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Trump Is Ready To Go All In On Trade War With China

President Trump threatened to impose tariffs on every product imported from China, dialing up the pressure in the growing trade dispute between the world's two economic superpowers. In an interview with CNBC broadcast this morning , Trump said, "We're down a tremendous amount," referring to the trade imbalance between the U.S. and China. "I'm ready to go to 500." The U.S. imported $505 billion worth of goods from China in 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The U.S. exported $130...

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Leon "Pee Wee" Whittaker grew up in a musicial family. Born an only child in Newellton, Louisiana, he learned how to play several instruments over his lifetime, but he was remembered most as a trombonist.

In 1935, Whittaker and his horn took off to Monroe, Louisiana and joined the band Rabbit Foots Minstrels. During his time with the band he toured up and down the Mississippi River.

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Fear is a funny thing – it often tricks us into exchanging one perceived problem for a much larger one.

I don’t know too many folks who break into a cold sweat when they get into a car to drive a few hours. But let that same person board an airplane, and they are much more likely to experience a heightened sense of fear, even dread.

 

The National Safety Council estimates your lifetime odds of dying in a car accident at about 1 in 100. For air travel, the lifetime odds are about 1 in 200,000.

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Drinking is not uncommon among teens, but it's not common for them to know the impact that binge drinking can have on their personal lives and health. Emily Thibodeaux, substance abuse counselor at Louisiana Tech University, encourages parents to not only talk to teens about binge drinking, but also understand why they may be engaging in that behavior. 

On what the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACEs) is

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACEs) is a research study by the American health maintenance organization Kaiser Permanente and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a hypothesis and a study that helps us understand how early childhood experiences can affect our health later on in life. 

On how ACEs can inspire action in Northeast Louisiana

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ULM's The Pursuit will feature sportscaster and alum Tim Brando. Brando is a long-time sports announcer who joined FOX in 2014. In 2017 he signed a multi-year extension to announce college football and basketball on FOX.

The event takes place 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, August 14 at the Bayou Pointe Student Event Center, 1 Warhawk Way.

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Long-term care is often perceived as intiutionalized care at a nursing home.  Some people see it as an end-of-life decision to move into a nursing home.  The reality is that long-term care may be also provided at home.

"Long term care is the opposite of acute care," says KaraLe Causey, owner of Haven Nursing Center. Causey dispelled some of the common myths associated with long term care,  explaining that "acute care usually is episodic" and may not require "continuing care." 

West Nile Virus in Seven Ouachita Locations

Jul 14, 2018

The Ouachita Parish Mosquito Abatement District issued a list of seven locations that tested positive for West Nile Virus.

The mosquito pools that tested positive for West Nile on July 9 and 10 include:

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Is it a good idea to pay off your home mortgage loan early?

I find there is an economic answer to that question and an emotional answer to that question.

 

Which is right? That depends on who YOU are…

Well, I’m glad I could clear that up…

Trump Tariffs Could Cripple Louisiana

Jul 9, 2018
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A Forbes report shows Louisiana is the state most at risk of being economically crippled by the escalating trade wars initiated by the Trump Administration. The study shows nearly 21 percent of the state’s GDP comes from exports, with five percent coming from Mexico and China specifically. Louisiana US Congressman Garret Graves says he’s watching the negotiations closely.

He says he does not like that we are having impacts in our economy but thinks if we play this right we can get trade remedies.

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The Ruston Farmer's Market is opening an extra day each week in July. In addition to Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, the market will be open Tuesdays 4-7 p.m.

The Ruston Farmer's Market has been operating for 11 years and has now grown to have over 30 vendors, offering fresh meats, eggs, and vegetables. "We wanted to open a place where people could buy local, fresh produce," says Dasia Canales, the manager of the market.

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At Civil Rights Camp, New Orleans Kids Learn History Overlooked In School

School is out for most New Orleans kids, but many of them are still learning at summer camps. Some of them are taking on big topics, like the history of civil rights. At the Leona Tate Foundation For Change camp, students get to interview real leaders in the battle for racial equality.

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