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BATHROOM BILL -Texas Republicans on Thursday unveiled Senate Bill 6, which would require transgender people to use bathrooms in public schools, government buildings and public universities based on “biological sex" and would pre-empt local nondiscrimination ordinances that allow transgender Texans to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.  But Texas tourism officials warn such a move could hurt business because of the potential for negative perceptions of the state. 

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Airs Friday, January 6, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week commentator Gary Borders laments a bad year for Rock -n- Roll

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Airs Thursday, November 10, at 6 p.m. Fall and winter are flu season, with peak flu activity usually occurring between December through March. Dr. Randall Brewer will host this Health Matters on flu and flu vaccines. He’ll be joined by Dr. Joseph Bocchini, Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at LSU Health; Dr. Gerardo Negron, Infectious Disease Specialist with Willis-Knighton Health System; and Dr. Himanchu Desai with Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialists in Shreveport . Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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LA ONLINE SALES TAX - Beginning in 2017,  online Amazon.com shoppers in Louisiana will be paying state sales tax on all purchases from the website.  This is thanks in part to new laws passed by Louisiana legislators during the first special session last year.  The move is expected to add $30 million dollars to Louisiana's sales tax collections in 2017.

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