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  1. Not 'a scare tactic': State transportation woes may worsen with loss of federal dollarsRead the original story w/Photo

    46 min ago | The Advocate

    DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson discusses the governor's task force recommendations to boost state aid for roads and bridges by $700 million per year Monday Feb. 20, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La. Without a major injection of state money, Louisiana could see its first loss of federal dollars for roads and bridges, according to Shawn Wilson, secretary of the state Department of Transportation and Development.

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  2. Louisiana transportation officials looking at fixes to daily traffic...Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- A driver on northbound LA 1, left, works to merge onto the Highway 190 bridge to head into East Baton Rouge Parish, Thursday, May 26, 2016, in Port Allen, La. Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Eastbound traffic on Highway 190 approaches the LA 1 north merge lane to access the bridge and head into East Baton Rouge Parish, Thursday, May 26, 2016, in Port Allen, La.

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  3. Iberville Parish President Mitch Ourso steps up crusade to land new Mississippi River bridgeRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Advocate

    If Iberville Parish President J. Mitchell Ourso has a white whale, it's in the form of a new Mississippi River bridge connecting his divided parish. It's elusive prey the longtime parish president has been stalking for years.

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  4. Ten Stars for Major General J. Gary CooperRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | The Gleaner

    The title says it all: Ten Stars: The African-American Journey of Gary Cooper, Marine General, Diplomat, Businessman and Politician by Kendal Weaver. In Jamaica, those of us fortunate enough to have met this Marine general probably did so during his tenure as Ambassador of the United States of America to Jamaica from 1994 -1997 or as a director of the American Friends of Jamaica.

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  5. Familiar name in Louisiana being pushed hard to head FEMARead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 24 | The Advocate

    Paul Rainwater, who played a key role in helping Louisiana recover from hurricanes under both Democratic and Republican governors, is a candidate to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Now a Baton Rouge-based lobbyist, Rainwater, 55, has held senior positions for then-Gov. Kathleen Blanco and then-Sen. Mary Landrieu - both Democrats - and for then-Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican.

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  6. Legislature shouldn't cut funding needed to restore Louisiana's coast: EditorialRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 24 | NOLA.com

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority lead a tour of a coastal restoration rebuilding effort south of Lafitte, Louisiana on the west side of the Mississippi River on May 15, 2015. Some of the mud dredged from the Mississippi River just weeks ago has found a new home in the Bayou Dupont Marsh and Ridge Creation project.

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  7. Matthew Broderick lands heckuva role in FX's 'Katrina: American Crime Story'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 24 | NOLA.com

    Tony-winning actor Matthew Broderick, right, will portray former FEMA director Michael Brown, right, in the upcoming FX series 'Katrina: American Crime Story,' it has been announced. Matthew Broderick has just landed a heck of a job: playing former FEMA chief Michael Brown in FX's upcoming "Katrina: American Crime Story," according to Variety .

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  8. Matthew Broderick to star in "Katrina: American Crime Story"Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 24 | PanArmenian Network

    PanARMENIAN.Net - "Manchester By the Sea" and "The American Side" actor Matthew Broderick is set to star in the second season of "American Crime Story" . Titled "Katrina", the second installment will focus on the legal issues surrounding Hurricane Katrina, one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States, AceShowbiz said.

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  9. Matthew Broderick Is Joining American Crime Story, Because Ryan Murphy Can Do AnythingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | Cinema Blend News

    It seems Ryan Murphy has the power to do just about anything on television these days. As he should, considering he's the driving force behind a variety of successful shows.

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  10. Matthew Broderick Joins Katrina: American Crime StoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | ComingSoon.net

    Two-time Tony Award winning stage actor Matthew Broderick has been cast in Katrina: American Crime Story , the second installment of the acclaimed limited series from Ryan Murphy , Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. Broderick will portray Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael D. Brown, who was in charge of the federal disaster response to Hurricane Katrina.

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  11. Louisiana has high rates of 'enthusiastic,' 'engaged' workers: surveyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | NOLA.com

    Are you "engaged" in your job? A new survey from Gallup says 36 percent of Louisianians are enthusiastic about their workplaces. Louisiana's workers are among the most engaged and enthusiastic about their jobs in the country, according to a new survey from Gallup.

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  12. Report: Matthew Broderick to play Michael 'Brownie' Brown in American Crime Story: KatrinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | Best of New Orleans

    Actor Matthew Broderick has been cast as hapless FEMA head Michael "Brownie" Brown in American Crime Story: Katrina , according to reports . Broderick joins the previously announced Annette Bening , who will play then-Gov. Kathleen Blanco.

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  13. Matthew Broderick Cast as Katrina's 'Brownie' in Next American Crime StoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | TVLine

    Erstwhile Ferris Bueller Matthew Broderick has closed a deal to star opposite Annette Bening in American Crime Story 's Katrina-themed second season on FX, TVLine has learned. Broderick will portray Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael D. Brown aka "Brownie"), who was in charge of the federal disaster response to Hurricane Katrina.

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  14. Katrina: American Crime Story' Casts Matthew Broderick as...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | SFGate

    "Katrina: American Crime Story" has just cast Matthew Broderick in the role of FEMA director FMichael D. Brown, FX announced Thursday. Brown was in charge of the federal disaster response to Hurricane Katrina, which is the subject of the second installment of the FX anthology series.

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  15. Louisiana Gov. Edwards budget proposal-deep cuts, no taxes?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | BayouBuzz.com

    One day after an emotional Louisiana legislative special session to patch a budget hole of $304 million dollars, Governor John Bel Edwards is focused upon a new crises. After one legislative session after another in which taxes were raised or rainy day money was spent and in which government has been cut deeply, Edwards has rolled out new information about the upcoming budget mess that also needs massive repair.

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  16. TOPS, hospitals left short again in next year'saRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | Daily World

    TOPS, hospitals left short again in next year's budget plan Most state agencies would be cut at least 2 percent under Gov. John Bel Edwards' initial proposal. Check out this story on dailyworld.com: http://tnsne.ws/2mbX8Uu State Rep. Bubba Chaney, R-Rayville, and state Sen. Jay Luneau, D-Alexandria, discuss the budget during Thursday's Joint Legislative Budget Committee hearing in Baton Rouge.

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  17. Well-Ahead, LRA join efforts for healthier dining optionsRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 23 | Jenningsdailynews.net

    Well-Ahead Louisiana and the Louisiana Restaurant Association are joining efforts to help state residents live healthier lifestyles by offering healthier options on restaurant menus. "Louisiana is renowned for its food and culture.

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  18. Traffic Talk: Briarmeadow at Verot School Rd in Lafayette Closing TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that Briarmeadow Drive, at its intersection with LA 339 , in Lafayette Parish, will be closed from 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 23 to 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 26, weather permitting.

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  19. Edwards, Louisiana legislature still on course for budgetary disastersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | BayouBuzz.com

    It seems that Louisiana has a perennial state budget deficit. Legislators just concluded another special session to deal with a $304 million budget deficit for the current fiscal year ending After significantly raising taxes the last two sessions, lawmakers were in no mood to consider inflicting more pain on Louisiana taxpayers.

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  20. LA lawmakers to start deciding where to cut $80M-$90MRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    The budget compromised approved by Louisiana lawmakers eliminates further cuts to higher education but still comes with $80 million to $90 million in cuts, the governor said. "We have a lot of agencies around the state of Louisiana who, with only four months left, are going to have to absorb some very difficult cuts," Gov. John Bel Edwards said after the special legislative session ended only hours before the deadline.

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