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FEMA opens mobile registration unit in Eunice

A FEMA mobile registration unit will open at Word Ministry in Eunice to assist those in need of registering for FEMA disaster assistance.
The unit is located at 1960 W. Laurel Ave. in Eunice and operated 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Monday and Tuesday.
The FEMA mobile unit is designed to assist anyone who experienced damage from Hurricane Laura.

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St. Landry, Acadia bars OK’d to open

St. Landry and Acadia parish bars were cleared to reopen after the Louisiana Department of Health reported COVID-19 positivity rates of less than 5% for the last two weeks.
Gov. John Bell Edwards rules for Phase 3 reopening require parishes to report two consecutive weeks of positivity rates of less than 5% for bars to reopen. If rates rise above 10%, bars will be closed again.
St. Landry Parish President Jessie Bellard opted to allow the parish bars as did Acadia Parish Police Jury President Chance Henry.

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LSU recognized as a top tier national university by U.S. News & World Report

In U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 edition of Best Colleges, LSU is ranked in the top tier for “Best National Universities” for the 13th-straight year, and the undergraduate petroleum engineering program ranks 2nd overall.
LSU is ranked 36th among flagship universities nationwide – ahead of other flagships such as West Virginia University, University of Rhode Island and the University of Nevada – and is ranked 71st among public universities – ahead of public peers such as Kansas State University and Oklahoma State University.

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Covid-era economy in La. ranked worst

With a June jobless rate of 9.7% and a five-year annualized employment growth rate of negative 2.3%, the Louisiana economy finished worst in a new ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St.
The state’s annualized gross domestic product growth through the first quarter of this year stood at 0.2%, the financial news website reported, while its poverty rate came in at 18.7%.

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$300 jobless pay ends

The federal program meant to help workers who lost wages due to the COVID-19 pandemic and response has ended.
The White House authorized the Federal Emergency Management Agency to spend up to $44 billion to add $300 per week to the unemployment benefits of qualified workers. The money ran out before claimants in some states got their first check.
The Louisiana Workforce Commission has paid out $376 million in Lost Wages Assistance, the LWC says.

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