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  1. Opinion: Speak up to protect Prince William SoundRead the original story

    1 hr ago | National Fisherman

    One of the privileges of living in Southcentral Alaska is the proximity to Prince William Sound. At the heart of the Chugach National Forest, the Sound is a vast landscape of remote islands, ancient rainforest, wild salmon and towering glaciers and mountains.


  2. New environmental quality leader faces big challenges, looks at fee hikes to restore staffing levelsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Advocate

    A shrinking staff, stagnant fees on industry and lagging public trust for an agency tasked with safeguarding the state's environment are some of the challenges facing new Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Chuck Carr Brown. Brown, however, isn't coming in without a history of tackling challenges.


  3. Thumbs Up/Thumbs DownRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Best of New Orleans

    The Krewe of Hermes recently awarded public safety grants to the New Orleans Police Department, the New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation and the New Orleans EMS Foundation. The grants, raised through Hermes' Beyond the Parade organization, will help fund 50 security cameras, a dog for NOPD's K-9 unit, and "active shooter kits" for medics.


  4. Opinion: Red snapper limits help La. economyRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | National Fisherman

    Louisiana catches about 1 billion pounds of seafood every year for commercial sale, and with the demand for local seafood at an all-time high, we rely on our nation's fishery management process to ensure sustainable fisheries. Louisiana restaurants rely on locally sourced, sustainably managed seafood.


  5. Climate change poses challenge for the AtlanticRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | National Fisherman

    Warming and acidifying ocean waters will negatively affect many fish and shellfish stocks in the Northeast in the coming years, a new study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has found. Released this week by the online journal PLOS-one, the NOAA report sheds light on how climate change is affecting marine species in the region and provides a basis for future research and management.


  6. I-49 connector public input ends MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Providence Engineering out of Baton Rouge will conclude its stage 1 analysis. Anyone who missed any of the 6 public input meetings held January 19-21 can submit comments by mailing the official comment form , which must be postmarked by Monday February 8. They can also email the comments by the end of the day to [email protected]


  7. CalendarRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | National Fisherman

    The Maine Department of Marine Resources announced an emergency regulation that will support the continued rebuilding effort in Maine's scallop fishery. The rule, effective January 23, 2016, will close the Muscle Ridge Area near South Thomaston and the Western Penobscot Bay Area.


  8. UN committee urges US government to pay reparations for slaveryRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | San Francisco Bay View

    A United Nations panel of human rights activists has urged the United States' government to pay reparations to the descendants of Africans who were brought to the U.S. as slaves. The committee blamed slavery for the plight of African-Americans today.


  9. Marco Rubio campaign announces Louisiana teamRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | The Advocate

    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida has seen a big rise in his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination recently, and now he has unveiled a Louisiana campaign team that includes several state legislators and other influential people in state politics. Here's who has officially signed onto his team, as revealed exclusively to The Advocate ahead of a formal announcement this week: "Marco Rubio has demonstrated throughout this campaign that he will implement policies that will not just save the American Dream, but expand it," White said in a statement.


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    23 hrs ago | The Advocate

    Louisiana's Office of Motor Vehicles has raked in $22.5 million of the projected $444 million owed to the agency by residents with lapsed auto insurance, but a new batch of drivers are irate over fines that have now become the target of the state's aggressive debt collection department.


  11. Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles collects $2.2 million on old auto insurance fines after mail blastRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2015 | The Advocate

    Advocate file photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Customers wait for service in 2014 at the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles in Baton Rouge. The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles has collected about $2.2 million in penalties since it sent out 1.2 million letters Oct. 13 seeking $444 million in fines on lapsed auto insurance, a top state official said.


  12. Recreational fishers deserve a longer red-snapper season: Congressman Garret GravesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NOLA.com

    How would you feel if the federal government took all of the gold in Fort Knox and gave it to a few dozen unelected, unaccountable people to decide how to manage it behind closed doors? How would you feel if that same small group unsurprisingly decided to split the country's gold among themselves - each becoming multi-millionaires? If our government gave away the public's property for free and allowed millionaires to be born overnight by diverting that public's property to themselves, I'd be pretty upset - and I am. As Ben Raines' recent article in The Times-Picayune illuminated, the federal government has handpicked dozens of multi-millionaire "sea lords" by allowing them to control the red snapper fishery in the Gulf of Mexico.


  13. Tony Chachere Brings Louisiana Cooking To Narconon LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | 24-7 Press Release

    In Louisiana, Tony Chachere's Creole spice is a staple and you can find it in the cabinet of any true Louisianian. Recently, Anthony Lil' Tony Chachere and his crew spiced up the day of students at New Life Retreat.


  14. Work to realign curve starts Monday in NatchitochesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    The project involves 0.72 of a mile of roadway at Louisiana Highway 120 at Louisiana Highway 1221. That's about 8.5 miles west-northwest of Robeline.


  15. Voices: Congressional action can save mothers',aRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Daily World

    The holidays were a time for reflection. For me, I had the chance to opportunity to meet a doctor from Uganda who visited Louisiana last year.


  16. Boil advisory issued for Bayou Des Cannes Water System customersRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | KATC-TV Lafayette

    A boil water advisory has been issued to Bayou Des Cannes Water System customers from the Old Basile Hwy and northward in Evangeline Parish. Officials say there is a 10 inch line breakage that is in the process of being fixed near George Soileau Road.


  17. Education series: school choiceRead the original story

    Friday | New Falcon Herald

    According to Colorado Revised Statute 22-36-101, commonly known as the Public Schools of Choice Act of 1990 or open enrollment, students can choose to attend a school outside of their neighborhood school boundaries, in either their own school district or another Colorado public school district. As of 2013, Alabama and Maryland are the only states without some sort of open enrollment policy, whether voluntary or mandatory, intradistrict or interdistrict, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.


  18. Louisiana Town Deals With 'Vomit' Tap WaterRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 4 | Water Online

    "Pictures posted online of chalky, dirt-brown water in bathtubs, washing machines, and sinks present a sickening image of what they mean," ATTN reported . Local resident Garrett Boyte described the problem like this, per The News-Star : "Normally, it's a light yellow.


  19. Texas oil company to pay $12 million for clean air act violationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2011 | Examiner.com

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that Houston based Pelican Refining Company must pay a $12 million penalty for air pollution violations at its Lake Charles refinery in Louisiana. The sentence is the largest ever criminal fine in Louisiana for violations of the Clean Air Act .


  20. Edwards talks about state's water issuesRead the original story

    Friday | KNOE-TV Monroe

    From brown water to a brain eating amoeba - turning on the tap in North Louisiana can be downright scary. The Department of Health and Hospitals says your water is safe, but that doesn't mean it's clean.