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Bailey Whitlock and her family have bad cell service at home. They're still using a landline, and their internet service is terrible.
"If you barely turn your head, we automatically lose it," Whitlock said.
Congress is taking steps to bring a Farm Bill to the president’s desk. Wednesday, members of Congress met at the Farm Bill Conference Committee hearing trying to get the House and Senate to agree on a bill. The sticking point for Congressman Ralph Abraham are provisions for adults who get food stamps.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pressed farm bill negotiators to finalize an agreement as quickly as possible, but House Republicans used the conference committee’s first formal meeting to continue to press senators to accept tighter work requirements for food stamp recipients.
Ochsner Health System has finalized an agreement with Christus Health in Lake Charles to create a joint venture in the region, a deal that includes operations of two hospitals, a charitable foundation and other clinics and facilities.
Conferees on the farm bill understand the economic challenges facing farmers and want to get a farm bill done to provide certainty — a popular word among them — to farmers and rural America.
The Farm Bill, a key piece of legislation for Louisianans, is nearing the finish line in Washington, D.C. with Rep. Ralph Abraham in a prominent role to make it happen.
On Tuesday, Aug. 21, Louisiana congressman Ralph Abraham announced that the University of Louisiana at Monroe would receive a nearly $275,000 federal grant.
The grant’s purpose is for the university to purchase new weather satellite equipment. ULM was given this equipment after a long term grant process.
Ouachita River Valley Association members met Thursday to discuss the future of the Ouachita River. ORVA officials say the Ouachita River is necessary for so many people in the area, and that's why dredging the river and fixing the Columbia lock are so important.
Local leaders are talking about the economic development of the Ouachita River this week. That's the theme for the Ouachita River Valley Association's conference from August 29-30.