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What are the hottest residential areas in Baton Rouge?

The residential real estate market in Baton Rouge and across the country picked up in early summer, but some areas of Baton Rouge sold more homes than others.

It’s rivalry week around the SEC, and yes the games really do mean more

Winning rivalry games comes with bragging rights and other rewards, but Alabama coach Nick Saban knows what losing them brings.

Roundup: Shell buys into wind / Consumer spending / Huey P. Long statue

Purchase agreement: Shell said this morning it had signed a deal to purchase power from a development dubbed “the world’s largest offshore wind farm,”...

225GIVES 24-hour fundraising event returns next Tuesday

More often than not, the best holiday traditions arise not from the things you receive, but from the things you give back in return. That’s why Capital Area United Way is celebrating the season with Giving Tuesday.

Where to shop local in Baton Rouge for Small Business Saturday

While all of the largest retailers in the country are busy promoting their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, there are lots of ways to keep Baton Rouge’s small businesses in mind on Small Business Saturday.

‘LaPolitics’: An oath in French, life after the Mansion, and a special offshore rig

John Bel Edwards at 53%: In the latest round of gubernatorial polling from Morning Consult, 53% of those surveyed approved of Gov. John Bel...

Roundup: Fiscal transparency / Vaccine lawsuit / Dollar Tree now $1.25

Grading state: Fiscal watchdog Truth in Accounting has given Louisiana’s annual financial report several low marks for transparency and grading the state an overall...
Metro Council

Creating a new majority-minority EBR council district may prove difficult

The growth of East Baton Rouge Parish’s minority population over the past decade doesn’t necessarily mean redistricting will result in a new Black-majority Metro Council district.

US jobless claims hit 52-year low after seasonal adjustments

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits plummeted last week to the lowest level in more than half a century, another sign that the U.S. job market is rebounding rapidly from last year’s coronavirus recession.

Demand for funding to fix Louisiana water systems far exceeds available cash

With more than 500 applications submitted by Louisiana communities hoping to upgrade their failing water and sewer systems, lawmakers say there’s not enough money in the water sector program budget to fix everything.