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Col. Ebbert: Forget the tire-tread gauge, but let’s stage a RO-RO vessel in the Gulf

by Col. Terry Ebbert  The Lens |  0 comments

We can't attempt to empty southeast Louisiana every time a storm enters the Gulf. (continued)

  • 09.30.2014
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Landrieu’s new hiring efforts challenged by another city employees group

by Charles Maldonado  The Lens |  0 comments

Argument hinges on differing requirements for number of Civil Service Commission members. (continued)

  • 09.29.2014
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Live blog Friday: Survival of coastal loss lawsuit could be determined by committee’s board pick

by Bob Marshall  The Lens |  0 comments

A nominating committee must meet again Friday because its prior vote didn’t follow state law. (continued)

  • 09.25.2014
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