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New Orleans' Grow Dat Youth Farm among 'Renewal Awards' finalists

A New Orleans-based group that encourages cooperative gardening for "a more just and sustainable food system" is one of 15 nonprofits in the U.S. selected to be finalists in The Atlantic and Allstate's "The Renewal Awards," according to a recent press release.

Shreveport-Bossier City area has 13th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. metro areas.

The number of vacant homes in the Shreveport-Bossier City area was more than 3,600 in the third quarter of 2018, a 557-unit increase over what it was a year ago, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Louisiana ranked No. 19 in average charitable giving

Louisiana residents who took itemized deductions for charitable deductions on their federal income tax forms in 2016 donated $6,646 on average, according to an analysis released this month by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Louisiana has 23rd highest home vacancy rate in nation

Louisiana posted the 23rd highest home vacancy rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Louisiana’s population dipped -0.2% from mid-2017 to mid-2018

Louisiana’s population decreased by 10,840, or -0.2 percent between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, according to estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Analysis: Short-term health plans in Baton Rouge 61% less than market plans

The monthly cost of short-term health insurance plans in Baton Rouge is $239.69, 61 percent below the cost of individual market plans, according to a recent analysis by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA).

GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY: Grambling's Gallot named HBCU's Best Leader, university wins 5 awards

Grambling State University set a new record winning top honors in five categories at the 2018 HBCUGrow LEAD Awards – including recognition for President Rick Gallot in the best leadership category for the second consecutive year.

BATON ROUGE AREA CHAMBER: Another step forward for major ExxonMobil expansion as Baton Rouge council OKs tax exemption

The EBR Parish Metro Council unanimously voted in favor of ExxonMobil's industrial tax exemption application.

Analysis: Tangipahoa County has lowest home affordability in state

Tangipahoa County posted the lowest home affordability index in Louisiana, according to an analysis of 432 counties nationwide by ATTOM Data Solutions in the second quarter.

Tangipahoa among counties with worst home affordability

Tangipahoa County ranked No. 84 on a list of U.S. counties with the worst home affordability index, according to an analysis of 432 counties by ATTOM Data Solutions in the second quarter.

Analysis: Homeowners in Pennsylvania metro area pay highest property tax rate in U.S.

From Keystone Business News

With an effective property tax rate of about 3.9 percent, the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton metropolitan area in Pennsylvania has the No. 1 highest tax rate among U.S. cities, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

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