Monday Mar 3
Letter: Flood insurance bill responsible, needed
Associated Press file photo by Gerald Herbert -- Floodwaters from Hurricane Isaac rose to the rooftops in Braithwaite in September 2012.
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Monday Mar 3
Hotels count more than politics as GOP weighs sites for 2016 convention
Eight cities are vying to host the convention, which likely will be held between late June and mid-July of 2016.
Monday Mar 3
Harrison County to appeal MEMA decision on pier funding
JAMES EDWARD BATES/SUN HERALD FEMA has denied reimbursement of repairs to Jim Simpson Sr. Memorial Fishing Pier in Long Beach.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Detroit area gas prices rise, but not as much as in recent years
Although gas prices are rising across Metro Detroit and Michigan, the surge is less severe than late-winter spikes during the past four years and prices are expected stay below $4 a gallon, gas industry experts said Friday.
Gov. Jindal, Louisiana Legislature shouldn't undermine levee reforms: Editorial
The 17th Street Canal pumping station was photographed Aug. 29, 2012, in the midst of Hurricane Isaac's onslaught.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
GOP announces 8 cities vying to host 2016 convention
Eight cities including three from Ohio - Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus - as well as Denver, Dallas, Kansas City, Mo., Las Vegas and Phoenix will make their cases next week to play host to the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
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Livingston Parish residents want resolution after homes damaged by floodwater
People who live along the Petit Amite spent the better part of last year rebuilding after Hurricane Isaac.
Offshore Wind Turbines Can Slow Down Hurricanes, New Study Finds
Hurricanes are destructive, and protecting coastlines with seawalls costs money.
St. Tammany fishing pier and Tammany Trace will remain open on Mardi Gras
The Tammany Trace will be open on Mardi Gras, along with the St. Tammany Parish fishing pier near Slidell.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
No agreement yet on GOP flood insurance bill seeking to reverse steep hikes in premiums
Residents row a boat past flooded homes along St. Ann St. in Madisonville as they assess the damage at their homes and businesses after Hurricane Isaac forced water from Lake Pontchartrain to back up into their neighborhood in August 2010.
Reasons behind why New Orleans is so haunted
For decades New Orleans has been one of the top haunted locations in America. Many times, the city is referred to as the most haunted city in the country.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Fixes planned for Lake Serene system and its dams
Potential solutions for problems at the earthen bulwarks holding back the waters of North Lake Serene and Oak Grove Lake are looming on the horizon, with work likely beginning sometime this summer.
What to watch for at the GOP...
The speech could set the tone of Romney's campaign for the final two months. 2. ROMNEY'S FAITH: Mitt Romney's Mormon religion, a subject he hasn't frequently addressed on the campaign trail, will get some attention as several members of Romney's church are scheduled to share personal stories about the nominee at the convention.
Sat Feb 22, 2014
Plaquemines tank farm concerns prompt lawsuit
The people who live in the upscale camp community of Myrtle Grove in Plaquemines Parish know that when a tropical storm starts heading their way, the land under their camps is going to flood.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Percy Quin dam work on track
The Enterprise-Journal reports that Busby told a civic club audience this week that Hurricane Isaac in 2012 caused the lake's dam to break in two places.
Potential solutions for Lake Serene dams on the horizon
When it comes to the Lake Serene system and its dams, the fix appears to be in. Or at least, on the way.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
St. John School Board calls special election for May, 3 taxes put on ballot
Felix Boughton, executive finance director for the St. John the Baptist Parish school district, addresses the School Board during its meeting Thursday, February 20, 2014.
Venerable St. Tammany Parish waterfront bar and music venue rises from Hurricane Isaac devastation
At age 14, Mike Benjamin used to putter down the Tchefuncte River in his boat and gaze with amazement at a ramshackle bar and music venue that was often teeming with party-goers despite its secluded shoreline location.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
DStv highlights - February 19, 2014
Host Jason Silva gets inside your head and shows you what's going on in there, with a series of interactive experiments designed to mess with your mind and reveal the inner workings of your brain.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Federal City oversight committee members call attention to deteriorating buildings at Algiers project
Built in 1904 by the Navy in the Colonial Revival style when it opened its station in Algiers, "Building 8," as its called, was last used as the Naval Support Activity's headquarters, with offices for the base commanding officer and his staff overlooking the Mississippi River.