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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Sunday, July 14, 2019

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  • Black Democrats bemoan decision to run from Obama

    ATLANTA (AP) — Some black political leaders think Democratic candidates who distanced themselves from President Barack Obama sapped enthusiasm among African-Americans in states where they anchor the party's base. They point to Senate races in North Carolina, where Kay Hagan was denied a second term, and Georgia, where Michelle Nunn failed to capture an open seat, and Louisiana, where Mary Landrieu is in a runoff next month for a fourth term. But it's not clear that a larger turnout among blacks ...

  • Economic study details impact of Port Fourchon

    The Greater Lafourche Port Commission, which manages Port Fourchon, recently received a 2014 update to an economic study initially commissioned in 2008.The updated study was done by Dr. Loren Scott, an economist and former chairman of the economics department at LSU.

    The economic impact of Port Fourchon grew in virtually every number and criteria listed in the study between 2008 and 2014, often by significant percentages.

  • Another 10 miles of I-49 North opens

    SHREVEPORT – Monday Governor Bobby Jindal highlighted the opening of ten miles of I-49 North from U.S. 71 to Arkansas’ state line. This $113 million expansion project establishes a vital transportation connection that will allow goods and services to move faster throughout Louisiana, while supporting an average of 10,000 commuters daily.

  • Affordable housing units near completion in Thibodaux, Raceland

    Two sets of affordable housing units are almost ready to be moved in to, according to officials with Lafourche Parish Government, the Housing Authority of Lafourche Parish and Lafourche Arc. The two-bedroom, single-family units are the result of the successful distribution of $3 million in federal Community Development Block Grant dollars that were received by Lafourche Parish Government in 2011 as part of the Hurricane Gustav/Ike Recovery Program. Five of the units were constructed in Thibodaux...

  • Major floodwall and drainage project receives green light

    Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph signed an agreement on Oct. 29 to begin work on the much-needed Industrial Floodwall and Drainage Project in Larose. The federally funded agreement between the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and Lafourche Parish Government will help place an 8-foot floodwall stretching 2,648-feet on Industrial Park Road where North American Shipyard in Larose currently resides.

  • Open enrollment for health insurance coverage begins November 15

    Louisiana residents will soon have the option to enroll in or make changes to their health insurance coverage for the coming year. Open enrollment for individual health insurance plans runs November 15 through February 15. During this time, those seeking health insurance coverage can sign up through the online Health Insurance marketplace or purchase individual policies sold by agents and insurers.

  • Nicholls student athletes set high NCAA graduation success rate

    Nicholls State University student athletes have the highest graduation rate among all Southland Conference schools in Louisiana, according to statistics released by the National Collegiate Athletic Association this week. The Graduation Success Rate (GSR) report shows that 74 percent of Nicholls student athletes who began college in 2007 earned their degrees within six years. 

  • Three dead in fiery crash in Terrebonne Parish

    SCHRIEVER, La. (AP) — State police are investigating a two vehicle crash that killed three people on La. Highway 24 in Terrebonne Parish.

  • Columbus ships Pinta and Nina to land in Houma

    HOUMA - On Thursday, November 27th, the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ ships, will open in Houma. The ships will be docked at the Downtown Marina on Park Avenue, across from the Terrebonne General Medical Center, until their departure early Monday morning December 8th.

    The ‘Nina’ was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.”

  • Delinquent taxpayers have only days remaining to settle debt

    BATON ROUGE – Individuals and businesses who have fallen behind on their taxes have seven days remaining to take advantage of Louisiana Tax Amnesty 2014. “With only days left to apply, we are reminding noncompliant taxpayers to take advantage of tax amnesty,” Secretary of Revenue Tim Barfield said. “We encourage anyone who has fallen behind on their taxes to look into the amnesty program before the opportunity ends.” The 30-day tax amnesty program, which ends at 11:59 p.m.

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