Kids corner: We’re not last, but Louisiana, for a second straight year, ranks 49th in the quality of life it provides for children, according to a report released this morning by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The annual ranking measures states on 16 indicators from 2017 data covering topics like health, education and economic well-being. New Hampshire and Massachusetts received this year’s top rankings. New Mexico is the lowest ranked state. See the full Kids Count data report.
Honored: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana has been named an honoree of The Civic 50 by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, the organization announced today. The award recognizes Blue Cross as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States. The honorees will be formally announced tonight at the Points of Light Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Pie in the sky: Be sure to look up from your phones for a few minutes tonight to see the Strawberry Moon, which will be visible from sundown to sunrise. According to USA Today, June’s Strawberry Moon is the most colorful of the year because it takes a low, shallow path across the sky. Read the full story.