324 Louisiana COVID-19 Vaccine Providers Will Receive Doses This Week

COVID-19 vaccines will be sent to 324 providers in all 64 Louisiana Parishes this week, the Louisiana Department of Health announced Monday.

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Tourism Ambassadors Group Launched In The Twin Cities

Discover Monroe-West Monroe has launched the Discover MWM Tourism Ambassadors. The group will have content about events and projects in the Twin Cities. Each month the Discover Monroe-West Monroe staff will post insider tips about a specific topic and challenge the group to get out and experience the twin cities. “This group will be a great way for locals like me to learn more about the area and how to share with tourists and visitors all the fun things to do!” Chandler Onken, new member of...

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Internet Safety Classes For Local Parents

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The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office will host two classes in February 2021 for interested parents to increase their awareness of the potential dangers children can be exposed to on the Internet.

There will be two classes offered from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on February 16 and 18 at the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office Training Academy at the Ouachita Parish Rifle Range in West Monroe. The registration deadline is February 10.

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Discover Monroe-West Monroe has launched the Discover MWM Tourism Ambassadors.

The group will have content about events and projects in the Twin Cities.

Each month the Discover Monroe-West Monroe staff will post insider tips about a specific topic and challenge the group to get out and experience the twin cities.

“This group will be a great way for locals like me to learn more about the area and how to share with tourists and visitors all the fun things to do!” Chandler Onken, new member of the Discover MWM Tourism Ambassador group said.

LA REPUBLICAN PARTY  — An Alexandria, Louisiana  lawmaker  Republican State Representative Lance Harris was a candidate for Louisiana’s 5th District  but was defeated by Luke Letlow  who then died from Covid-19 complications leaving the seat vacant.   Letlow’s  widow,  Julia recently announced she’s running for that seat .   Harris recently released a video explaining why he decided not to run again.

Twitter has suspended Mike Lindell, the CEO of My Pillow, from the social media platform. He had been using his Twitter account to spread disinformation about the 2020 election, including false claims of voter fraud and election rigging.

Lindell's account was "permanently suspended due to repeated violations of our Civil Integrity Policy," a Twitter spokesperson told NPR. It was not immediately clear which posts from Lindell led to his removal from the social media platform.

MONROE, La. – Bayou Park is the setting for the unveiling of the Black Lives Matter public artwork at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25. In case of rain, the unveiling will be at the library overhang and later moved to Bayou Park.

 

The 16 letters stand individually to spell Black Lives Matter. Each 4-by-8-foot painted letter is a different artist’s interpretation of the BLM social justice movement. 

 

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The University of Louisiana Monroe mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus Van McGraw, Ph.D., of Monroe, who died on Jan. 21, 2021. 

 

For more than 35 years, McGraw’s insight and expertise shaped the university’s business programs into the award-winning ULM College of Business and Social Sciences. 

 

When Hurricane Zeta hit Louisiana’s coast in October, it destroyed what was left of Grand Isle’s west end beach. After hold-ups with federal partners, the state has spent $7.5 million over the past few months to repair it.

 


Louisiana’s oil and gas industry is balking at President Joe Biden’s efforts to curtail fossil fuel extraction.

Within his first two days in office, his administration has stopped construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline and put a pause on new oil and gas lease sales. Industry groups in Louisiana said that could devastate the state economy.

In New Orleans, springtime is typically the season of endless festivals. But as the pandemic drags on, organizers are tearing pages from their calendars and pushing events to the fall.

ARK EXPANDS COVID-19 VACCINE PROGRAM - Arkansas has  expanded  its  distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to teachers and people aged 70 or older.  Governor Asa Hutchinson, who is 70, got his first dose of the vaccine Monday afternoon.  It has been reported that Arkansas has delivered almost  half of it’s allocation of Covid-19 vaccines.  On Sunday,  the Republican Governor Arkansas told Fox News Chris Wallace that more needs to be done to reach incoming President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to vaccinate more people in the next 100 days.

 

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LA Vaccine Shipments Stay The Same, Cellphone Covid Tracing App Launched

LA COVID VACCINES & TRACING APP — Although President Joe Biden’s Administration has said it plans to increase the number of Americans to receive a coronavirus vaccine in the next 100 days, Louisiana health officials say the vaccine shipments to Louisiana won’t be increased from its current allocation which is about 58,000 doses a week. Dr. during a Covid-19 update last Friday, Dr. Joseph Kanter with Louisiana’s Department of Health explained how this will affect administering the vaccine...

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