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The Advocate
Inside look at company's pitch for ER in north Baton Rouge medical centerBoulevard. “In a matter of months, we could be up and opening and seeing patie
Inside look at company's pitch for ER in north Baton Rouge medical center
The Advocate / Posted 20 minutes ago
Boulevard. “In a matter of months, we could be up and opening and seeing patients,” he said. East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Councilwoman Chauna Banks-Daniel said she eventually wants primary care and other forms of preventative health care to... Read more
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The Advocate
BREC zoo official reveals possible cause of death of 2-old tigertaxes. The library system also collects taxes parishwide, but unlike BREC, it
BREC zoo official reveals possible cause of death of 2-old tiger
The Advocate / Posted an hour ago
taxes. The library system also collects taxes parishwide, but unlike BREC, it must go through the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council before putting a tax on the ballot. Library board members clashed with Metro Council members last year when the... Read more
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The Advocate
Inside look at company's pitch for ER in north Baton Rouge medical centervehicles coming off Howell Boulevard. “In a matter of months, we could be up a
Inside look at company's pitch for ER in north Baton Rouge medical center
The Advocate / Posted 12 hours ago
vehicles coming off Howell Boulevard. “In a matter of months, we could be up and opening and seeing patients,” he said. Metro Councilwoman Chauna Banks-Daniel said she eventually wants primary care and other forms of preventative healthcare to... Read more
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The Advocate
BREC zoo official reveals possible cause of death of 2-old Malayan tigermonth a consulting group advised BREC to move the zoo to one of two locations i
BREC zoo official reveals possible cause of death of 2-old Malayan tiger
The Advocate / Posted 12 hours ago
month a consulting group advised BREC to move the zoo to one of two locations in the south of the parish, an idea one Metro Councilwoman called “terrible” and which the NAACP has promised to fight. BREC has not decided whether to move the zoo,... Read more
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The Advocate
Healthcare company pitches idea of ER in north Baton Rouge medical centervehicles coming off Howell Boulevard. “In a matter of months, we could be up a
Healthcare company pitches idea of ER in north Baton Rouge medical center
The Advocate / Posted 13 hours ago
vehicles coming off Howell Boulevard. “In a matter of months, we could be up and opening and seeing patients,” he said. Metro Councilwoman Chauna Banks-Daniel said she eventually wants primary care and other forms of preventative healthcare to... Read more
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The Advocate
BREC members approve putting tax renewal on fall ballotmonth a consulting group advised BREC to move the zoo to one of two locations i
BREC members approve putting tax renewal on fall ballot
The Advocate / Posted 14 hours ago
month a consulting group advised BREC to move the zoo to one of two locations in the south of the parish, an idea one Metro Councilwoman called “terrible” and which the NAACP has promised to fight. BREC has not decided whether to move the zoo,... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
Kate Upton, Jordan Smith to headline Oaks eventsFirst! Political ForumWATCH LIVE: West Louisville First! Political Forum Durin
Kate Upton, Jordan Smith to headline Oaks events
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 15 hours ago
First! Political ForumWATCH LIVE: West Louisville First! Political Forum During the forum candidates from Louisville Metro Council District 4 and the Kentucky State Senate District 33 are expected to cover a variety of topics including... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
City launches website to report internet speedsFirst! Political ForumWATCH LIVE: West Louisville First! Political Forum Durin
City launches website to report internet speeds
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 15 hours ago
First! Political ForumWATCH LIVE: West Louisville First! Political Forum During the forum candidates from Louisville Metro Council District 4 and the Kentucky State Senate District 33 are expected to cover a variety of topics including... Read more
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The Advocate
Bill would ban businesses from discriminating against LGBT, advances for 1st timeNew Orleans have passed local laws to ban discrimination against LGBT people in
Bill would ban businesses from discriminating against LGBT, advances for 1st time
The Advocate / Posted 16 hours ago
New Orleans have passed local laws to ban discrimination against LGBT people in the workplace. The East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council has taken up versions of a similar ordinance at least three times in recent years, and it has failed every... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
Flower Show coming to PaducahFirst! Political ForumWATCH LIVE: West Louisville First! Political Forum Durin
Flower Show coming to Paducah
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 16 hours ago
First! Political ForumWATCH LIVE: West Louisville First! Political Forum During the forum candidates from Louisville Metro Council District 4 and the Kentucky State Senate District 33 are expected to cover a variety of topics including... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
WATCH LIVE: West Louisville First! Political ForumFirst! Political Forum During the forum candidates from Louisville Metro Counc
WATCH LIVE: West Louisville First! Political Forum
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 16 hours ago
First! Political Forum During the forum candidates from Louisville Metro Council District 4 and the Kentucky State Senate District 33 are expected to cover a variety of topics including... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
