Red River Radio Local News Segment

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LA VOTE RESULTS -  There was a state-wide election over the weekend in Louisiana …although based on voter turn-out,  it makes one wonder if people knew about it.  Less than 13 percent of all registered  voters  state-wide made it to the polls on Saturday.  The race was a run-off for Louisiana State Treasurer which was vacated when incumbent Republican John Kennedy was elected US Senator, defeating former Public Utilities Commissioner Foster Campbell last year.  

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USAF SECRETARY -  The Air Force Global Strike Command held a 3-day symposium in Shreveport this week. Among the special guests was Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Heather Wilson.  She had press conference Wednesday and addressed plans for the new Air Force bomber and how it may affect Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City.

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CYBER JOBS IN THE BIG EASY - There was a big announcement  made  in the "Big Easy"  yesterday  as  a  newly formed  digital  transformation  firm will open a New Orleans hub and provide about 2,000 new tech jobs.  Governor John Bel Edwards along with several public officials and university leaders were at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome  to make what state economic officials have dubbed:  "One of the most significant economic developments  announcements  in Louisiana History."  

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WHERE TO CUT?— Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says lawmakers who don't want to replace more than $1 billion in expiring  taxes  should explain how they plan to cut that amount  from  state  spending.  The Democratic governor made his comments Thursday to Together Louisiana, an annual assembly of faith-based and community leaders.

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CLASSROOM PRAYER ALLEGATIONS- A Bossier Parish Elementary School Teacher has been accused  of  conducting  open  prayer in an elementary school classroom,  a practice which has been ruled by the US Supreme court as unconstitutional.   The allegations were brought up in a letter sent earlier this week to the Bossier Parish School System  by  the Freedom From Religion Foundation,  a non-profit group based in Wisconsin.