Brewing desire

Louisiana breweries believe craft-friendly regulations from state legislators would help them make the good times roll.

If using old maps, how accurate is FEMA’s new flood insurance rating system?

Some places in Louisiana have 20-year-old flood insurance rate maps that no longer reflect reality, a certified floodplain manager with the Baton Rouge-based Center for Planning Excellence says.

Patrolling the redistricting border

Technology is making it possible for the public to participate in the redistricting process.

Barnes and Noble Citiplace location up for sale or lease

Is Barnes and Noble closing its location at Citiplace? Not in the immediate future. But the 34,000-square-foot freestanding retail outlet is being listed for sale or lease.

K-12 schools spent $850M on retirement costs last year

Schools that participate in one of two state retirement systems spent $852.8 million in fiscal year 2020 to pay down retirement debt, the Louisiana Legislative Auditor reports.
Ochsner Design

Ochsner taps regional CEO for Baton Rouge, Lake Charles

Ochsner Baton Rouge has appointed Charles “Chuck” Daigle as regional CEO for Baton Rouge and Lake Charles, the company announced today.

Baton Rouge sees the nation’s biggest decline in homes for sale

The Baton Rouge residential real estate market in September saw the nation’s biggest drop in homes for sale among large markets compared to the same month last year, according to a report released today. 

Three Baton Rouge apartment complexes sold in multi-million dollar deals this week

Three local apartment buildings were sold this week to out-of-state buyers in multi-million dollar deals.


JR Ball: Flooding is plainly a way of life in Baton Rouge region

The Baton Rouge region, despite what we say, won't solve its flooding problem. Why? Because we don't want to do what it takes to address it.

Riegel: Who’s regulating the regulators in Louisiana?

Whether its nursing homes, the power grid, industry or picking up the garbage the question is the same: Why won't those responsible for regulating these services do their job?

Publisher’s View: Shame and blame on history of St. George

The St. George saga playing out could have been avoided if state legislators. like then state Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, didn't force the issue.


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