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  1. $50 billion coastal master plan update moves to House floorRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 22 | NOLA.com

    The House Committee on Transportation, Highways and Public Works moved without dissent on Monday to report the 2017 update of the coastal Master Plan to the House floor. It also unanimously recommended moving an accompanying fiscal year 2018 annual plan, which acts as the master plan budget, to the House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment for review.

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  2. Read Mayor Mitch Landrieu's speech on removing New Orleans' Confederate monumentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 22 | NOLA.com

    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu gave a historic speech at Gallier Hall on Friday, May 19, 2017 as the final of four Confederate monuments was taken down at Lee Circle just blocks away. So ended a process Landrieu began in 2015, when at his request the City Council declared the monuments public nuisances.

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  3. Easing up on ex-criminals is aim of two bills pending in Louisiana LegislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 19 | NOLA.com

    Louisiana state Rep. Tanner Magee, R-Houma, is sponsoring legislation that would allow ex-inmates to pay lower fines and fees when they are released from prison. . The Louisiana Legislature is looking to reduce the financial burden on people leaving prison , in an effort to keep them from returning to crime and incarceration.

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  4. Louisiana's $50 billion coastal master plan, $644 million annual plan OK'd by SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 17 | NOLA.com

    The latest version of Louisiana's $50 billion, 50-year coastal master plan , as well as the $644 million annual plan to fund its restoration and protection work next year, were approved Thursday by the Louisiana Senate. Sen. Dan "Blade" Morrish, R-Jennings, said the master plan will reduce risk for coastal communities, and that its restoration and hurricane protection projects will save more than enough money in avoided damages pay for its cost.

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  5. As one legislator tears up, Senate committee OKs Louisiana coastal master planRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 11 | NOLA.com

    This chart shows how the state plans to spend $50 billion on coastal restoration and hurricane protection projects over 50 years. With one legislator tearing up, a Louisiana Senate committee on Thursday approved the state's $50 billion, 50-year master plan for coastal restoration and hurricane protection .

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  6. Louisiana inmates freed from paying child support under legislative billRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 9 | NOLA.com

    Louisiana prisoners may not have to pay child support while they are incarcerated until legislation proposed in the 2017 lawmaking session. . The aim is encourage ex-inmates to find jobs upon release, although even the sponsor, Rep. Joe Marino III of Gretna, admitted: "It's not an easy bill" to support.

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  7. UL-Lafayette RB Elijah McGuire drafted by New York JetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 29 | NOLA.com

    Elijah McGuire was a high school quarterback and a four-year starter at running by for ULL. Louisiana-Lafayette running back Elijah McGuire was picked by the New York Jets in the sixth round at the NFL Draft Saturday.

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  8. Anglers fighting bill that would make it easier to use public dollars on private marshlandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2017 | NOLA.com

    Some Louisiana anglers are fighting a bill working its way through the Legislature that would make it easier to use public dollars on private coastal lands. rights."

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  9. Loss of Louisiana coastal land is an ongoing emergency: EditorialRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2017 | NOLA.com

    Gov. John Bel Edwards is trying to make Louisiana's vanishing coast a national priority. He officially declared the erosion of the state's coastline an emergency Thursday and plans to send Proclamation Number 43 JBE 2017 to President Donald Trump and Congress.

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  10. Widening Louisiana sales tax appears to be most viable budget option in statehouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2017 | NOLA.com

    Gov. John Bel Edwards key tax proposal doesn't seem to be going anywhere in the Louisiana Legislature. by the Louisiana House committee that oversees tax policy.

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  11. New projects along central, western coast added to master planRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2017 | NOLA.com

    The green line indicates where researchers would study the potential to build marsh creation projects, possibly using sediment dredged from the Mississippi or Atchafalaya rivers and moved by pipeline to create new wetlands. The revised 2017 coastal master plan includes $90.6 million for the study.

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  12. Pedestrian killed by drunk driver in Houma area, State Police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2017 | NOLA.com

    A 43-year-old pedestrian was killed Monday night in Houma after authorities say a drunk driver hit the man on the side of a road. The driver has been charged with vehicular homicide and improper lane usage.

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  13. Cash crunch has Louisiana parks seeking money-raising ideasRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2017 | NOLA.com

    Louisiana's state parks and historic sites don't draw enough visitors or deep-pocketed donors to stay afloat without state subsidies, and the funds available to operate them are getting tighter. The state's continuing cash crunch has Lt.

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  14. Raise $500,000 cap on Louisiana medical malpractice damages? Not so fast, legislators sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2017 | NOLA.com

    A pair of bills to increase the $500,000 cap on economic damages in Louisiana medical malpractice cases prompted the House Civil Law and Procedure Committee on Thursday to seek an "all-encompassing look" at the state's laws governing malpractice. That puts both measures on hold for the Legislature's 2017 regular session .

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  15. St. Tammany levee board could impose 5-mill tax without voter OK under pending billRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2017 | NOLA.com

    Members of the St. Tammany Parish Levee, Drainage and Conservation District board of commissioners meet for the first time Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. (Robert Rhoden, NOLA.com The new St. Tammany Parish Levee, Drainage and Conservation District, and other Louisiana levee districts created after 2006, would be allowed to charge a property tax of as much as 5 mills without seeking voter approval, under a bill pending in the Legislature.

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  16. Saving Louisiana's coast, one nutria tail at a timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2017 | NOLA.com

    Herdis Neil plopped an old blue cooler with broken handles into a trailer parked at the Houma - Terrebonne Civic Center. Inside the cooler was a tangle of nutria tails.

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  17. To save Louisiana's coast, a lot of science and engineering - and a bit of KhmerRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2017 | NOLA.com

    In an attempt to save Louisiana's coast from land loss and pounding hurricanes, state officials have drafted a 50-year, $50 billion master plan of action , based on the latest science and cutting-edge engineering. But away from the computer and outside the laboratory, they must also navigate the diverse cultures -- and languages -- in the communities along the Gulf of Mexico .

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  18. 12-year-old LaPlace boy arrested, booked with rapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2017 | NOLA.com

    A 12-year-old LaPlace boy has been arrested and booked with rape, according to the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office. A 12-year-old LaPlace boy has been arrested and booked with rape, according to the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office.

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  19. 50-year coastal land loss to cost $11.2 billion: LSU studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2017 | NOLA.com

    Without the state's proposed $50 billion coastal protection and restoration Master Plan , the continued loss of wetlands and land along Louisiana's coast could result in $3.6 billion in direct financial losses to homes, businesses and infrastructure over the next 50 years, according to study released Wednesday by the Louisiana State University Economics & Policy Research Group. The study said continued loss of coastal land also would cost the state and national economy another $7.6 billion in lost wages, consumer spending and supply chain disruptions.

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  20. ULL's Elijah McGuire an ideal NFL 3rd-down backRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2017 | NOLA.com

    The 2017 NFL Draft running back class is deep and Louisiana-Lafayette's Elijah McGuire knows at which end of that pool he sits. Leonard Fournette , Dalvin Cook and Christian McCaffrey headline the class as likely first-round picks.

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