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Nation Jan 05WATCH: Louisiana posthumously pardons Homer A. Plessy, namesake for ‘separate but equal’ case
The state Board of Pardons in November recommended the pardon for Plessy, who boarded the rail car as a member of a small civil rights group hoping to overturn a state law segregating trains.
Economy Dec 22$475 million settlement proposed in longest-running U.S. oil spill
Sixteen wells off Louisiana have been leaking since September 2004, when a subsea mudslide caused by Hurricane Ivan knocked over a Taylor Energy Co. production platform.
Economy Nov 16Days after climate talks, companies bid $192 million in 1st Gulf oil sale under Biden
Energy companies have offered a combined $192 million for drilling rights on federal oil and gas reserves in the Gulf of Mexico in the first government lease sale under President Joe Biden.
Nation Sep 03WATCH: New Orleans mayor gives update on Hurricane Ida’s impact
Sheriff's deputies from outside the city warned people returning in Ida's aftermath to come equipped like survivalists because of the lack of basic services.
Nation Sep 03In Ida’s miserable wake, New Orleans to get power next week
Utility officials say power should be restored to almost all of New Orleans by Wednesday. Entergy said on Friday that not every customer will have power back in the city. Customers with damage where power enters their home will need…
Nation Aug 30WATCH: News Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell holds briefing after Hurricane Ida slams region
A fearsome Hurricane Ida has left scores of coastal Louisiana residents trapped by floodwaters and pleading to be rescued, while making a shambles of the electrical grid across a wide swath of the state in the late-summer heat.
Nation Aug 28Live Map: Track the path of Hurricane Ida
Rescuers set out in hundreds of boats and helicopters to reach people trapped by floodwaters and utility crews mobilized Monday after a furious Hurricane Ida swamped the Louisiana coast and made a shambles of the electrical grid.
Nation Aug 27WATCH: New Orleans officials give news briefing on Tropical Storm Ida
Hurricane Ida struck Cuba on Friday as a rapidly intensifying storm that could speed across warm Gulf waters and slam into Louisiana as a Category 3 hurricane on Sunday, the National Hurricane Center warned.
Arts Jan 27With no Mardi Gras parades, New Orleans transforms houses into ‘floats’
All around New Orleans, thousands of houses are being decorated as floats because the coronavirus outbreak canceled the elaborate parades.
Nation Oct 21Lawsuit says Trump administration ignored risk of huge spills to endangered species
Environmental groups asked a federal court Wednesday to throw out the Trump administration's assessment of oil and gas activity’s likely effects on endangered species in the Gulf of Mexico, saying it dismisses the chance of another disastrous blowout like the…