10:30 LRN Newscast July 29

The Louisiana Revenue Department will begin sending out 250-dollar checks this week to those frontline workers who had to work during the governor’s stay-at-home order. Secretary Kimberly Robinson says they’ve received 205-thousand applications, but not everyone who applied is eligible and they are still accepting applications at front-line-workers-dot-la-dot-gov…
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The Louisiana Department of Agricultural says since Friday its office has received about 300 calls from people who say they received a mysterious package of seeds. The seeds have a mailing address from either China, United Arab Emirates, or Uzbekistan. Ag Commissioner Mike Strain says this could be brushing scam
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Strain says if you receive the seeds call his office and most importantly do not plant them.

Louisiana leads the nation in coronavirus cases per capita, but Governor Edwards says there is evidence cases are plateauing. Edwards says the number of coronavirus patients in the hospital has remained flat over the last week, which he says is a sign the mask mandate and the closure of bars is slowing the spread…
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The 600-dollar weekly unemployment benefit put in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic ends this week and Congress is debating on extending the benefit and to what extent. Louisiana Workforce Commission Secretary Ava Dejoie says they have thousands of job listings posted at louisiana-works-dot-net. She says if you see a job you would like, send in an application…
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