Louisiana political commentator and journalist John Maginnis addressed Shreveport area business leaders about the economic health of the Bayou State. He spoke at an economic outlook conference put on by LSU Shreveport's Center for Business and Economic Research. He said Louisiana is faring OK amid a still sluggish U.S. economy.
The U.S. Agriculture Department has allocated $4.3 million for nine watershed projects in Arkansas. The goal is to improve water quality in the Mississippi River basin. The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Dave White says the program will dramatically improve the quality of water flowing into the Gulf of Mexico.
The All-Star Bicentennial Birthday Bash is set for Wednesday at Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport. The evening includes a screening of the Louisiana Public Broadcasting film "Louisiana: 200 Years of Statehood," at 7 p.m. The Louisiana Hayride Jam begins at 8 p.m. The festivities are free and open to the public.
Louisiana’s health department is hosting forums around the state to inform people about the addictive disorder treatment programs available in their communities. The one in Shreveport for Region 7 Behavioral Health is set for June 21 from noon to 2 p.m. at Brentwood Hospital's gymnasium.