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LSU Digital Media Center hosts The Black Arts Film Festival at 6 p.m. Thursday. The event showcases several short films and documentaries from several African-American filmmakers from the area. For more information, visit the...

DATE: April 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: (Weekender) Events

Business, school and civic groups urge lawmakers not to delay Common Core

A coalition of major business, civic and education groups in Louisiana delivered a letter to the Legislature today reaffirming its support of the controversial Common Core academic standards.

DATE: April 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Amedisys finalizes $150 million payment to settle Medicare fraud case

Baton Rouge-based Amedisys has finalized an agreement to pay $150 million to the federal government to settle allegations that the company submitted false home health care billings to the Medicare program between 2008 and 2010,

DATE: April 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Capitol Views: Breaux pushes for Medicaid expansion

The expansion of Medicaid landed back before the Legislature today, with a hearing on a proposed constitutional amendment that would direct the Jindal Administration to accept participation in the federal program. Among those urging the Senate...

DATE: April 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

'Escape' from zombies at this River Center event

'Escape' from zombies at this River Center event

The virus is spreading and zombies are taking over downtown Baton Rouge. OK, not really, but Skybound EXP is debuting its obstacle course-like event, The Walking Dead: Escape Thursday at 6 p.m. at the River Center. Those interested can

DATE: April 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: (Weekender) Events

Post-rockers Mogwai play Baton Rouge this weekend

Hot off the release of studio album No. 8, Rave Tapes, Mogwai will bring its post-rock sounds to The Varsity Saturday. Majeure will open. Doors open at 8 p.m. The show starts at 9 p.m.

DATE: April 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: (Weekender) Music

La. Senate race putting big businesses in political quandary

La. Senate race putting big businesses in political quandary

America's biggest businesses have made it a priority to help Republicans win control of the Senate this year. But as The Wall Street Journal reports this morning, in Louisiana's hotly contested race for Sen. Mary Landrieu's seat, Republicans...

DATE: April 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

'Business Report': Battle between 'Advocate' and 'Times-Pic' over legal notices goes to Capitol

'Business Report': Battle between 'Advocate' and 'Times-Pic' over legal notices goes to Capitol

In a legislative session dominated by debates over the hot-button issue of Common Core, a series of bills that would change state law to allow The New Orleans Advocate to compete for government classified ads in Orleans and Jefferson parishes...

DATE: April 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Fate of downtown home could be decided by La. Realtors Association next week

The Louisiana Realtors Association should have a final decision next week on whether to move forward with plans to demolish a historic home on Main Street downtown to make way for a new headquarters building or, instead, to do an adaptive reuse of...

DATE: April 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Andrews: Real estate is still a local investment decision

Andrews: Real estate is still a local investment decision

Gallup recently released its findings on preferences for long-term investments and reports that, on average, "Americans say...

DATE: April 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

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