7:30 LRN Newscast August 3

Southwest Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins is facing three challengers as he seeks re-election in November. There are two Democratic challengers. One of them is former oil driller Rob Anderson, who criticizes Higgins for opposing renewable energy funding. Anderson says Louisiana could lead the way in green energy…
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The other Democratic candidate is Mount Olive Baptist Church Pastor Bryalon Harris. There’s also a third-party candidate, Libertarian Brandon Leleux. He’s running on Libertarian like ideas
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Higgins calls the November election a crucial turning point for our country as he says the left keeps pushing a socialist agenda.

The Louisiana Department of Health finds that 80-percent of pregnancy-related deaths of women are preventable. L-D-H reviewed 65 deaths in 2017 and the most common causes of deaths were homicide, cardiovascular and coronary conditions, motor vehicle crashes, and accidental overdose. State Perinatal Medical Director Doctor Veronica Gillispie-Bell says pregnant women need to have better access to care and guidance to seek resources…
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LSU will attempt to find out this week how many fans want to watch games in person if fans are allowed in Tiger Stadium. LSU ticket manager Brian Broussard says they are sending an online questionnaire to their season ticket holders…
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But the governor’s office says it’s purely speculative at this point on what the capacity guidelines might look like when the season kicks off in late September.