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Hopes for new Mississippi River bridge moves into ‘pre-construction activities’ phase

The Capital Area Road and Bridge District and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development have partnered to release a Request for Qualifications for...

Baton Rouge millennials bucking America’s downward drinking trend

Alcohol sales may be dropping across the names as millennials and Gen Z-ers increasingly turn to #sober lifestyles, but Baton Rouge alcohol proprietors say...

Baton Rouge making progress on rewrite of 5G cell tower ordinance

City-parish leaders and a 5G cell tower task force, composed of local civic associations, say they are making progress on reworking the ordinance governing...

Roundup: Private student loan debt soars / Teacher preparedness / US industrial production slumps 

Underwater: While the private student loan debt market is just a sliver of the $1.6 trillion in outstanding student loans, it has grown to...

A new burden for small businesses or money laundering crackdown? 

Who could oppose cracking down on money laundering by terrorists, drug dealers and human traffickers? Especially if all it cost was more paperwork? That’s the...

Campaign finance: Edwards and Rispone report almost $10M, Abraham more than $1M

Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and Republican businessman Eddie Rispone each have almost $10 million in the bank for the stretch run of the...

Louisiana is legitimately sinking, though Baton Rouge remains the same 

Louisiana is officially sinking … albeit slowly.  It has been 29 years since the National Geodetic Survey measured the state’s subsidence. After completing four absolute...

LSU athletic director hires three staff members while promoting two others

New LSU Athletic Director Scott Woodward has announced the hiring of three new staff members, all of whom have worked with him in the...

Bridge Center answers questions from interested providers, extends deadline

Nearly one month after the Bridge Center began soliciting proposals for a service provider, officials have responded to 18 written inquiries from two potential...

Lamar acquires Arkansas billboard company

Baton Rouge-based Lamar Advertising Company has acquired Ashby Street Outdoor Holdings, which operates 1,908 outdoor advertising displays in Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri.  This is...

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