Commentator Brian O'Nuanain shares his perspectives about the school reforms being debated in Baton Rouge 

The journal Criminal Justice Studies will publish research by LSU Shreveport criminal justice professor W. Chris Hale on domestic hate groups and their Web-based activity.

The Red River National Wildlife Refuge's new 9,000-square-foot facility will be a launch pad for refuge activities, including hiking, bird watching and berry picking. Officials say thousands of schoolchildren will use the refuge's new educational wing.

South Arkansas Community College was one of 40 nonprofit groups to receive a gift from the $11 million estate of a Fort Smith, Ark., accountant.

The Central Louisiana Community Foundation will give its Community Impact award to the Alexandria Museum of Art at Dec. 14 ceremony.