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Education
9:02 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Legal Non-Profit Helps Clear Red Tape Blocking Free School Meals

Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 12:44 pm

More Louisiana schools that serve low-income families can soon offer free meals for all students. It’s because of a policy change initiated by a legal non-profit.

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Science & Environment
6:32 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Oily Material Increasing Along Louisiana Coast

Boom and oiled sand on Grand Isle soon after the Deepwater Horizon incident.
Jason Saul WWNO

Originally published on Sat October 19, 2013 11:49 am

Louisiana officials say they’re not sure why there’s been a surge of oily material washing up on the coastline three years after the BP oil spill. The amount is 20 times more than what was found over the same period last year.

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Politics
8:03 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Senator Landrieu Says Lawmakers Scrambling To End Shutdown

Originally published on Tue October 8, 2013 5:02 pm

Louisiana’s Democratic US Senator Mary Landrieu says talks are under way in the nation’s capital to end the partial government shutdown. Those behind-the-scenes discussions aren’t getting much traction.

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Politics
8:57 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Kenneth Polite Facing Challenges As New US Attorney

Liskow

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 1:06 pm

Kenneth Polite Jr. is wrapping up his first full week as the new US Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana. 

High on his priority list is likely selecting his top assistants — and making sure recent history is not repeated.

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Environment
8:53 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Governor Jindal Slams BP As Gulf Coast Restoration Plan Is Approved

Originally published on Thu August 29, 2013 9:01 am

Five states and leaders of several federal agencies have unanimously approved a blueprint to repair the Gulf of Mexico with BP fines pending over the 2010 oil spill. Governor Bobby Jindal’s comments in New Orleans about BP and his support for Mississippi River diversions drew immediate criticism.

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Education
1:48 pm
Sun August 25, 2013

Justice Department Sues Louisiana Over School Vouchers

Originally published on Mon August 26, 2013 9:39 am

The Justice Department is suing Louisiana for issuing school vouchers to students in districts under desegregation orders. The federal government says the system is undermining racial balances in public schools.

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Business
8:59 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Hurricane Katrina Report: Economic Ups And Downs 8 Years Later

Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 4:38 pm

It’s been eight years this month since Hurricane Katrina. The Greater New Orleans Community Data Center has been measuring data to see how far the recovery has come, and where the city is heading.

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Flood Protection
2:27 pm
Sun August 11, 2013

Louisiana Lawmakers Push FEMA To Revamp Flood Maps

Originally published on Fri August 9, 2013 10:05 am

Louisiana public officials are launching a bipartisan battle to revamp proposed changes to the National Flood Insurance Program. The administrator evaluating the objections was taken on a helicopter tour of coastal regions possibly facing steep premium hikes.

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Environment
9:08 am
Sat July 27, 2013

Gas Leak Capped On Blown-Out Offshore Rig

Originally published on Fri July 26, 2013 8:31 am

Natural gas is no longer escaping from a blown-out oil rig off the Louisiana coast. Only a small flame is burning off residual gas in the pipeline.

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Environment
11:27 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Get Ready: It's Hurricane Season

Originally published on Mon June 3, 2013 9:44 am

Officials throughout southeast Louisiana are asking residents to start planning now for hurricanes. A busy season is predicted.


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