The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it's spending another $59 million this year on an initiative that works with farmers and other landowners to reduce pollution in the Mississippi River basin.

Officials say removing the traps helps improve waterway safety and navigation.

Prescribed burning is a commonly used habitat management tool used to reduce the potential for catastrophic wildfires, control invasive species, and restore and revitalize ecosystems.

St. Tammany News, which publishes The News Banner and the Slidell Sentry News, said Thursday it will print the last editions Feb. 27.

LCG’s traffic and transporation director says the SafeLight/SafeSpeed program continues to show a sharp reduction in collisions.

What began as a four-day voyage in the Gulf of Mexico has turned into a vacation nightmare, not at all what the luxury cruise touts in brochures.

jindal_poll_carousel2The approval rating of Gov. Bobby Jindal has spun 180 degrees over the last two years.

Taxing authorities in Lafayette Parish are invited to attend a Monday meeting called by City-Parish Council Chairman Brandon Shelvin in an effort to review the various property and sales taxes levied.

appleMore schools are seeking to join Louisiana's voucher program next year, a sign that the number of students using public dollars for private schools will grow.

Jazz, zydeco, swamp pop and brass bands are featured in the series of 30-second TV commercials, print ads and online spots unveiled Wednesday.

Tulane said Thursday that Letten will join the law school as an assistant dean for "experiential learning," a newly created position.

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