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Decreasing Gun Violence, Louisiana's Cancer Rates, Ruston Recovery, Campaign Ad Fact-Check | 09/06/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Decreasing Gun Violence

Baton Rouge law enforcement leaders announce a new initiative aimed at decreasing gun violence and encouraging gun owners to lock up their weapons. They are releasing four public service videos with testimonies from several people who have witnessed gun violence in Baton Rouge including parents who have lost children to homicide. The PSAs will air on local television and radio stations, asking residents to use gun locks and help law enforcement arrest those breaking the law and help put an end to gun violence.

The Louisiana Economy

Should we believe what we’re hearing in the latest batch of campaign ads for the men who want to be Governor? With the economy and jobs as top issues, two of the state’s lead economists, LSU’s Jim Richardson and Director of the Blanco Public Center at UL Lafayette, Stephen Barnes, show Andre’ how candidates can sell their side of the issue by not presenting all the facts. How fact-checking reveals the whole truth.

Ruston Recovery

SWI returns to Ruston five months after tornadoes claimed two lives and caused more than $9 million in damage, with much of the destruction on the campus of Louisiana Tech, in the heart of the city. Natasha Williams checks on recovery efforts and talks with Ruston Mayor Rodney Walker and Louisiana Tech President Les Guice.

Louisiana's Cancer Rates

Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in Louisiana and the mortality rate is significantly higher than the national average. Seventeen years after the legislature established the Louisiana Cancer Research Center (LCRC), where does the state stand in research and in cancer survivor success stories. Andre' Moreau visits the LCRC and the Tulane Cancer Center and speaks with Clark Gordin, a cancer survivor who had been given little hope.