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Analysis: Ida prompts new look at nursing home storm plans

Sep. 12, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Among the many tragic stories in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida are the deaths of seven Louisiana nursing home residents who were evacuated to a warehouse where health inspectors say conditions quickly became unsafe once the storm struck. The...

Tagliabue memoir a strong look into the NFL's inner workings

Aug. 30, 2021 03:41 AM EDT

Paul Tagliabue left his job as commissioner of the NFL in 2006 and didn't get selected for the Pro Football Hall of Fame until last year. If that seems odd for a man who guided the NFL for 17 years and oversaw labor peace, expansion, new stadiums, huge increases in...

Louisiana to have 1st delta-dominated site in estuary system

Aug. 22, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana is considering which of three areas will become the first site dominated by a river delta in a federally sponsored network to protect, study and teach about estuaries. Nine virtual town hall meetings –- three each about the...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Jul. 28, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

The Advocate. July 25, 2021. Editorial: Veto session was a bust, but still a warning for the future The word “historic” got a workout as state legislators made much of their first formal veto session under the 1974 Louisiana Constitution. ...

ANALYSIS: Edwin Edwards' legacy? It's complicated

Jul. 18, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — That Edwin Edwards' fame might have diminished a bit while he was imprisoned became clear on the day of his third wedding in July 2011 — months after his release and just days shy of his 84th birthday — to a 32-year-old woman. After a private...