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  • City-Parish to kick-off electric car initiative for downtown BR

    October 13, 2016 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The City-Parish will kick off a new initiative that will bring charging stations to downtown Baton Rouge to accommodate and encourage the use of electrical cars. A press conference will be held on Monday, Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. at the North Boulevard Town Square to... more »
  • Workforce initiative for SNAP participants to begin Friday Play Video

    June 30, 2016 12:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A new workforce initiative related to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will begin in the state on Friday, July 1. In April, Governor John Bel Edwards signed an executive order creating new state standards that will require Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents who participate in the SNAP... more »
  • Quit smoking campaign for African American men launches Saturday Play Video

    March 13, 2015 8:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern AgCenter is kicking-off a statewide quit-smoking campaign aimed at saving lives. Smoking kills more African Americans every year than car crashes, HIV/AIDS, murder, alcohol and drugs combined. Most of those deaths are attributed to heart disease, cancer and stroke. Even though people can die... more »
  • IBM experts present results of BR traffic study

    October 17, 2014 7:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A team of IBM experts presented the results of their three week study of traffic in Baton Rouge as part of the corporation's Smarter Cities initiative. The international group of technology experts spoke to over 80 stakeholders across the city during their stay and emerged with... more »
  • Conn. group launches anti-violence initiative

    January 14, 2013 12:59 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Parents of Connecticut first-graders slain in last month's mass shooting have joined a new group in calling for a national dialogue to help prevent similar tragedies. Nicole Hockley's son Dylan was one of 20 first-graders and six adults killed a month ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School.... more »

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