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Scientists fear BP blowout killed far more birds than officially reported

by Bob Marshall  The Lens |  0 comments

The high productivity of Gulf estuaries means scavengers are abundant and quickly dispose of carcasses. (continued)

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Yards paved to make un-permitted parking spaces dominate One Stop agenda

by Karen Gadbois  The Lens |  0 comments

The city notified the building owner of the violations five years ago. The adjudication hearing is set for tomorrow. Fines could come to $500 a day. (continued)

  • 04.15.2014
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Newcomb Boulevard fence comes down

by Steve Myers  The Lens |  0 comments

Newcomb will be open to traffic, though a proposal is pending to make it one-way. (continued)

  • 04.15.2014
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