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Zippy Duvall

Rural America on the wrong side of the digital divide

Take a drive through Hamilton County, Kansas, population 2,500, and you know you are in the heart of rural America. Hamilton County has an abundance of many things — wheat, sorghum and dairy, for starters — but broadband isn’t one of them. And that’s a scary prospect when participation in the modern economy simply demands good internet service.

Church Point to pay out $20k in employee comp time

The Church Point Town Council approved paying about $20,000 of employee comp time at its regular meeting on May 6.
Church Point Mayor Ryan “Spanky” Meche said, “This is a business nightmare.”
Meche said past town administrations used a comp time system instead of paying town employees overtime.
Meche urged the council to pay the employees what they are owed, some as much as 300 hours of comp time.

A Senate Judiciary committee on Tuesday rejected a tort reform bill aimed at lowering auto insurance rates.(Photo by Lauren Heffker / LSU Manship School News Service)

Senate panel rejects limit on lawsuits

A Senate committee rejected a bill on Tuesday that would reduce auto insurance premiums by curbing civil lawsuits. The panel also advanced a proposal to raise Louisiana’s minimum age for marriage to 18.
The insurance bill was sponsored by Rep. Kirk Talbot, R-River Ridge, and was intended to shield insurance companies from lawsuits and reduce the number of suits against drivers over time.
Talbot’s bill, called the “Omnibus Premium Reduction Act of 2019,” had passed the House 69-30 last week but failed 4-1 Tuesday in the Senate committee, Judiciary A.

Eunice High School

Eunice High garners a top ranking in annual report

When the 137 Eunice High students graduate this Friday they are doing so at a school ranked 63rd out of 311 high schools in the state, according to U.S. News & World Report’s rankings.
The top-ranked school in St. Landry Parish is the Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts. The school in Opelousas is ranked 18th in the state and 2,823 in the nation.
Eunice High is ranked 6,024 in the nation.

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