Proposed $15 State Minimum Wage Clears First Legislative Hurdle, But Faces Uphill Climb Before It Co

A Louisiana Senate Committee advanced a bill Thursday to establish the state minimum wage at $15 per hour. Louisiana is one of only five states with no minimum wage of its own, so the state’s lowest earners’ wages are tied to the federal rate of $7.25 per hour. That hasn’t been raised since 2009 and has failed to keep pace with the cost of living. According to the Economic Policy Institute, an estimated 695,000 Louisianans would get a raise if the bill becomes a law. That’s a big if. The...

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Monroe Fire Will Donate Old Fire Engines To Nearby Towns

Chief Terry Williams and Mayor Friday Ellis are pleased to announce the donation of two fire engines from the Monroe Fire Department to two regional fire departments. On Friday, April 23, 2021, we will host a departing ceremony at the Public Safety Center. We’ll begin at 12:15 p.m. and depart at 12:30 p.m. Both trucks are 1999 pumper trucks. One truck will be donated to the Beekman Volunteer Fire Department in Morehouse Parish. The other truck will be donated to the Winnsboro Fire Department...

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Saturday, April 24, 2021 is Election Day.

 

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Monroe's Biedenharn Museum Moonlight in the Garden will be held, Saturday, April, 24 from 3:00 – 8:00. This event features Caroline Youngblood’s artwork, exhibits in the Bible Museum, strolling in the Garden, and Coke Floats. The museum is expanding hours to give visitors plenty of time to enjoy the first Moonlight in the Garden of the year Admission is five dollars, payable at the Riverside Gate. Masks are not required in the gardens but are required for admittance in the Bible Museum.

Michael Parker's laugh-riot involves two men trying to fool their new female boss into thinking that their wives are indeed with them on what they had intended to be a totally innocent weekend of golfing. Impersonation seems to work for a short time, but everything falls apart as the wives, who have been shopping in New York, show up.

Ticket prices are $15 Student 4-up to college, $30 All Adults 
Mask will be required while in the building. Social Distancing is required as well.

A Louisiana Senate Committee advanced a bill Thursday to establish the state minimum wage at $15 per hour.

Louisiana is one of only five states with no minimum wage of its own, so the state’s lowest earners’ wages are tied to the federal rate of $7.25 per hour. That hasn’t been raised since 2009 and has failed to keep pace with the cost of living.

According to the Economic Policy Institute, an estimated 695,000 Louisianans would get a raise if the bill becomes a law.

Chief Terry Williams and Mayor Friday Ellis are pleased to announce the donation of two fire engines from the Monroe Fire Department to two regional fire departments. On Friday, April 23, 2021, we will host a departing ceremony at the Public Safety Center. We’ll begin at 12:15 p.m. and depart at 12:30 p.m.

 

Signing up for health insurance can be a confusing headache. At the same time, the need for a financial safety net if someone in your family gets sick is incredibly important. With the ongoing pandemic and economic crunch, the stakes are even higher.

Now, during a special enrollment period, the Biden administration is trying to make getting health insurance irresistible — and simpler, too.

Peeling paint. Cracked buckets. Employees dragging unsealed bags of medical waste. Procedures ignored. Inadequately trained staff.

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The fourth annual Poor Man's Run and first Jambalaya for a Cause, held by the College of Pharmacy at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, is Saturday, April 24.

The event includes a one mile Fun Run and a 5K race.  Registration is open for teams to compete in the Jambalaya cookoff. Individuals can buy tickets to taste the teams' entries. The Fun Run starts at 8 a.m., the 5K race begins at 8:30 a.m., and Jambalaya will be served beginning at 11 a.m. 

The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board had already approved a calendar for the coming school year when Superintendent Sito Narcisse announced a proposal that would shorten summer vacation by roughly two weeks.

While some praised Narcisse for his bold action, he was also flooded with community criticism.

Indonesia's navy has lost contact with a submarine carrying 53 sailors that was preparing for a weapons training exercise in waters north of Bali, a military spokesman said Wednesday.

The German-built KRI Nanggala-402, which went into service in the early 1980s, failed to relay results of the exercise as expected, Julius Widjojono said, according to Reuters.

Indonesia's defense ministry said that an aerial search had spotted an oil slick on the water near where the submarine is thought to have performed a dive.

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East Baton Rouge Parish School Board Faces Outcry Over Whether To Start The School Year Early

The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board had already approved a calendar for the coming school year when Superintendent Sito Narcisse announced a proposal that would shorten summer vacation by roughly two weeks. While some praised Narcisse for his bold action, he was also flooded with community criticism. On Monday, nearly 600 teachers expressed their opposition by participating in a union-organized sickout . Thursday night’s school board meeting included hours of public testimony both for...

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