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  • Terrebonne voters approve hotel tax

    November 18, 2013 10:30 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A new 1 percent tax on hotel visits that will help pay for an La. Highway 311 sports complex was approved by Terrebonne voters in Saturday's election. The Courier reports the tax passed by a vote of 67 percent to 33 percent. The hotel tax will... more »
  • New Zealand lawmakers approve gay-marriage bill

    April 17, 2013 9:24 AM

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Hundreds of jubilant gay-rights advocates celebrated at New Zealand's Parliament on Wednesday as the country become the 13th in the world and the first in the Asia-Pacific region to legalize same-sex marriage. Lawmakers voted 77 to 44 in favor of the gay-marriage bill on its... more »
  • Voters approve tax to renovate Rapides Coliseum

    November 7, 2012 7:20 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Voters in Rapides Parish have approved a $23 million proposal to renovate and upgrade the aging Rapides Parish Coliseum on Louisiana Highway 28 West in Alexandria. The proposal passed with more than 52 percent of the vote. The Town Talk reports the Coliseum's $23 million bond... more »
  • Calcasieu officials approve coyote strategy

    November 24, 2010 10:22 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Calcasieu Parish police jurors have agreed to pay for a pilot plan to deal with the growing coyote problem in the area. The Public Works Committee voted 9-3 Tuesday to hire a contract trapper, fund an education program and buy traps. Its members plan to... more »
  • Feds Approve New Gulf Oil Well Off LA

    June 2, 2010 11:42 PM

    Federal regulators approved Wednesday the first new Gulf of Mexico oil well since President Barack Obama lifted a brief ban on drilling in shallow water, even while deepwater projects remain frozen after the massive BP spill. The Minerals Management Service granted a new drilling permit sought by Bandon Oil and... more »

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