Brian Abshire, Calcasieu Parish Police Jury President, hand delivered a copy of a resolution to Pres. Biden asking for federal supplemental appropriations for hurricane recovery, according to the police jury.
Elected officials like Mayor Hunter and Gov. Edwards were in attendance for President Biden’s visit Thursday, but one elected official not in attendance for the president’s visit was Third District Congressman Clay Higgins, though he was in the Lake Area on other business.
With viral cases declining and states and localities easing restrictions, businesses have added jobs for four straight months, the Labor Department said Friday. Still, the unemployment rate ticked up to 6.1% from 6% in March.
In years past, the streets were flooded with people eager to get out of the house and enjoy live music and different arts that make Southwest Louisiana, Southwest Louisiana. But after a year of forced isolation, many events are making their way back to the Lake Area, including the Spring Art Walk.