7:30 LRN Newscast

Governor John Bel Edwards announces the federal government will provide Louisiana with the resources needed to administer 200,000 COVID tests a month. So far just over 150,000 tests have been performed. Edwards says starting next month the state will begin to receive more testing kits and the weekly allocation will increase over time…
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The governor is in Washington D-C today for a one-on-one meeting with President Donald Trump. Testing will be one of the major topics.

Universities are planning to welcome students back to their college campuses this fall, but how much of a state funding hit will these schools take. The state is anticipating lower revenues because of the COVID-19 shutdown, but University of Louisiana System President Jim Henderson says that it doesn’t necessarily mean the system will go under…
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The surviving Baton Rouge Police officer wounded in Sunday’s fatal shootout that killed another officer is showing promising signs of recovery. Kevin Barnhart has the story.
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State lawmakers have approved Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin’s plan for more early voting days and expanded mail-in balloting options for the July and August elections. Ardoin says this is a temporary response to the COVID-19 pandemic. But many Republican lawmakers are concerned about the mail-in voting expansion.