Local News From Red River Radio

6:06, 7:06, 8:06

Kate Archer Kent brings you up to date each weekday morning with local news and feature stories from across our listening area. Tune in for her reports at 6:06 a.m.,  7:06 a.m., and 8:06 a.m. during Morning Edition. Her stories can also be heard on line in our Red River Radio Archive.

Courtesy: Car & Driver

"CAPITAL MARKETS ARE BROKEN" - Elio Motors CEO Paul Elio says his company won't  hit its July job-creation deadline but emphasized that his company will build three-wheeled vehicles in the former GM Plant in Shreveport in the near future.  Elio joined  Caddo Commissioner- Louis Johnson who arranged a  Thursday afternoon press conference so  Elio could offer some public explanation as to why the company hasn't  kept it’s  scheduled to begin producing vehicles at the former  General  Motors plant in  West Shreveport. The company faces a deadline this summer to create 1,500 j

Courtesy: La. Legislature.gov

VOTING BILLS IN TEXAS & LOUISIANA: Lawmakers in the Louisiana House want to make it easier for voters to recall elected officials.The House voted 70-27 Wednesday for a proposal from Rep. Paul Hollis, a Covington Republican, to change rules for recall elections. The measure heads to the Senate for consideration.Under current law, a recall petition must be signed by one-third of registered voters within 180 days to hold an election on whether to recall an elected official. In districts with fewer than 1,000 registered voters, the petition requires signatures from 40 percent of them.

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