Roughly eleven months are the great flood of 2016 that engulfed the capital region of Louisiana, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced today a grant award for Hazard Mitigation to several local entities.
Here is the statement from the Governor's office:
He might as well take out a full page advertisement announcing it: my singular uber-boss (although he serves under two collective entities), Louisiana State University Pres. F. King Alexander, apparently is on the market for a new job.
A new survey by Wallet Hub reflects what many of us are hearing as the Presidential candidates try to attract voters.
The rust-belt for the most part, are suffering with population growth, while those that are warmer, sunnier, (with exceptions) are doing better.
Update on the Louisiana Flood--Muckers needed, Obama coming, Strain holding meetings
PRESIDENT OBAMA COMKNG TO BATON ROUGE
If Baton Rougeans can find any solace in the senseless murders of Officers Montrell Jackson and Matthew Gerald and Deputy Brad Garafola, it didn’t spring from the city’s loins. What else is known provides guidance so that the city can move beyond simmering tensions left from the event that apparently precipitated this heinous crime, the death of Alton Sterling at the hands of Baton Rouge police.
The Baton Rouge area once again is on high-alert as 3 law enforcement officers are reportedly dead, 3 injured, one suspect dead, 2 more may be on the loose.
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Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI)
“I do not like that man. I need to get to know him better.”
Abraham Lincoln is credited with this quote that simply reinforces something we were all taught as a kid but too often forget as an adult - the value in looking beyond our differences and instead striving to find common ground where possible. His advice is especially relevant today considering the national effort to recover and learn from recent events related to crime prevention and justice in American cities, including our own capital, Baton Rouge.