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  • Opposition to workers camp fails

    July 20, 2014 5:55 PM

    MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) - Opponents to Pike County joining with a private company to provide housing to oilfield workers fell far short of the needed signatures to force a countywide election on the proposal. The Enterprise-Journal reports one petition with seven signatures opposing a $3 million bond issue was given... more »
  • Kazakh court jails opposition politician

    October 8, 2012 8:57 AM

    MOSCOW (AP) - A court in Kazakhstan has sentenced a vocal opposition leader to 7 ½ years in prison for allegedly seeking to overthrow the government, ending a trial that has undermined the Central Asian nation's claims to being an emerging democracy. Local activists present at the court hearing Monday... more »
  • Opposition arises to Tulane's Uptown stadium

    May 4, 2012 6:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tulane University's plans to construct a new football stadium in New Orleans' Uptown neighborhood have drawn opposition from some residents of the area, and prompted a City Council vote that could lead to a delay in construction. The council voted 4-2 Thursday to consider creating an... more »
  • Hotel Development Plan Draws Opposition

    February 4, 2012 2:50 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - City officials have green-lighted discussions with a New Orleans-based group for possible development of a hotel near the Lake Charles Civic Center. The American Press reports ( the City Council authorized Mayor Randy Roach's administration to open discussions on the hotel, which would be branded... more »
  • Opposition grows to Toledo Bend water deal

    January 9, 2012 10:03 AM

    MANY, La. (AP) - Opposition is growing to the proposed contract to sell water from Toledo Bend Reservoir to a private company in Texas. More than 500 people have submitted comments to the Sabine River Authority of Louisiana. The newspaper reports only a dozen lean toward support should the contract... more »
  • Go Cup Opposition

    September 21, 2010 12:09 AM

    Take a Monday afternoon stroll on McKinley Street in Lafayette and it's apparent what goes on there over the weekend. Beer bottles, broken glass and those popular go cups are a common sight at the edge of the sidewalk and elsewhere. "Bottles, go cups, even wine bottles, pretty much anything... more »
  • BP Plans Off Libya, Shetlands Meet Opposition

    August 2, 2010 9:22 AM

    LONDON (AP) - BP's plans to drill for oil off Britain's Shetland isles and the Libyan coast are facing opposition after the company's disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Environmental campaigners and some European lawmakers on Monday called for for a U.S.-style moratorium on deepwater drilling. Greenpeace says a Gulf-style... more »

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