How do you enforce social distancing? Restaurant owners say it’s not easy

Nearly one week into the phased reopening that has allowed restaurants to resume limited table service and nonessential retailers to welcome customers back to their stores, establishment owners are dealing with two problems they...

Census snapshot: More than half of state’s households see income losses

As of May 12, about 1.9 million Louisiana residents—or 55.7% of adults statewide responding to a recent U.S. Census Bureau survey—were living in households where someone experienced a loss in employment income. That’s up from...

Dismukes: Oil price recovery has begun, but crude could remain below $50/barrel until 2028

Oil prices have inched back up in recent weeks, after plummeting to historic lows one month ago, suggesting a recovery in world oil prices is underway, according to economist David Dismukes, executive director of...

It’s a property tax reassessment year. How will assessor account for COVID-19?

While the East Baton Rouge Parish tax assessor is largely done with 2020 reassessments, he’s continuing to seek guidance on how to adjust these assessments to account for the potential impact of COVID-19 on...

East Baton Rouge Parish leads state in new coronavirus cases in May

With more than 1,150 positive cases of the novel coronavirus diagnosed since May 1, East Baton Rouge Parish is leading the state in cases diagnosed this month.  The Baton Rouge figures are roughly twice that...

Baton Rouge businesses, entities figuring out how to reopen public restrooms

Americans are making it clear that they won't be ready to go out to their favorite destinations until they feel confident about being able to go—to the bathroom, that is, the Washington Post reports....
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Technology infrastructure, and rising security concerns, challenged by pandemic mitigation

Pandemic mitigation has put a strain on technology infrastructure but the race to catch up opens additional security concerns.

Baton Rouge media companies launch ‘Back to Business’ campaign 

With pandemic mitigation restrictions easing, it’s time for the Capital Region to get “back to business.” An unprecedented partnership of 33 media and other firms has launched an extensive multimedia campaign encouraging the community to...

What will phase one look like for civic clubs and professional groups?

As restaurants and businesses prepare to gradually reopen this weekend, civic clubs and professional organizations are trying to figure out what their new normal will look like. After all, having lunch at the City Club...

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JR Ball: Navigating some delicate Baton Rouge balancing acts

Baton Rouge is facing a multitude of life-altering decisions as we tiptoe closer to the end of the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Riegel: The emerging COVID-19 narrative in Baton Rouge

A developing Baton Rouge narrative is that containing COVID-19 is more about personal choices than testing and a vaccine.
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Publisher: Is there a blue ocean in your company’s future?

Publisher Rolfe McCollister writes using a Blue Ocean strategy will be key to navigating your company's post-pandemic future.

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