Gov. Bobby Jindal is traveling around the country much of this week for Republican causes.
The governor's office says Jindal headed to Atlanta on Monday and Tuesday for Republican Governors Association events.
On Wednesday, Jindal's office says the governor will be in Iowa for a campaign bus tour aimed at removing an Iowa Supreme Court justice who supported a 2009 court ruling that legalized same sex marriage in the state.
Officials say construction of a $1.8 million pedestrian and bike path along West Causeway Approach that will help connect the east and west sides of Mandeville should be completed in two to three weeks.
Mayor Donald Villere tells The Times-Picayune plans are in the works to improve traffic signals around North Causeway Boulevard and Monroe Street to make it easier for bikers and pedestrians to cross the busy intersection.
City officials say the signals will ease traffic flow and remove a major hurdle for people who opt not to use motorized vehicles.
After six years of post-Katrina growth, Delgado Community College reported an 11.4 percent drop in the number of full-time students who registered for the fall semester.
Even with this decline from its all-time-high total of 20,452 students last fall, Delgado remains the most populous local institution of higher education, with 18,115 students at eight locations around the New Orleans area.
Delgado spokesman Tony Cook tells The Times-Picayune that at least some of Delgado's decline is the result of a policy change.
New Orleans is known for being different. The trial of the man accused in the 2010 murder of "social-media celebrity Anthony Barre, better known as Messy Mya," is adding to the city's reputation.
As The Times-Picayune reports, the trial was halted Monday after the district attorney's office "got wind of a YouTube video of the 7th Ward slaying and dropped the murder charge against Jason Baptiste Hamilton in an attempt to track down the footage."
The LSU AgCenter estimates Hurricane Isaac has cut Louisiana's pecan harvest by 15 percent.
Charlie Graham, professor for fruit and nut crops, says that would bring the total to just over 11 million pounds — down from pre-storm estimates of 13 million to 13.5 million pounds. It still would be up from last year's 9 million pounds.
Graham says prices are likely to be similar to 2011 levels.
Last November, farm prices ran from $1.25 to $3.50 a pound, with most varieties starting above $2.