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Reduced traffic hastens some local road projects, but not others 

After two months of drastically reduced traffic, several parishwide road and highway projects have seen significant progress. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll be...

Analytics tool shows which Baton Rouge neighborhoods hardest hit by crisis and why

While governments and nonprofits pivot from response to recovery in the coronavirus crisis, they’re looking to a data analytics tool that can help map...

Power Breakfast webcast on the future of South Louisiana industry planned for June 9

American Chemistry Council chief economist Kevin Swift, Danos owner/executive Eric Danos, ExxonMobil refinery manager Gloria Moncada and Jones Walker energy attorney Marjorie McKeithen will...

Virus roundup …  

• The Baton Rouge Area Chamber on Tuesday released its weekly COVID-19 economic indicator dashboard that examines and assesses the impact of the COVID-19...

Roundup: Louisiana oil and gas / Rocket launch / State budget 

Pausing pipelines: In Louisiana, COVID-19 has achieved what protesters against big oil companies could not do: halt work to expand oil and gas pipelines...

How Baton Rouge farmers market and local groceries adapted to COVID-19

From the Bay Area to the Ozarks, and across the South, scores of farmers markets have adapted to the coronavirus outbreak with drive-thru formats. The...

Benefits of remote work could diminish over time 

The coronavirus pandemic has forced a large-scale experiment in working from home. It has gone well enough that many companies are expanding their remote...

Planning begins for next step of Downtown Greenway as Phase II nears completion

With the second phase of construction on the Downtown Greenway nearly complete, downtown Baton Rouge officials are beginning to plan for Phase III, which...

Legislators make play to control $811M in federal aid earmarked for local governments

Louisiana lawmakers are trying to take control from Gov. John Bel Edwards of the $811 million in federal money earmarked for local governments in...

Alford: State leaders have to think outside the box  

From the COVID-19 outbreak and the dip in oil prices to climbing unemployment figures and uncertainty around every corner, this is no time to...

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