Ky native helps bring Toruk to life at KFC Yum! CenterFirst! Political ForumWATCH LIVE: West Louisville First! Political Forum Durin
Ky native helps bring Toruk to life at KFC Yum! Center
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 16 hours ago
First! Political ForumWATCH LIVE: West Louisville First! Political Forum During the forum candidates from Louisville Metro Council District 4 and the Kentucky State Senate District 33 are expected to cover a variety of topics including... Read more
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The Advocate
Bill would ban businesses from discriminating against LGBT, advances for 1st timeand New Orleans have passed local laws to ban discrimination against LGBT peopl
Bill would ban businesses from discriminating against LGBT, advances for 1st time
The Advocate / Posted 19 hours ago
and New Orleans have passed local laws to ban discrimination against LGBT people in the workplace. The Baton Rouge Metro Council has taken up versions of a similar ordinance at least three times in recent years, and it has failed ever... Read more
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The Advocate
Bill would ban public, private businesses from discriminating against LGBT, advances out of committee for first timeand New Orleans have passed local laws to ban discrimination against LGBT peopl
Bill would ban public, private businesses from discriminating against LGBT, advances out of committee for first time
The Advocate / Posted 20 hours ago
and New Orleans have passed local laws to ban discrimination against LGBT people in the workplace. The Baton Rouge Metro Council has taken up versions of a similar ordinance at least three times in recent years, and it has failed ever... Read more
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WLKY Louisville
New app alerts residents before street cleaning to avoid tickets, towinga ticket on your vehicle and so by doing this electronic notification, we hope
New app alerts residents before street cleaning to avoid tickets, towing
WLKY Louisville / Posted 21 hours ago
a ticket on your vehicle and so by doing this electronic notification, we hope we will eliminate a lot of need for that,” Metro Council member David James said. Click here to go to the website, enter your address in the MyLouisville box at the... Read more
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The Advocate
Kip Holden: Those happy about 'steamrolling' mayor's veto will regret backing flawed north Baton Rouge plansome property tax breaks if they build north of Florida Boulevard and within ci
Kip Holden: Those happy about 'steamrolling' mayor's veto will regret backing flawed north Baton Rouge plan
The Advocate / Posted 22 hours ago
some property tax breaks if they build north of Florida Boulevard and within city limits. Developers can apply with the Metro Council to pay the lower taxes on property before they improve it, and they could lock in the lower property tax rates... Read more
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The Advocate
Baton Rouge Metro Council overrides mayor’s veto: 'I’ll be here ... saying, ‘I told you so,’'some property tax breaks if they build north of Florida Boulevard and within ci
Baton Rouge Metro Council overrides mayor’s veto: 'I’ll be here ... saying, ‘I told you so,’'
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
some property tax breaks if they build north of Florida Boulevard and within city limits. Developers can apply with the Metro Council to pay the lower taxes on property before they improve it, and they could lock in the lower property tax rates... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
Backups form on I-10 W on Miss. R. Bridgeis investigating a shooting in which one person was killed and three others wer
Backups form on I-10 W on Miss. R. Bridge
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted yesterday
is investigating a shooting in which one person was killed and three others were injured. No arrests have been made. EBR Metro Council votes to override mayor's controversial vetoEBR Metro Council votes to override mayor's controversial veto The... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
EBRSO: Shooting on Kerrit Drive leaves 1 dead, 3 injuredin which one person was killed and three other were injured. An active search f
EBRSO: Shooting on Kerrit Drive leaves 1 dead, 3 injured
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted yesterday
in which one person was killed and three other were injured. An active search for suspects is underway in the area. EBR Metro Council votes to override mayor's controversial vetoEBR Metro Council votes to override mayor's controversial veto The... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
Louisiana House supports Planned Parenthood defunding billfrom getting out of control. Baton Rouge firefighters battled to keep an apart
Louisiana House supports Planned Parenthood defunding bill
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted yesterday
from getting out of control. Baton Rouge firefighters battled to keep an apartment fire from getting out of control. EBR Metro Council votes to override mayor's controversial vetoEBR Metro Council votes to override mayor's controversial veto The... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge firefighters work to prevent apartment fire from spreadingfrom getting out of control. Baton Rouge firefighters battled to keep an apart
Baton Rouge firefighters work to prevent apartment fire from spreading
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted yesterday
from getting out of control. Baton Rouge firefighters battled to keep an apartment fire from getting out of control. EBR Metro Council votes to override mayor's controversial vetoEBR Metro Council votes to override mayor's controversial veto The... Read more
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The Advocate
Cutting the grass on the vacant lot next door to your home could have benefits under a Baton Rouge programRouge will be able to skip the public auction when the land goes up for sale.
