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  • Fewer than 30 homes fixed under state program, but more repair jobs on the way Play Video

    August 1, 2017 12:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor John Bel Edwards toured a flood damaged home Monday that was recently repaired through his Restore Louisiana program. It's one of 28 houses repaired during the pilot stage of the long-term disaster program. "If you compare this disaster to others here in Louisiana and around the... more »
  • Restore La. conducting door-to-door outreach survey to help flood-impacted homeowners Play Video

    July 21, 2017 12:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program began door-to-door canvassing this week to speak with homeowners impacted by the 2016 August flood to help them fill out and complete the survey program. Staff members will have official Restore Louisiana vests and name badges and record... more »
  • Survey: 4 in 10 US adults have experienced online harassment

    July 11, 2017 12:38 PM

    NEW YORK - A new survey says a whopping 41 percent of U.S. adults have experienced online harassment, ranging from offensive name-calling to stalking and sexual harassment. That's up from 35 percent in 2014. The Pew Research Center says that 66 percent of respondents have witnessed... more »
  • Outreach sessions for homeowners to finish flood-damage survey

    May 19, 2017 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Homeowners who still need to complete the flood-damage survey will have the opportunity to attend outreach events to receive assistance from program representatives. The Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program encourages homeowners to complete the survey, even if they do not believe they will qualify for assistance.... more »
  • Gonzales event to help residents with flood recovery survey Play Video

    May 17, 2017 9:15 AM

    GONZALES, La. - The state is trying to get more people to take the flood recovery survey . They're hosting an event to get the applications done. To date, over 20,000 people have finished the application. The state originally sent out emails to 45,000 people, and wanted a total... more »
  • State flood assistance survey now open Play Video

    April 9, 2017 3:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program survey opened to all homeowners affected by the March and August 2016 floods Monday. This homeowner assistance program will help flooded homeowners with rebuilding assistance and some reimbursement. The initial survey was made available for all flood-impacted homeowners on... more »
  • Homeowners with flood damage asked to take survey

    April 8, 2017 1:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana homeowners with damage from last year's devastating floods are being asked to take a survey, the first step in applying for disaster recovery aid. The survey will be posted online Monday at restore.la.gov . Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration will use survey responses to help determine... more »
  • LSU researchers take aim at weather messages on social media

    April 4, 2017 11:18 AM

    The Geography and Anthropology Department at Louisiana State University is conducting research about the use of weather information on social media. This study will collect data from willing survey participants on a state by state basis, around the United States. By taking the time to fill-out a brief survey... more »
  • Donaldsonville officials survey damage done by tornado, working to restore power Play Video

    February 7, 2017 6:35 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – Ascension Parish officials and Donaldsonville leaders met with residents as they surveyed the damage following a tornado that struck the area on Tuesday. Mayor Leroy Sullivan said that he heard what sounded like a freight train before he sought cover inside City Hall with his colleague. ... more »
  • Few students take Louisiana's first college safety survey

    September 22, 2016 4:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has conducted its first statewide survey of public college campuses on issues of violence and sexual assault. But so few students participated that the findings don't provide much insight into campus safety. A 2015 state law required the campus climate survey. Colleges administered it in the... more »
  • Livingston school officials surveying parents before announcing return date

    August 25, 2016 11:20 AM

    LIVINGSTON – Livingston Parish Public School officials are close to announcing a date for students to return back to school since last week's flood, however officials are still trying to locate students. Officials say that in order for them to decide a start date, they need to know if their... more »
  • CityStats 2016 report analyzes EBR economics, other factors

    August 4, 2016 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Area Foundation has released its CityStats 2016 report complete with indicators for tracking quality of life in the Capital Area. CityStats tracks the quality of life in East Baton Rouge Parish with more than 70 indicators. Its total 2016 sample included more than... more »
  • Phone surveys on hurricane preparedness to begin

    August 1, 2016 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is conducting a study on Hurricane Preparedness. LSU's Stephenson Disaster Management Institute will be conducting a phone survey on individual preparedness actions. The survey will be conducted during August, September and October. The average phone survey will... more »
  • Kia owners report least number of problems in first 90 days of ownership

    July 14, 2016 2:33 PM

    South Korean automaker Kia has topped a J.D. Power 2016 car quality survey ranking. It’s the first time in the 27 years of the study that a non-premium brand has topped the list. The automaker was ranked second last year. Kia customers surveyed reported an initial quality score... more »
  • Central schools crack down on residency requirements Play Video

    May 24, 2016 7:53 PM

    CENTRAL - With just a day away until school is out for the summer, the central school board is cracking down on what some call "education freeloaders." "We have a responsibility to the taxpayers ... to ensure that the children we are educating live in Central," Central Superintendent Michael Faulk... more »
  • Survey: Growth at US services firms strengthened in April

