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So far early voting turnout for the primary is more than double that of the 2015 election, and state officials say it could indicate higher than average interest in this year’s election. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin says the early results are incredibly promising as people packed polling stations Saturday.

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He says when you add absentee ballots, the total number of votes skyrockets to nearly 77,000 total first-day votes.

The Saints defense came alive in the Black and Gold’s 12-10 win last night over the Dallas Cowboys holding the formerly prolific Dallas offense to just 257 total yards. The Black and Gold will need to reform around a defensive identity with Drew Brees out and the offense struggling. Defensive end Cam Jordan says with or Brees or no, they’re on a mission.

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The Louisiana Tumor Registry adds a new data visualization tool to their website. Registry spokesperson Lauren Maniscalco says the tool has been in development for about a year and will see continued advancements.

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Maniscalco says the tool is very interactive in breaking down data on the types of cancer, parish by parish.  

25 years after the first riverboat set anchor in Baton Rouge the market is now struggling as revenues are cratering. Baton Rouge peaked in the fiscal year ending June 2017 at $308.8 million and has slumped the last two years. Revenue has fallen to nearly one-fourth to $235.6 million for June 2019. Chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board Ronnie Jones says new smoking bans have had a big hit.

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