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New study highlights neighborhood disparities in Louisiana, Caddo Parish

Caddo Parish lags behind Louisiana as a whole when it comes to well-being, according to a study by Measure of America. Researchers evaluated well-being nationwide, and determined that on a 10-point scale, the state sits at 4.35, compared to Caddo Parish’s 3.56. These numbers are calculated by measuring health, education and income in each geographic location. —  KSLA 12 November 18th, 2020

Research group wants Louisiana to treat internet access as a utility

Ease of access to the Internet, said Measure of America Director Kristen Lewis, is keeping people from jobs, telehealth and educational opportunities. Lack of access contributes to inequality. COVID-19... created millions of new challenges. Access to high-speed internet is basically a requirement now. —  Daily Advertiser November 17th, 2020