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Mary Landrieu energized; Zurik targets skeet shooting; homeless on Esplanade

The recent poll of 400 randomly sampled Louisiana voters also showed 85 percent of Democrats, 74 percent of Republicans and 70 percent of Independents agreeing that “saving our state’s coast is the most important issue of my lifetime.”

“I was just told I will be head of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee at 1 p.m. today,” Landrieu said on Tuesday.

And the oil-and-gas industry, along with coal advocates, let its excitement be known.

While the Justice Department has appealed the Danziger reversal, it’s clear that [victims’] families  have not received the closure they hoped for. The US court system rightly has many checks and balances, but they are much more accessible to these officers than they have been to defendants caught up in a system that has been shown to be corrupt.

The state Bond Commission voted 7-4 in favor of a funding component vital to turning a former nursing home at 2535 Esplanade Ave. into efficiency apartments for the homeless and working poor. The approval followed years of litigation, the U.S. Justice Department’s intervention and concerted opposition from Esplanade Ridge-Treme Civic Association members.

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Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and the Federal Flood he helped create the Rising Tide conference, which grew into an annual social media event dedicated to the future of New Orleans.