betting is expected to be a hot topic in the upcoming regular session.

The American Lung Association says Louisiana needs to consider a dramatic increase in their cigarette tax….
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Viewership for the Super Bowl is expected to be down in Louisiana, because of the missed pass interference call in the NFC Championship game. But it appears interest is down nationwide. A Monmouth poll finds only 16-percent of respondents are very interested in the Super Bowl, compared to 21-percetn last year. And 50-percent say they have no interest at all, up from 45-percent last year.