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  1. Louisianans Urged to Buy Flood InsuranceRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 7 | PressReleasePoint

    BATON ROUGE, La . - As the spring rainy season approaches, Louisiana homeowners, renters and business owners are urged to purchase a policy through the National Flood Insurance Program .

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  2. Build Safer and Stronger with NFIP's Increased Cost of Compliance CoverageRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 7 | Federal Emergency Management Agency

    BATON ROUGE, La . - If your home or business was substantially damaged in the August flooding, you may qualify for additional assistance, Increased Cost of Compliance , to elevate a structure to meet local floodplain-management regulations.

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  3. North Bossier City subdivision under boil advisoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 6 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Customers of Bossier City's water system in that area have been placed under the advisory as a precaution due to recent damage to the water distribution system near the subdivision in the northern portion of the city. The repairs are scheduled to begin March 7 at 8 a.m. near the intersection of Benton Road and Hackberry Drive.

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  4. Gov. Edwards defends his LGBT-rights order in appealRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 7 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Gov. John Bel Edwards is defending his executive order that aimed to protect the rights of LGBT people in state government, saying in an appeal filed Monday that a judge erred in deciding the governor overstepped his legal authority. Edwards formally challenged Judge Todd Hernandez' ruling in a Baton Rouge-based appeals court, nearly three months after Hernandez ruled the Democratic governor violated Louisiana's constitutional separation of powers by banning discrimination in government and state contracts based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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  5. Louisiana's Edwards-Vitter governor's race is worth rememberingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 7 | NOLA.com

    John Bel Edwards, left, and David Vitter went toe-to-toe in the 2015 Louisiana governor's race. Political reporters Tyler Bridges and Jeremy Alford, have produced a well-researched, well-written contemporary account of the election that is worthy of the state's traditions and obsessions: "Long Shot: A Senator, a Serious Sin, An Epic Louisiana Election."

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  6. Breaking down barriers for black Terrebonne Parish voters: OpinionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 7 | NOLA.com

    My father, Ernest "Dutch" Morial, was a trailblazer from day one. As examples, in 1954, he was the first black person to receive a law degree from Louisiana State University; in 1965, he became the first black federal prosecutor in Louisiana; in 1967, he was the first black person to serve in the state House of Representatives since Reconstruction; in 1972, he was the first black judge elected to the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal; and in 1997, he was elected the first black mayor of New Orleans.

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  7. FEMA Assistance for Flooded Infrastructure Tops $304 MillionRead the original story

    Monday Mar 6 | Federal Emergency Management Agency

    BATON ROUGE, La . - The August floods that upended the lives of tens of thousands of families across 26 declared parishes also washed away the landmarks of their communities.

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  8. Louisiana governor defends his LGBT-rights order in appealRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 6 | SFGate

    Gov. John Bel Edwards is defending his executive order that aimed to protect the rights of LGBT people in state government, saying in an appeal filed Monday that a judge erred in deciding the governor overstepped his legal authority. Edwards formally challenged Judge Todd Hernandez ' ruling in a Baton Rouge-based appeals court, nearly three months after Hernandez ruled the Democratic governor violated Louisiana's constitutional separation of powers by banning discrimination in government and state contracts based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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  9. Letters: Improve insurance for cancer survivorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 6 | The Advocate

    I am a cancer survivor blessed with employer-provided insurance who has benefited from the Affordable Care Act's consumer protections. I had surgery chemotherapy and radiation in one calendar year and the total billed to my insurance company was over $398,000.

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  10. Louisiana and local government flood tab tops $300 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 6 | The Advocate

    The federal government has now spent more than $300 million fixing health centers, schools and other public facilities damaged in last summer's flood. Monday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that the Public Assistance program has obligated $304.3 million in reimbursements to the state and local governments in 26 parishes impacted by floodwaters.

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  11. Things that could mess up your commute this week: Harvey, Kenner drivers bewareRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 6 | NOLA.com

    Local and state authorities are advising Jefferson Parish residents to expect several closures this week. Workers pictured above move traffic cones just before opening a new ramp over Veterans Boulevard to Causeway Boulevard north Tuesday, December 2010 in Metairie.

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  12. Driving from Baton Rouge to New Orleans this weekend? Expect a detour on I-10Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 6 | NOLA.com

    Anyone driving from Baton Rouge to New Orleans this weekend should expect detours: Interstate 10 eastbound will close Friday where it intersects with U.S. Highway 61 in Ascension Parish near Sorrento, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said. The closures take place at 9 a.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, March 13, as crews remove and replace a damaged section of the bridge for the westbound onramp from Highway 61 to I-10.

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  13. Severe Weather Awareness Week in LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 6 | KNOE-TV Monroe

    The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness , the National Weather Service and other local partners encourage the public to Get A Game Plan to protect themselves, their families, their pets, their homes and their businesses in the event of severe weather. "Severe weather can impact the state at any point during the year.

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  14. Expect big delays if you're heading toward NO this weekend on I-10; lane closures announcedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 6 | The Advocate

    You'll want to give yourself plenty of extra time this weekend if you're driving from Baton Rouge to New Orleans -- or anywhere east on Interstate 10. The Louisiana Department of Transportation will close both eastbound lanes of I-10 in Ascension Parish at the US 61 exit starting Friday at 9 p.m. and ending Monday at 5 a.m., DOTD said.

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  15. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 5 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    The National Flood Insurance program expires in September and U.S. House of Representatives Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Metairie wants to make sure it's not only reauthorized by Congress but that flood insurance remains affordable. Scalise met with local leaders and a visiting Wisconsin congressman Monday to discuss the reauthorization of the program, which impacts thousands of homeowners and business in southeast Louisiana.

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  16. Gov. John Bel Edwards drawing attention from national GOP group that hopes to help unseat him in 2019Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 5 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks at the Louisiana Municipal Association's mid-winter conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. Gov. John Bel Edwards listens to a series of questions from Rep. Lance Harris, R-Alexandria, during the Governor's appearance before the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget and presentation of his plan address the $304 million budget deficit for the current year, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 at the State Capitol.

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  17. Cable barriers to be installed along LA 3132Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 3 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    After a highly emotional push by a group of local mothers, Louisiana's Department of Transportation announced on Friday, the construction of life-saving cable barriers along Louisiana Highway 3132. A special groundbreaking will be held on Tuesday, March 7th by LADOTD on LA3132 at Flournoy Lucas Road.

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  18. Our Views: Steady effort for roads, transitRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 27 | 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. While much is in flux in the new administration in Washington, perhaps no more murky subject is candidate Donald J. Trump's plan to rebuild America's roads, bridges and other vital infrastructure.

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

    Sunday Feb 26 | 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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  20. Louisiana transportation officials looking at fixes to daily traffic...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 26 | 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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