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First anniversary of 2013 Mother’s Day shootings; feds fail to inspect high-risk oil and gas wells

The Lens has covered this issue extensively, reporting that a child-killer’s execution has been delayed again and revealing that the state didn’t turn over key public records about its lethal-injection drugs.

Wall Street Cheat Sheet, an online news service with 11 million monthly readers, notes that despite the ratcheted-up rhetoric between red and blue states, it is the red states (Republican) that are more likely to receive help from the federal government—a fact that helps them keep local tax bills lower and unimaginative politicians like Jindal in power.

The government has failed to inspect thousands of oil and gas wells it considers potentially high risks for water contamination and other environmental damage, congressional investigators say.

After years of litigation and negotiation, it appears that the battle over traffic on Newcomb Boulevard has been put to rest.

The final chapter came Thursday with the withdrawal of an ordinance that would have designated the street one-way.

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About Mark Moseley

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.