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Search narrows for firms to provide proposals to restore Louisiana coast

by Bob Marshall  The Lens |  0 comments

The finalists will develop plans over the next six months. (continued)

  • 09.22.2014
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Breakfast with the Newsmakers is back; please join us Thursday at 8 a.m.

by Anne Mueller  The Lens |  0 comments

We’ll discuss alleged profiling of Latinos by NOPD, and the recent burdens put on immigration court. (continued)

  • 09.19.2014
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Committee’s decision preserves levee authority’s lawsuit against oil and gas industry — for now

by Bob Marshall  The Lens |  0 comments

Selections for the regional levee authority don't shift the majority supporting coastal loss lawsuit. (continued)

  • 09.18.2014
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