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  • Groups hope to restore Raccoon Island

    March 18, 2013 9:18 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A coalition of volunteers from around the country spent the week in Terrebonne Parish working to restore Raccoon Island with a new tool for rebuilding land. The Courier reports the New York-based Restore the Earth Foundation partnered with San Francisco-based For the Bayou. Volunteers from AmeriCorps... more »
  • LCG $5 Million Deficit Could Leave Arts Groups High and Dry

    March 28, 2012 7:26 PM

    A $5 million deficit has Lafayette City-Parish council members debating on how to fill the gap, by either making cuts for next year's budget, or increasing revenues. Talks of cuts could mean the deficit might hurt arts and public service organizations in Lafayette. "With our current budget we are... more »
  • Documents show NYPD infiltrated liberal groups

    March 23, 2012 6:43 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Undercover NYPD officers attended meetings of liberal political organizations and kept intelligence files on activists who planned protests around the country, according to interviews and documents that show how police have used counterterrorism tactics to monitor even lawful activities. The infiltration echoes the tactics the NYPD... more »
  • Groups Recommend Top 3 Superintendent Finalists

    November 10, 2011 11:06 PM

    Lafayette Parish School Board is almost to the point of narrowing the superintendent search down to three finalists, after a lengthy meeting Thursday night. Thursday's special meeting was called to vote on how they would vote on the three finalists. But as soon as discussion got underway, a divide... more »
  • Safety Grants Available to Groups

    April 18, 2011 7:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission is accepting grant proposals through May 8 for projects designed to reduce the number and severity of traffic crashes leading to injury and death on Louisiana roadways. The grants are being offered to local, parish and state agencies, nonprofit organizations,... more »
  • Groups fight Louisiana Gov. Jindal's Medicaid plan

    October 19, 2010 7:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Hospitals, emergency responders, physicians and other medical providers have stepped up their opposition to the Jindal administration's planned restructuring of the state's Medicaid program. Louisiana Ambulance Alliance, Louisiana Hospital Association, Louisiana State Medical Society and other groups Monday announced the organization of the Coalition to... more »
  • Churches Using Background Checks to Protect Children

    October 6, 2010 3:06 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - More churches and religious groups are doing regular background checks with hopes of preventing abuse of children. Children's advocates say not all background checks are equal, and warn religious groups they must be especially vigilant because their trusting communities are often targets for abusers. Insurance... more »
  • 4 groups apply for last Louisiana casino

    September 23, 2010 9:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana gambling regulators received four applications Thursday for the state's 15th and final riverboat casino license, with three companies wanting to locate in the Texas-oriented market of Lake Charles and the fourth proposing a boat near New Orleans. The applicants include major operator Penn National Gaming... more »
  • Environmental Groups Question Oyster Safety

    September 2, 2010 6:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Sampling by environmental groups has found oysters contaminated with oil along the Louisiana coast befouled by the BP PLC oil spill, a finding that casts doubt on statements by state and federal officials that all seafood tested here is safe to eat. Batches of oysters were... more »
  • Baton Rouge Museum Benefitting from NASA Groups

    May 14, 2010 10:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Art & Science Museum will be among befeficiaries of a $904,159 grant from NASA to produce new planetarium programs and a portable planetarium. The grant will be spent through a partnership with the Houston Museum of Natural Science and Rice University and several... more »
  • Green Groups Hope Gulf Spill Galvanizes Movement

    May 12, 2010 10:19 AM

    VENICE, La. (AP) - Environmentalists hope the Gulf oil spill will invigorate the movement and finally persuade Americans to change their energy-dependent lifestyles. The ruptured well has poured more than 4 million of gallons of crude into the sea and counting. But activists worry that the full effect of the... more »

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