Rania Kaur joined KPLC in October 2019 as a reporter. Born and raised in the Seattle area, as a kid, she loved talking to those around her and watching local news, but didn’t know that she wanted to be a reporter until much later. She started off as a Biochemistry major at Seattle University, then stumbled into journalism and immediately fell in love.
She was a reporter and anchor at her school’s station and wrote for her school paper. She was also the student representative for the Seattle Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association.
Being from Seattle, she cheers for the Seattle Seahawks, is addicted to drinking coffee (or chai), and is loving the Louisiana sun (she doesn’t get much in Seattle).
With many resources and sober living homes still closed after the hurricanes, those with an opioid addiction are at an increased risk for overdose. That’s why knowing the signs and taking action are crucial now more than ever.
As businesses across Southwest Louisiana continue their recovery process, for several local nonprofits without one of their largest sources of income, it’s hard to predict what the future may look like.
At the beginning of the school year, St. Louis Catholic High School planned to have in-person instruction, but after Hurricane Laura significantly damaged the building, students had to start school virtually.
Since Hurricane Laura, the Calcasieu Coroner’s office has been storing bodies in a freezer truck, operating without their transport vehicle and dealing with spotty WiFi. Now, Calcasieu Parish Coroner, Dr. Terry Welke explained there’s even more damage as a result of Delta.