Cutting the grass on the vacant lot next door to your home could have benefits under a Baton Rouge program
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
Rouge will be able to skip the public auction when the land goes up for sale. On Wednesday, the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council unanimously created the Mow to Own program. Sponsor Tara Wicker said people frequently call her office to find... Read more
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The Advocate
Cutting the grass on the vacant lot next door to your home could have benefits under a Baton Rouge programin Baton Rouge will be able to skip the public auction when the land goes up fo
Cutting the grass on the vacant lot next door to your home could have benefits under a Baton Rouge program
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
in Baton Rouge will be able to skip the public auction when the land goes up for sale. Wednesday, the East Baton Rouge Metro Council unanimously created the Mow to Own program. Sponsor Tara Wicker said people frequently call her office to find... Read more
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The Advocate
Baton Rouge Metro Council overrides mayor’s veto: 'I’ll be here ... saying, ‘I told you so,’'The East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council on Wednesday overrode Mayor-President
Baton Rouge Metro Council overrides mayor’s veto: 'I’ll be here ... saying, ‘I told you so,’'
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
The East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council on Wednesday overrode Mayor-President Kip Holden’s veto of a north Baton Rouge economic development district, but Holden said after the vote that the plan is too broad and warned of unintended... Read more
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The Advocate
Cutting the grass on the vacant lot next door to your home could have benefits under a Baton Rouge programblighted property in Baton Rouge will be able to skip the public auction when t
Cutting the grass on the vacant lot next door to your home could have benefits under a Baton Rouge program
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
blighted property in Baton Rouge will be able to skip the public auction when the land goes up for sale. Wednesday, the Metro Council unanimously created the Mow to Own program. Sponsor Tara Wicker said people frequently call her office to find... Read more
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The Advocate
Metro Council votes 8-4 to override mayor’s veto of north Baton Rouge economic development districtThe Metro Council overrode Mayor-President Kip Holden’s veto for a north Baton
Metro Council votes 8-4 to override mayor’s veto of north Baton Rouge economic development district
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
The Metro Council overrode Mayor-President Kip Holden’s veto for a north Baton Rouge economic development district, reinstating the district Wednesday with the necessary two-thirds vote of the council. The economic development district, proposed by... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
EBR Metro Council votes to override mayor's controversial vetoAt its meeting on Wednesday, the East Baton Rouge Metro Council voted, 8-4, to
EBR Metro Council votes to override mayor's controversial veto
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted yesterday
At its meeting on Wednesday, the East Baton Rouge Metro Council voted, 8-4, to overturn Mayor Kip Holden’s decision to veto a plan that would have promised economic development in North Baton Rouge. The council spent five months discussing the topic... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
EBR Metro Council set to discuss, possibly vote on overriding mayor's controversial vetoAt its meeting on Wednesday, the East Baton Rouge Metro Council is set to discu
EBR Metro Council set to discuss, possibly vote on overriding mayor's controversial veto
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted yesterday
At its meeting on Wednesday, the East Baton Rouge Metro Council is set to discuss whether to overturn Mayor Kip Holden’s decision to veto a plan that would have promised economic development in North Baton Rouge. The council spent five months... Read more
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The Advocate
Uphold Holden’s veto, work on real plan for north Baton Rougecan be considered a realistic approach to community redevelopment. After a lon
Uphold Holden’s veto, work on real plan for north Baton Rouge
The Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
can be considered a realistic approach to community redevelopment. After a long and contentious meeting, perhaps inspiring Metro Council members with a reasonable desire to just go home, a new North Baton Rouge Economic Opportunity Zone ordinance... Read more
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The Advocate
Mother of diabetic man, who died in Parish Prison while accused of shoplifting in 2015, sues prison, sheriff, othersto elaborate for the time being. An updated Prison Medical Services report pre
Mother of diabetic man, who died in Parish Prison while accused of shoplifting in 2015, sues prison, sheriff, others
The Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
to elaborate for the time being. An updated Prison Medical Services report presented to the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council in February stated that medical services at Parish Prison are improving, but the nurses who work there are... Read more
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The Advocate
