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Eggs in whooping crane nest first sign of reproduction in Louisiana in 75 years
Dressed in a red-striped shirt adorned with large, white birds, Sara Simmonds, of Alexandria, expressed her joy Tuesday over the recent discovery of two whooping crane eggs in a nest in the White Lake area in Vermilion Parish.
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Sat Apr 19, 2014
Legislation stripping levee districts of autonomy raise questions...
The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West collects $7.2 million in property tax to maintain 100 miles of levees, floodwalls and other assets.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Marijuana possession shouldn't carry a 20-year prison term: Editorial
Louisiana's prisons are filled with nonviolent criminals who in another state would have received a much shorter sentence or no jail time at all.
Advocate staff photo by Matthew Hinton-- Stephanie Grace
He or she might be a good, responsible, public steward. Or the person could be a corrupt hack, determined to sell the state out to the highest bidder.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
St. Tammany Parish residents angry over 'fracking' proposal
St. Tammany Parish residents gather at the Paul Spitzfaden Community Center on Wednesday night, April 16, 2014, to express their concerns about a proposal to drill for oil and gas near the city.
Delgado Foundation's Roast of the Town honoree is a familiar face for the school
As anyone who has been to a roast - or been the subject of a roast - knows, it can be a freewheeling affair.
Southeast Authority bill rewritten, gives more power to Jindal
Advocate Photo by MARK BALLARD -- State Sen. Robert Adley, R-Benton, heard testimony Wednesday on legislation that would give governors sweeping power to remove members of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authorities.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Mayor: Open container citation dropped against New Roads police captain
Mayor Robert Myer told the City Council on Tuesday night that one of the city's high-ranking police officers had not violated the state's open container laws in a recent investigation into treatment the officer received in an off-duty crash where he was suspected of driving while intoxicated.
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First known reproduction in 75 years of whooping cranes in Louisiana discovered
I was sorry to see the story in a recent edition of The Daily Advertiser about a proposal by the... What kind of rules should govern our lives? I'd argue that the best rules are those that we'd be... Secretary Robert Barham of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announces the discovery of a new whooping crane nest containing two eggs ... (more)
Drone bill sparks constitutional debate in Louisiana Senate committee
Sen. Dan Claitor, R-Baton Rouge, testifies on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, about his bill to regulate the use of drones.
Stephanie Grace: Bills aim to short-circuit judicial system
Critics of the lawsuits seeking restitution for the oil and gas industry's damage to the state's coast - particularly the suit filed by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East against 97 companies - have focused largely on the message the litigation sends to the state's most important industry.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
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Adley to fight changes to contract nullification bill
Sen. Robert Adley, R-Benton, says he is prepared to shoot down any attempts to weaken his bill to undo a lawsuit against 97 oil companies for damaging the coast around New Orleans.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Birthdays Ken Bryan, Calhoun; Robert H. Martin, Ruston; Jeanetta Marzell, 57, Monroe; Janet Nolan, Monroe; Dylan Roberts, 13, Mangham; Coach Lane Welch, 30, West Monroe Anniversary J.E. and Charlotte Brown, West Monroe Sunday The Northeast Louisiana Genealogy and Historical Society meets at 2:30 p.m. at the Ouachita Parish Public Library Main ... (more)
A legacy that's been compromised
Louisiana is a unique state -- and that is exactly the way we like it. We pride ourselves in being just a little bit different from every other state.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Businesses set to open in Couret Farms
Couret Farms, a traditional neighborhood development off of Pont des Mouton road, will be similar to River Ranch and Sugar Mill pond.
Louisiana Senate committee defers action on bill requiring court delays in oil and gas 'legacy lawsuits'
The Louisiana Senate Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday postponed action on legislation that would have required a suspension of all court proceedings involving a " legacy lawsuit " filed against oil and gas companies for environmental damage if one of the companies being sued makes a limited admission of liability.
Legislature shouldn't weaken levee board reforms: Editorial
New Orleans firemen return from a rescue operation bearing residents of Lakeview at the Filmore Avenue bridge over the Orleans Avenue Canal after Hurricane Katrina on Monday, Aug. 29, 2005.
Authors in April to feature Robert M. Edsel
The author of "The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History" is the first writer to make two appearances as guest speaker of the fundraiser.
Towns, officials fight pipeline closure
A multibillion-dollar hedge fund's plan to abandon a leaky, money-losing gas pipeline that serves thousands of consumers in Louisiana could force some people to pay up to 15 times as much for natural gas, according to opponents of the proposal.