    May 4, 2016 10:30 AM

    WASHINGTON - A private survey says growth accelerated in April at U.S. services companies. The Institute for Supply Management's services index climbed to 55.7 in April, the highest level this year. The increase follows a reading of 54.5 in March. Any level above 50 signals growth. Business activity,... more »
  • Survey: US companies added strong 200,000 jobs in March

    March 30, 2016 11:24 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. companies added a solid 200,000 jobs in March, buoyed by strong gains in construction, retail and shipping, according to a private survey. Payroll processor ADP says that financial services firms also posted solid gains, while manufacturing employment barely rose. The figures suggest the U.S. economy is continuing... more »
  • Louisiana Common Core review only draws comments from 723 people

    August 11, 2015 7:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Despite controversy about Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards, only a few hundred people have submitted comments for a public review process of the English and math benchmarks. The Department of Education said Monday that during the first month of an ongoing comment period, 723 individuals... more »
  • Survey shows CATS bus service losing support of its riders

    July 31, 2015 9:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The number of people willing to recommend the Capital Area Transit System to a friend has plummeted for the first time since the agency started measuring satisfaction more than a year ago. A new TransPro survey conducted in February shows that 30 percent of CATS riders are considered... more »
  • Survey says Chick-fil-A is highest in consumer satisfaction

    June 30, 2015 4:24 PM

    A new survey released a statement grading fast food restaurants based on customer satisfaction. According to an American Customer Satisfaction Index Survey, Chick-fil-A is the restaurant most likely to have their customers leave happy. Experts say the reason for this is Chick-fil-A's choice to focus on one product rather... more »
  • Monday deadline for I-10 improvement survey Play Video

    June 15, 2015 8:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge authorities are ready to move on to the next step toward construction on the busy I-10 corridor, and they're asking for your input. The Department of Transportation and Development wants frustrated drivers to fill out a survey about driving in the city. The survey asks... more »
  • Deadline extended for online I-10 improvement survey Play Video

    May 27, 2015 3:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development and Providence Engineering Team have made the decision to extend the deadline for community input in an online public survey concerning the I-10 Corridor Improvement Study. So far, traffic officials says they have collected input from about 8,300 area... more »
  • Business coalition seeks public opinion on I-10 congestion

    May 27, 2015 8:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge business-led coalition seeking transportation improvements is trying to get more members of the public to take an online survey about traffic on the Interstate 10 corridor. The 21-question survey is designed to gather data on commuting patterns, the use of specific stretches of roadway, problematic... more »
  • Another DOTD study to generate I-10 corridor solutions Play Video

    April 22, 2015 9:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Transportation and Development has re-opened discussion to find a solution to traffic issues along the I-10 corridor. The state is asking drivers to take part in a study to help determine the feasibility of improvements to I-10 in the Baton Rouge area. The... more »
  • Major survey finds record low confidence in government

    March 11, 2015 2:59 PM

    WASHINGTON - A major survey finds Americans' confidence in all three branches of government is at or near record lows. The 2014 General Social Survey finds only 23 percent of Americans have a great deal of confidence in the Supreme Court, 11 percent in the executive branch and 5 percent... more »
  • Major survey shows gun ownership declining

    March 9, 2015 5:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - A major U.S. trend survey finds that the number of Americans who live in a household with at least one gun is lower than it's ever been. That decline is paralleled by a reduction in the number of Americans who hunt. According to the latest General Social Survey,... more »
  • Lexus tops auto dependability survey

    February 25, 2015 12:15 PM

    DETROIT - Lexus rates as the most dependable car brand for the fourth consecutive year in J.D. Power's annual survey. Buick, Toyota, Cadillac and Honda and Porsche - which were tied - rounded out the top five spots. J.D. Power surveyed 34,000 owners of 2012 model year vehicles and asked... more »
  • Survey: Shrimp have murky labeling

    October 30, 2014 3:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - An advocacy group says consumers can't be sure what kind of shrimp they're buying if they simply look at the label or menu at supermarkets, grocers and restaurants across the nation. Oceana did a DNA-based survey of shrimp sold at outlets in New York City; Washington, D.C.;... more »
  • Researchers survey rising feral hog damage in La.

    August 15, 2014 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The amount of damage caused by feral hogs to farmland in Louisiana is on the rise and researchers from the LSU AgCenter want to get a grip on the problem. Feral swine in the United States cause more than $1.5 billion in damages and control costs... more »
  • Survey ranks La. fourth worst for education

    August 4, 2014 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A financial website ranked Louisiana as the fourth-worst state for education after a nationwide survey of performance indicators. According to the study posted on WalletHub , Louisiana had the highest percentage of students repeating grade levels, and the lowest reading and math scores compared to other... more »

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