With many schools across Louisiana going back today, expect to start seeing school buses on the road again and keep safety in mind!
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. PENCE LOYAL, BUT WITH AN EYE TOWARD FUTURE
Between traveling overseas, fundraising and being Trump’s chief lobbyist on Capitol Hill, the vice president has been carving out his own political identity.
2. KENYANS HEAD TO POLLS TO ELECT LEADER
Turnout is heavy in this East African economic hub known for its relative, long-term stability as well as the ethnic allegiances that shadow its democracy.
3. WHAT REGIONAL LEADERS ARE DOING IN PERU
Foreign ministers from 14 nations are meeting in Lima in hopes of finding consensus on a regional response to Venezuela’s growing political crisis.
4. WHY MILLIONS OF MOTORISTS, PASSENGERS AT RISK
U.S. officials are abandoning plans to require sleep apnea screening for train engineers and truck drivers, a move that has safety experts concerned.
5. LEBANON’S ARMY PREPARES TO CLEAR BORDER AREA OF ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS
The fight will involve cooperation with the militant group Hezbollah and the Syrian army on the other side, although Lebanese authorities insist they are not coordinating with Assad’s government... MORE
The City of Shreveport will hold its ribbon cutting ceremony next week for the long awaited dog park along the riverfront. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held 5 p.m. Friday, July 14th at the dog park on Clyde Fant Parkway.
“We are excited about the first dog park to open in Shreveport,” said Mayor Ollie S. Tyler. “We are looking forward to the sense of community this park will provide for our citizens.”
The park has a large water feature as well as multiple shade structures for dogs and their owners to dodge the summer heat. There are wash and waste stations for both the small and large dogs. There are water fountains at both entrances of the park. There will be multiple seating areas scattered throughout the facility.
The dog park’s natural topography plays a key part in providing a perfect rolling landscape for the dogs to run free. “We are grateful for all the supporters who helped make this project a reality,” said Shelly Ragle-Wood.
The Red River Waterway Commission granted the City $280,000 for construction, and there has been more than $40,000 in private donations from various supporters. Additionally, the Shreveport Dog Park Alliance contributed approximately $28,000 toward the design of the park.
Shreveport HIV/AIDS Call to Action:
Half of black, quarter of Latino gay men projected to be diagnosed within their lifetime. Heterosexuals not immune.
The Beatings Paradigm: A carryover from our slavery past? Is there a correlation between planta-tion coding, and black parenting and discipline?
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