7:30 AM LRN Newscast March 26

Louisiana Republican Party chairman Louis Gurvich says he’s making it clear that there will be no negative campaigning between Republicans in this year’s governor’s race. Political Analyst Bernie Pinsonat says four years ago the race was thrown by Republicans after they let their primary candidates shred front-runner David Vitter like pulled pork.

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A LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health study finds women in southeast Louisiana exposed to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill continue to experience symptoms of trauma. Lead author Dr. Ed Peters says five classes of symptoms were observed in the women who reported being linked indirectly to the oil spill.

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Close to two-thousand women who live in seven coastal parishes affected by the spill were among the study.

A May 15th deadline to dispense medical marijuana has been issued by the Louisiana Association of Therapeutic Alternatives. Doug Boudreaux with the Association made the ultimatum to department of agriculture officials, citing frustrations with delays since medicinal cannabis approval nearly four years ago. Ag Commissioner Mike Strain said he hopes to meet the May 15th deadline but he would not commit, citing he wants to make sure the product is safe.


Wildlife and Fisheries says this is the time of year in which people may come into contact with birds that appear to need help.  What should you do if that happens?

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