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  • House fiscal conservatives set up PAC for efforts

    July 27, 2012 8:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A group of fiscal conservatives in the Louisiana House has set up a political action committee as part of continuing efforts to revamp the state's budget. More than two dozen House members are involved with the group, calling itself the Budget Reform Campaign. The effort,... more »
  • LSU Board Urged to Cut Some Efforts to Aid Others

    June 10, 2012 7:57 PM

    A member of Louisiana State University's governing board says it may be wise for the system to avoid across-the-board budget cuts. Faced with a 6.8 percent cut to state funds, board member Stephen Perry of New Orleans said it might be better to cut specific programs deeply, instead of just... more »
  • Anti-Gay Harassment Prompting Schools to Rethink Efforts Against Bullying

    October 8, 2010 3:47 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - A spate of teen suicides linked to anti-gay harassment is prompting school officials nationwide to rethink their efforts against bullying - and in the process, risk entanglement in a bitter ideological debate. The conflict: Gay-rights supporters insist that any effective anti-bullying program must include specific... more »
  • Contractor: BP Interfered with Critical Efforts

    October 5, 2010 9:42 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - BP interfered with critical efforts to lower an undersea robot to try to close the device that failed to stop the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill because of concerns over heat buildup from the burning rig, a salvage firm executive said Monday. The company countered... more »
  • Salvage Executive Claims BP Interfered With Critical Efforts to Stop Oil

    October 4, 2010 4:20 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - An executive at a salvage firm says BP interfered with critical efforts to lower an undersea robot to try to close the device that failed to stop the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Doug Martin, president of Smit Salvage Americas, says the oil giant was... more »
  • Continued Concern About Long-Term Oil Cleanup Efforts

    September 21, 2010 3:33 PM

    BAY JIMMY, La. (AP) - Cleanup crews on fishing boats outfitted with giant vacuum devices sucked up pools of oil from the blackened edge of a small Louisiana barrier island Tuesday as the head of the federal oil spill response looked on. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Paul Zukunft toured coastal... more »
  • Friday Or Later Before Efforts In Gulf Can Resume

    August 31, 2010 3:29 PM

    MYRTLE GROVE, La. (AP) - Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says it will be Friday or later before efforts can resume to remove the failed blowout preventer from the deep water well that caused the huge Gulf oil spill. Allen told a news conference Tuesday in Myrtle Grove that... more »
  • Feds to Outline Anti-fraud Efforts After Spill

    August 24, 2010 7:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Justice Department officials are outlining their efforts to curb fraud in the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer of the Justice Department's criminal division are scheduled to brief reporters on the topic Tuesday in Baton... more »
  • Opelousas Housing Effort Begins in Fall

    July 26, 2010 6:55 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - A $1.5 million housing rehabilitation effort will begin in Opelousas this fall. Joe Sandley, a housing specialist with the Shaw Group that will oversee the program, said only owner-occupied houses that were damaged during either hurricanes Gustav or Ike will qualify. For the first round of... more »
  • More Bad News In The Efforts To Clean Up Oil

    July 8, 2010 12:16 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The climate phenomenon known as La Nina appears to be developing, threatening more bad news in the efforts to clean up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. When a La Nina occurs there tend to be more hurricanes than normal in the Atlantic and Caribbean... more »
  • BP has increased its efforts to contain the oil

    June 14, 2010 1:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says BP has increased its efforts to contain the oil gushing from a ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico. Rear Adm. James Watson, who is the federal on-scene coordinator, said in a statement Monday that the government will continue to hold BP... more »
  • Leader of Botched Containment Efforts in Valdez was BP

    May 25, 2010 3:50 PM

    Associated Press Writer Since a busted oil well began spewing crude into the Gulf of Mexico a month ago, the catastrophe has constantly been measured against the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster. The Alaska spill leaked nearly 11 million gallons of crude, killed countless animals and tarnished the owner of the... more »
  • Classes For Volunteers To Help Oil Spill Efforts

    May 12, 2010 3:30 PM

    BP is holding free classes this week at the Berwick Civic Complex for anyone interested in volunteering to help with the Gulf of Mexico's oil spill efforts. Two-hour classes will be held twice daily, Monday through Friday, at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Participants will be given an overview of... more »
  • Deepwater Horizon: Efforts to Stop the Oil Leak Continues

    April 26, 2010 10:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities continue to monitor the size and direction of a Gulf of Mexico oil sheen by air, while using robotic underwater equipment to try to shut off its source at a wrecked deepwater drilling platform. The Coast Guard and the companies that owned an operated the rig... more »

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