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20 Dec
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EPA doesn’t have to set water limits for 2 fertilizers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has given the Environmental Protection Agency more time to work with states on limiting runoff of chemicals blamed for oxygen-depleted “dead zones” in the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere. Scientists say nitrogen and ...

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20 Dec
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Amazon to start charging sales taxes on Louisiana shoppers

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Tax-free shopping on Amazon for Louisiana residents is ending. The online retail giant will start charging sales taxes on all purchases shipped to destinations in Louisiana starting Jan. 1. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/2hRwnlH ) that ...

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20 Dec
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CNN to again host New Year’s countdown in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — CNN will again celebrate New Year’s Eve in New Orleans. The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/2ib6bPs) Don Lemon and Brooke Baldwin will host a Central Time Zone countdown to the new year in the Crescent City. Baldwin and ...

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20 Dec
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Police: Boy wounded by gunfire in Algiers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities say they’re investigating after a boy was wounded by gunfire in Algiers. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/2ib1S6u ) that the boy suffered a gunshot wound to his arm in the Monday night shooting on Garden Oaks ...

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20 Dec
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Mayor: $13.3M settlements end hard part of New Orleans’ past

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans’ mayor said a dark chapter in the city’s history has closed with settlements totaling $13.3 million for relatives of four men killed by police around the time of Hurricane Katrina. “We are here to ...

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19 Dec
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Audit: Extensive problems in labor agency’s computer system

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Problems with the Louisiana labor department’s new computer system caused incorrect unemployment payments, stalled fraud investigations and widespread disruptions throughout the program for jobless residents, according to an audit released Monday. The report from Legislative ...

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19 Dec
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Mayor: Settlements in lawsuits over Katrina police shootings

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The city of New Orleans will announce details of settlements resolving civil rights lawsuits over deadly police shootings after Hurricane Katrina, the mayor’s office announced Monday. Mayor Mitch Landrieu is scheduled to discuss the settlements at ...

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19 Dec
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Feds: College financial aid officer stole $22K from students

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 43-year-old Alexandria woman has been sentenced to a year in prison for stealing more than $22,000 from students at a private college. U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley says Makquel Gailes also must pay ...

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19 Dec
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Louisiana electoral voters cast ballots in Senate chamber

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s eight electoral voters are expected to stick with Donald Trump, who won the state overwhelmingly, as they cast their ballots for president. The formal vote is scheduled for Monday in the state Senate chamber. ...

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16 Dec
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November Louisiana jobless rate dips as labor force shrinks

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s unemployment rate dipped to 6.2 percent in November as more people left the labor force. The jobless rate fell from 6.3 percent in October, but remained above the 5.9 percent level from November 2015. Fewer ...

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16 Dec
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Suspect shot, officer injured in Louisiana police chase

GRETNA, La. (AP) — A teenage suspect driving a stolen car was shot by police during a chase near New Orleans as he traded gunfire with patrol cars and struck one officer with his vehicle while plowing through a barricade, ...

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15 Dec
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Times archives still in question… Probable jeopardy.

Sadly, this week saw something totally expected, but alarming.  The Times headquarters now dons U-Haul logo signage on its facade, as well as a new LED “Open” sign inviting customers of U-Haul into the building for trade.  As of now, ...

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15 Dec
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Health contracts approved with LGBT-rights language stripped

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A stalemate over contracts to provide health insurance next year for 10,000 state employees, retirees and family members has ended. House lawmakers had stalled the contracts because they objected to having language from Gov. John ...

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15 Dec
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Lafayette, La, and Baltimore win EPA air monitoring award

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Cities in Louisiana and Maryland have won a national Environmental Protection Administration contest for plans to have residents set out hundreds of air pollution sensors, with results made public. Lafayette, Louisiana, and Baltimore each get $40,000 ...

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15 Dec
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$313M deficit from last year closed; Colleges take $12M cut

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawmakers and Gov. John Bel Edwards have reached a compromise to close a $313 million deficit. The plan, approved by the joint House and Senate budget committee Thursday, lessens a proposed cut to public colleges ...

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