At Metro Council meeting, doctor at Baton Rouge prison says facility 'not the best place to work'in need of more coworkers and more supplies, according an updated Prison Medica
At Metro Council meeting, doctor at Baton Rouge prison says facility 'not the best place to work'
The Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
in need of more coworkers and more supplies, according an updated Prison Medical Services report presented at Wednesday’s Metro Council meeting. The prison’s medical unit has only been able to hire one new employee in the past six months,... Read more
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The Advocate
Uphold Holden’s veto, work on real plan for north Baton Rougecan be considered a realistic approach to community redevelopment. After a lon
Uphold Holden’s veto, work on real plan for north Baton Rouge
The Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
can be considered a realistic approach to community redevelopment. After a long and contentious meeting, perhaps inspiring Metro Council members with a reasonable desire to just go home, a new North Baton Rouge Economic Opportunity Zone ordinance... Read more
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The Advocate
Mother of diabetic man, who died in Parish Prison while accused of shoplifting in 2015, sues prison, sheriff, othersfor itself, and he declined to elaborate for the time being. An updated Prison
Mother of diabetic man, who died in Parish Prison while accused of shoplifting in 2015, sues prison, sheriff, others
The Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
for itself, and he declined to elaborate for the time being. An updated Prison Medical Services report presented to the Metro Council in February stated that medical services at Parish Prison are improving, but the nurses who work there are... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
OUR TURN: NBR HoldenEast Baton Rouge Metro Council is one of many entities currently working to try
OUR TURN: NBR Holden
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 2 days ago
East Baton Rouge Metro Council is one of many entities currently working to try to spur economic development in north Baton Rouge. This is something that would be beneficial to all of the citizens of Baton Rouge, not just those who live in north... Read more
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WSMV Nashville
Johnny Manziel assault indictment could come TuesdayNashville Farmers' Market (WSMV) Following recent policy changes at the Nashvi
Johnny Manziel assault indictment could come Tuesday
WSMV Nashville / Posted 3 days ago
Nashville Farmers' Market (WSMV) Following recent policy changes at the Nashville Farmers' Market, some Metro Council members said vendors are being kicked out at a cost. Following recent policy changes at the Nashville Farmers'... Read more
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WSMV Nashville
Kid Rock's assistant killed in crash at singer's propertyNashville Farmers' Market (WSMV) Following recent policy changes at the Nashvi
Kid Rock's assistant killed in crash at singer's property
WSMV Nashville / Posted 3 days ago
Nashville Farmers' Market (WSMV) Following recent policy changes at the Nashville Farmers' Market, some Metro Council members said vendors are being kicked out at a cost. Following recent policy changes at the Nashville Farmers'... Read more
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WSMV Nashville
Kid Rock's assistant killed in ATV crash at Nashville propertyNashville Farmers' Market (WSMV) Following recent policy changes at the Nashvi
Kid Rock's assistant killed in ATV crash at Nashville property
WSMV Nashville / Posted 3 days ago
Nashville Farmers' Market (WSMV) Following recent policy changes at the Nashville Farmers' Market, some Metro Council members said vendors are being kicked out at a cost. Following recent policy changes at the Nashville Farmers'... Read more
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WSMV Nashville
Saint Thomas Health's heart transplant program returnsNashville Farmers' Market (WSMV) Following recent policy changes at the Nashvi
Saint Thomas Health's heart transplant program returns
WSMV Nashville / Posted 3 days ago
Nashville Farmers' Market (WSMV) Following recent policy changes at the Nashville Farmers' Market, some Metro Council members said vendors are being kicked out at a cost. Following recent policy changes at the Nashville Farmers'... Read more
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WSMV Nashville
Sen. Lamar Alexander addresses TN testing problemsNashville Farmers' Market (WSMV) Following recent policy changes at the Nashvi
Sen. Lamar Alexander addresses TN testing problems
WSMV Nashville / Posted 3 days ago
Nashville Farmers' Market (WSMV) Following recent policy changes at the Nashville Farmers' Market, some Metro Council members said vendors are being kicked out at a cost. Following recent policy changes at the Nashville Farmers'... Read more
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WSMV Nashville
4 injured, one critically, in shooting at downtown Nashville bus stationNashville Farmers' Market (WSMV) Following recent policy changes at the Nashvi
4 injured, one critically, in shooting at downtown Nashville bus station
WSMV Nashville / Posted 3 days ago
Nashville Farmers' Market (WSMV) Following recent policy changes at the Nashville Farmers' Market, some Metro Council members said vendors are being kicked out at a cost. Following recent policy changes at the Nashville Farmers'... Read more
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WSMV Nashville
