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Headlines - July 1, 2011

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-07-01

Duration: 00:02:37

Subjects: Droughts | Agriculture | PRISONERS | Parole | BRIDGES | FIREWORKS

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host

Description

This segment from the July 1, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: the declaration of seven Louisiana parishes as disaster areas due to the drought; Governor Bobby Jindal signing several bills into law from the 2011 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, including State Representative Pat Smith’s bill allowing elderly prisoners to be eligible for parole if they meet certain criteria; China’s Jiaozhou Bay Bridge surpassing the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway as the world’s longest bridge; and the impact of the statewide burn ban on July 4th fireworks.