Flood projects money is coming, city-parish begins negotiating with landowners

The Broome administration is moving forward with plans to acquire more than 340 acres of low-lying undeveloped property in Baton Rouge’s floodplain in an effort to improve drainage throughout the parish.

How local firms are dealing with latest COVID surge 

Louisiana saw more than 7,500 new cases of COVID over the weekend as the country continues to deal with a fourth spike of the virus. But in Baton Rouge, white-collar businesses differ when it comes to what to require and when to require it in order to slow the spread.

Delaware real estate investment trust buys Fresenius Kidney Care

Four Springs Capital Trust, a Delaware-based real estate investment trust, bought Fresenius Kidney Care on Mancuso Lane for $6.2 million on Monday. 

Dwight Hudson’s proposal to rededicate library, pest control taxes to drainage under fire 

Metro Council member Dwight Hudson’s proposal to rededicate a portion of tax dollars from the East Baton Rouge Parish Library system and the EBR Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control district is coming under fire...

Search for DDD executive director has slowed, board chair says

The Downtown Development District has been searching for a new executive director since the death of longtime leader Davis Rhorer in March. Now, board chair Melanie Montanaro says the search has slowed as commission members and city workers needed to assist in the search have been on summer vacations.

Four years later, Bluebonnet land deal remains in legal limbo

Some four years after the city-parish sued local contractor Radu Cosman over his controversial $10,000 purchase of a prime tract of undeveloped land the case remains in legal limbo.

Pilot training school lands at BTR Jet Center

ATP Flight School, the largest aviation training company in the U.S., has opened its first Louisiana location at the BTR Jet Center, a fixed-base operator that has a 6,600-square-foot facility and a 22,000-square-foot hangar...

When jobless benefits end, will workers head back to restaurants?

Unemployment benefits end in Louisiana at the end of the month, but will the termination of funds end staffing shortages at local restaurants? Baton Rouge business owners have mixed opinions.

Phil Witter considers developing his downtown riverfront property

Landowner Phil Witter is seeking approval from the Army Corps of Engineers to develop more than 14 acres of downtown riverfront property he owns at the base of the Mississippi River bridge on both sides of the levee.

Woman’s CEO Barbara Griffith leaving to head Duke Raleigh Hospital 

Woman’s Hospital CEO Dr. Barbara Griffith is stepping down this fall, after just two years at the helm of the 165-bed hospital, and returning to North Carolina, where she will take over as president of the Duke Health System’s Duke Raleigh Hospital.

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McCollister: Metro Council should reject Hudson’s tax swap plan

Metro Council member Dwight Hudson is proposing to grab $4 million of those tax dollars and effectively redirect them for drainage projects.

Evans: Louisiana must pay attention to its eroding coast

Louisiana needs to pay attention to the fact that scores of small towns along the coast are in danger of extinction.

JR Ball: A freedom cry for college athletes rings out across the land

The good ol' days of everyone in Division I college sports getting rich except the athletes who put their bodies at risk are thankfully over.

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