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Washington Parish school district holds emergency meeting amid strike

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www.youtube.com – – 2023-08-31 22:28:25

SUMMARY: The Washington Parish School System held an emergency school board meeting in response to an ongoing employee strike, which has disrupted classes and daily operations. Faculty and staff expressed their frustration at the meeting, emphasizing their need for better pay and retirement benefits. The district claims that employees have received raises since 1978, but records show otherwise. The district is looking for ways to cut costs and is also blaming the lack of local resources. They plan to consider proposals at the next school board meeting and will have a private meeting with picket line leaders.

No decisions were made Thursday night, the meeting was an opportunity for the board to hear directly from employees and teachers who are demanding a raise.

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Gumbeaux Gators claim another walk-off win – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Rodrick Anderson – 2024-06-20 23:31:09

SUMMARY: The Lake Charles Gumbeaux Gators secured another walk-off victory, beating the Brazos Valley Bombers 6-5 at Barbe High School. Jake Smith clinched the win with a decisive hit, marking his second walk-off in four games. The Gators, now 10-8, are just half a game behind the Baton Rouge Rougarou in the Texas Collegiate League's Louisiana division. Despite struggling against Bombers' pitcher Bryson Walker, who struck out 11 in eight innings, the Gators mounted a ninth-inning comeback. Parker Morgan pitched four scoreless innings, while Carter Sutton secured the win with 1 1/3 innings of relief.

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Metairie Sprinter hopes to beat the odds at Olympic trials

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www.youtube.com – – 2024-06-20 23:08:31

SUMMARY: Eric Gregory recently clinched his third consecutive NCAA Division 3 National Championship in the 400-meter dash, timing at 45.73 seconds, and secured a spot in the US Olympic trials. Gregory, who is deaf, leverages signals from his coach to prepare for the start. Despite beginning each race at a disadvantage, he remains unfazed and focused. He was a standout athlete in both track and football at East Jefferson and then Gallaudet University, a school for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Gregory is the first student-athlete from Gallaudet to qualify for the Olympic trials, aiming to inspire others through his journey.

Gregory needed to pour everything into performing because he starts every race with a disadvantage, Gregory is deaf. “If you want to do it, you can do it,” he said.

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New Orleans Weather: Small chance for rain Friday, heat returns for the weekend

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www.youtube.com – – 2024-06-20 22:38:54

SUMMARY: The upcoming weather forecast shows upper 90s temperatures, primarily due to upper ridging. Monitoring two tropical areas: one wave currently overland in Mexico may bring rain to parts of Mexico and southern Texas, resembling Alberto's path, and Invest 92, likely moving towards Florida by Saturday, with a 50% chance of organizing into a named storm but posing no threat to the Gulf of Mexico. Winds have subsided inland, and coastal flood advisories are in effect until tomorrow evening. The weekend looks mostly clear with rising temperatures, but rain chances may increase by the end of next week due to an upper trough.

Chief Meteorologist Chris Franklin says there's a light chance for rain on Friday and expect a hot weekend. Rain chances return next week.

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