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  • Lawmakers to consider raising La. minimum wage

    February 26, 2014 5:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Groups that advocate for low-income families are asking Louisiana lawmakers to boost the state's minimum wage, saying too many workers are struggling with poverty in the state. Several Democratic lawmakers have filed proposals that would set Louisiana's minimum wage anywhere from $8.25 per hour to... more »
  • New Orleans to study raising downtown interstate

    October 20, 2010 9:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans got $2 million in federal money Wednesday to look at tearing down an elevated section of Interstate 10 that runs past the French Quarter that's been blamed for ruining one of the city's most important black neighborhoods when it was built in the 1960s.... more »
  • Cyclist Raising Money for Spill Killed in Crash

    October 8, 2010 8:55 AM

    GULF BREEZE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man on a cross-country bicycle ride to raise awareness and money for victims of this year's massive Gulf oil spill was struck and killed by a passing vehicle just days before finishing the journey. Roger Grooters began his ride across America Sept. 10... more »
  • Waves hamper raising key equipment in oil spill

    August 31, 2010 9:20 PM

    MYRTLE GROVE, La. (AP) - Work to remove the 300-ton piece of equipment that failed to stop the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could be delayed into the weekend or longer because of rough seas, the federal government's point man on the spill response said Tuesday. Engineers... more »

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