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This Election Day was held on Saturday, August 15 that revealed nail-bitter election results and proposals passing. One of those nail bitters was the election runoff for the Baton Rouge City Judge, ES 2, Div M, replacing District Judge Beau Higginbotham who held the seat previously. Attorney Tiffany Foxworth won the election by 27 votes. With 9,222 votes, she won the election against her opponent City Court Judge Yvette Alexander who had 9,195 votes. It was a close race, with Alexander leading the election up until the very end, with Foxworth securing the seat at the last few minutes...READ MORE

Joe Biden, introducing Harris, says, 'I have no

doubt that I picked the right person'. Presidential candidate Joe Biden picked US Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday after weeks of speculation. Several candidates were vetted by Biden’s team. Reported candidates include Susan Rice, Elizabeth Warren, Gretchen Whitmer, Karen Bass, Val Demings... READ MORE

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Gov. John Bel Edwards responded via letter to Attorney General Jeff Landry’s letter about the Governor’s recent proclamation mandating face masks and taking other measures recommended by public health experts to protect Louisiana from the spread of COVID-19, which has killed 3,375 Louisianans and infected more than 86,000 people...READ MORE

Louisiana Democrats will elect a new leader this summer, after state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson said she won’t seek reelection as chair of the state party. Peterson has held the job for two four-year terms. She was first chosen for the post in a 2012 election that gave Peterson the distinction of being the first woman to win the job of party chair...READ MORE 

Sen. Cleo Fields Continues Work To Protect Louisiana’s 

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The First Circuit Court of Appeals disqualified Councilwoman Tara Wicker from the race of East Baton Rouge mayor-president in a ruling Thursday, Aug. 13, citing a lack of evidence that she paid two years of state income tax returns before qualifying for the Nov. 3 election...READ MORE

Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is reminding everyone that Saturday, August 15 is Election Day. 38 parishes have parishwide and/or limited jurisdiction proposition elections, including: Acadia, Allen, Ascension, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bossier, Calcasieu, Catahoula, Claiborne, Franklin, Grant, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Lafourche, LaSalle, Lincoln, Livingston, Madison, Morehouse, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, Red River, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena,

St. James, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Union, Vermilion, Washington, Webster, and West Baton Rouge. Six parishes have a run-off and parishwide/local proposition elections, including: Concordia, East Baton Rouge, Jefferson, Natchitoches, Ouachita, and St. Tammany. Three parishes have run-off elections only, including: East Feliciana, Evangeline, and Orleans...READ MORE

Stein Mart is closing its entire brick-and-mortar fleet of stores. The bankrupt discount chain announced today that it has authorized going-out-of-business sales by a joint venture made up of Gordon Brothers, Hilco Merchant Resources, Tiger Capital Group, B. Riley Financial’s Great American Group and SB360 Capital Partners. The liquidation process, it said, is underway at all 279 locations across 30 states in the country...READ MORE

BioLife Plasma Services, part of the global biopharmaceutical company Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, today announced the opening of a new plasma collection center in Baton Rouge to collect standard plasma from healthy donors.,, READ MORE

Those of us who’ve been around awhile have most likely seen what the world can be like, and often, it’s not pretty. Our parents did their best to instill a moral compass in us; however, when we grew up we often saw the exact opposite of what we knew was right. Confusion can come when we see society giving the nod to attitudes and behaviors we’ve been taught are wrong. Without a strong faith in God’s Word, life can be discouraging...READ MORE

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