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  • Obama: Landrieu's biggest hurdle in Louisiana

    November 29, 2014 2:55 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - President Barack Obama may not be on Louisiana's Senate runoff ballot, but it's clear his widespread unpopularity in the state stands as Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's biggest hurdle to a fourth term. Landrieu led an eight-candidate primary, but her 42 percent was only 16,000 votes ahead... more »
  • Hotel proposal clears zoning hurdle

    July 19, 2014 12:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A proposal to build a 138-room hotel in the Central Business District has advanced after the New Orleans Board of Zoning Adjustments approved the project over the objections of neighbors concerned about its impact on parking in the area. New Orleans CityBusiness reports Chicago-based HW Real... more »
  • Morganza hurricane protection system clears hurdle

    July 12, 2013 10:28 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has signed off on a final report updating Terrebonne's planned $13 billion federal levee system. The finalization of the Chief's Report wraps up a six-year detour for the federal Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee system, which was approved by Congress in 2007. The... more »
  • Weather Could be a Hurdle for Crews Working on Well

    August 10, 2010 11:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Crews finishing work meant to forever stop oil from leaking from a blown-out undersea well into the Gulf may have one more hurdle to overcome: the weather. The National Hurricane Center is watching a cluster of thunderstorms in the far eastern Gulf of Mexico that forecasters... more »

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