|President Obama officially declared Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands, a coastline north of San Francisco, as a national monument.
Ascension Parish officials are hosting a series of community meetings to get feedback on recreational programs in the future.
The meetings will give residents a chance to share their thoughts. Residents will also learn about possible upcoming plans for upgrading parks as well as the construction of new facilities such as the proposed Donaldsonville Fairground Sports park and a proposed new Multi-use Sportsplex.
The meetings will be held from 6 p.m.
|Speaking before a conference of car dealers on Monday, former Secretary of State and first lady Hillary Clinton on Monday confessed that public life has kept her from driving for nearly two decades.
The public gets a chance Tuesday to weigh in on how to spend about $3.5 billion of state money for schools, the primary source of school funding in Louisiana. A task force on Jan. 7 approved recommendations to the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, and those -- and possibly other options -- will be discussed on Tuesday.
The Minimum Foundation Program, or MFP, is a set of calculations that determines how much money school systems receive per student.
Tens of thousands of people are expected to stream into Tiger Stadium this May for Bayou Country Superfest, the country music festival that’s become a major annual event and tourist draw for Baton Rouge.
Each one of those cowboy-booted concertgoers pays sales tax on their tickets to the event. And under a law passed in 2012, those sales tax dollars get rebated to the company that puts on Bayou Country Superfest, Festival Productions Inc. But if you’d like to know how much of that taxpayer money the company gets, you’re out of luck: Baton Rouge city-parish officials won’t release that information.
Hong Kong (CNN) -- China, the world's largest tobacco consumer, is aiming to ban indoor smoking in public areas by the end of the year.
About one in three cigarettes smoked in the world is in China, according to the World Health Organization.
New Orleans officials will hold a public hearing Wednesday aimed at tackling some of what they say are systemic problems underpinning local crime. The hearing, a meeting of the Orleans Justice and Rehabilitation Reform Commission, gets underway at 10 a.m. in the New Orleans City Council chambers.
The commission plans to discuss two systems that, according to critics, frequently allow criminals too many opportunities to terrorize the public without consequences.
The first topic on the agenda, the pretrial detention system, deals with suspects awaiting trial.
Louisiana public K-12 school enrollment rose this fall to 713,104 students from 707,431 the year before, with numbers generally increasing across the greater New Orleans and Baton Rouge metropolitan areas, according to figures from the Louisiana Department of Education. New Orleans schools continued their steady climb, to a student population of almost 44,700, a 4.5 percent increase from 2012. City enrollment has increased every year since Hurricane Katrina sent families scattering.
Education Department spokesman Barry Landry said one reason for the increase is that more students are staying in school.