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Flood insurance becomes political tool in La. Senate race

It's been months since Congress acted to protect thousands of homeowners from dramatic premium increases under the National Flood Insurance Program. But for Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and the leading Republican in the race to take her seat, the...

DATE: July 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

And your Byrd can sing

And your Byrd can sing

It would make perfect sense to call Chris Hillman an everyman except for one irrefutable fact: This guy packs an expansive, head shaking range of talents like a gunslinger carries a six-shooter—strong and silent, and yet, you can't help but...

DATE: July 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: News (225)

Rock-N-Sake

Rock-N-Sake

My favorite hour of the day is happy hour. Luckily, just about everyone in Louisiana celebrates happy hour with as much fervor and spirit (definitely pun intended) as I do.

DATE: July 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: That's the Spirit

Baton Rougeans discover local restaurants using CATS

A few months ago, Baton Rouge Area Chamber CEO Adam Knapp sat down with local food blogger Jay Ducote with one idea in mind: promoting Capital Area Transit Systems' new routes and buses. The best way Knapp and Ducote thought of getting more people...

DATE: July 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: (Dine) Foodies

Fête Rouge announces participants in chefs competition

Fête Rouge announces participants in chefs competition

In less than a month, Fête Rouge will give residents and patrons a taste of some of the best food in the Capital City. The event kicks off with the Grace "Mama" Marino Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner honoring Jay Campbell Thursday, Aug. 21, at 7...

DATE: July 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: (Dine) Calendar

News alert: BR banks Business First, American Gateway to merge

The parent holding companies of Baton Rouge-based banks Business First and American Gateway have inked a definitive agreement under which American Gateway Financial Corp. will be merged with and into Business First Bancshares Inc., the banks jointly...

DATE: July 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report Breaking News

Publisher: La.'s strong credit, bond ratings tell 'the rest of the story'

Publisher: La.'s strong credit, bond ratings tell 'the rest of the story'

In his latest column, Business Report Publisher Rolfe McCollister Jr. says there are a lot of critics, pundits and politicians who "constantly go on about the state budget every year and about how our use of funds is risky for Louisiana."...

DATE: July 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Longtime owner, operator of Ivar's selling bar

Come Aug. 1, Ivar's Sports Bar & Grill will be under new ownership, says Pat Quigley, who opened the bar in 1990 and has run it ever since. "I was not seeking this by any means," Quigley says of the purchase offer, the details of which are not being...

DATE: July 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Jindal outlines his reasons for fighting Common Core

Jindal outlines his reasons for fighting Common Core

In his latest guest column, Gov. Bobby Jindal outlines why he's fighting against Common Core in a battle that has frayed the governor's relationship with Superintendent of Education John White, as well as the Board of Elementary and Secondary...

DATE: July 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Three ways to wear a white button down

Three ways to wear a white button down

Having an assortment of staples in your closet is the first step to being fashionable. One of those staples everyone has always sworn by is a white oxford shirt. Personally, after several years of private school uniforms, the idea of wearing a white...

DATE: July 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Trend

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