Nashville Farmers' Market policy changes spark accusations of discriminationFollowing recent policy changes at the Nashville Farmers' Market, some Metro Co
Nashville Farmers' Market policy changes spark accusations of discrimination
WSMV Nashville / Posted 3 days ago
Following recent policy changes at the Nashville Farmers' Market, some Metro Council members said vendors are being kicked out at a cost. “If we were to look at the people that were once at the farmers' market, they are not there anymore,” said... Read more
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WSMV Nashville
Sheriff says son did not receive special treatment in DUI arrestNashville Farmers' Market (WSMV) Following recent policy changes at the Nashvi
Sheriff says son did not receive special treatment in DUI arrest
WSMV Nashville / Posted 3 days ago
Nashville Farmers' Market (WSMV) Following recent policy changes at the Nashville Farmers' Market, some Metro Council members said vendors are being kicked out at a cost. Following recent policy changes at the Nashville Farmers'... Read more
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WSMV Nashville
Gallatin police investigating bank robberyNashville Farmers' Market (WSMV) Following recent policy changes at the Nashvi
Gallatin police investigating bank robbery
WSMV Nashville / Posted 3 days ago
Nashville Farmers' Market (WSMV) Following recent policy changes at the Nashville Farmers' Market, some Metro Council members said vendors are being kicked out at a cost. Following recent policy changes at the Nashville Farmers'... Read more
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FOX 41 Louisville
Hot take: Louisville releases plan to tackle urban heatneighborhoods where annual temperatures from May to September are as much as fi
Hot take: Louisville releases plan to tackle urban heat
FOX 41 Louisville / Posted 3 days ago
neighborhoods where annual temperatures from May to September are as much as five degrees higher than other areas. Metro Council member Angela Leet, R-7th District, said it’s important that people understand the scope of the urban heat... Read more
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TribLIVE
Gamblers will enjoy new ways to bet, analyst predictsproposal to add casinos and bars to the Baton Rouge, La., ban on smoking in pub
Gamblers will enjoy new ways to bet, analyst predicts
TribLIVE / Posted 4 days ago
proposal to add casinos and bars to the Baton Rouge, La., ban on smoking in public facilities failed when the parish metro council split 6-6 after a lengthy debate. The Advocate, the state's largest daily newspaper, reported that nearly 40... Read more
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The Advocate
Baton Rouge eyes ‘mow to own’ program in battle against blightare abandoned or blighted could be first in line to purchase those properties i
Baton Rouge eyes ‘mow to own’ program in battle against blight
The Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
are abandoned or blighted could be first in line to purchase those properties in the future. The East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council is expected to vote this week on the creation of a “mow to own” program, similar to those in a few other... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana Legislature looks at statewide rules for police-worn body cameraswho first started working on the body camera issue on the local level as a memb
Louisiana Legislature looks at statewide rules for police-worn body cameras
The Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
who first started working on the body camera issue on the local level as a member of the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council, said she worries about bad officers and the fraternal camaraderie that can lead to cover-ups, such as the one... Read more
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FOX 41 Louisville
SUNDAY EDITION | Some blighted homes get new life after city foreclosureLouisville Metro does not have direct control over,” Jeana Dunlap, the city’s v
SUNDAY EDITION | Some blighted homes get new life after city foreclosure
FOX 41 Louisville / Posted 5 days ago
Louisville Metro does not have direct control over,” Jeana Dunlap, the city’s vacant property administrator, told a Metro Council panel last month. “We are cutting the grass, we are boarding the entry ways, we are removing junk, we are... Read more
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The Advocate
Baton Rouge eyes ‘mow to own’ program in battle against blightput them back into commerce by building or expanding houses, businesses, commun
Baton Rouge eyes ‘mow to own’ program in battle against blight
The Advocate / Posted 5 days ago
put them back into commerce by building or expanding houses, businesses, community gardens, green spaces and more. If the Metro Council approves the program, it would be the second major initiative this year to clear adjudicated properties off the... Read more
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The Advocate
Ban the Box bill, intended to give ex-convicts second chance at employment, advances to Houseemployers. Just last year, East Baton Rouge Parish implemented the policy, a m
Ban the Box bill, intended to give ex-convicts second chance at employment, advances to House
The Advocate / Posted 5 days ago
employers. Just last year, East Baton Rouge Parish implemented the policy, a measure led by Marcelle when she sat on the Metro Council. The City of New Orleans put the policy in place in 2013. For more coverage of government and politics, follow... Read more
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