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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 08.18.22 with Chuck Smith

— Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says he believes there is growing support among Democrat and Republican lawmakers to include two additional exceptions to the state abortion ban in future legislation.
— A judge's order that forced the Biden administration to resume sales of oil and gas leases on federal land and waters has been lifted by a federal appeals court.
— Analysts say the average price at the pump is down a dollar over the past nine weeks, but it’s 85 cents higher than it was one year ago.
— Texas gubernatorial candidate Democrat Beto O’Rourke has been traveling through the Lone Star State holding town halls and pulling large crowds in medium and small towns that were strong Trump counties in 2020.

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. Chuck studied mass communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.