Woman’s Hospital undergoing leadership transition as four top executives leave

Retiring president and CEO Teri Fontenot is not the only top executive leaving Woman’s Hospital this year. Three other leadership positions are also being vacated, suggesting a broader leadership transition for the hospital.   Not...

Former Sam’s Club at Cortana sold for $5.6M

The former Sam’s Club at Cortana Mall that abruptly closed last year has been sold for $5.6 million, according to sales documents. Baton Rouge-based Bead Sale LLC, whose officer is listed as Brandon Maddox,...

Stupp Corp. announces $22M expansion at Baton Rouge plant

Stupp Corporation today announced it will spend $22 million to upgrade its two steel pipe manufacturing plants at its north Baton Rouge headquarters. The project will result in 128 new jobs with an average...

No rest for the weary: Westside commuters face more traffic obstacles

The troubled intracoastal bridge—and westside commuters—can’t catch a break. Traffic along La. 1 northbound, which is bad on a normal day, has recently worsened due to ongoing repairs to the aging Intracoastal Waterway Bridge in...

LSU gets scholarship flexibility, gives glimpse of freshmen class

The LSU Board of Supervisors this morning unanimously approved a request from LSU’s flagship Baton Rouge campus, which, wanting to increase the size of its Fall 2019 freshman class, asked for more flexibility in...

I-10 widening hampered by potential historic districts  

The state’s plans to widen a 3.5-mile stretch of Interstate 10 through the heart of Baton Rouge have been slowed, at least in part, because two neighborhoods that would be affected by the widening...

@Highland has yet to land second tenant, agent says activity picking up

More than a year after the @Highland office building opened on the corner Bluebonnet Boulevard and Highland Road, the Class A property has yet to welcome any tenants to join General Informatics in the...

To attract more students, LSU wants scholarship flexibility

In an effort to maximize its student recruiting efforts, LSU’s flagship Baton Rouge campus is asking for more autonomy in the awarding of need- and merit-based scholarships. To implement what it calls an “econometric” method,...

Alford: What’s up with Louisiana’s medical marijuana?

If you follow health care news or if you’re interested in government’s intersection with commerce...
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JR Ball: Big cities, like Baton Rouge, are a financial mess, too

The prospect, bluntly stated in my last column, of allowing Louisiana’s insolvent small towns to...
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Riegel: A new way to redevelop north Baton Rouge?

Can you redevelop north Baton Rouge one house at a time? Armed with an ambitious business...

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