Treaty could boost oil industry | Houma Today – “The treaty, called the Transboundary Hydrocarbons Agreement, would allow drilling leases in international waters spanning the U.S.-Mexico border across the Gulf, which has been held under an international drilling ban since the 1970s.”
Many homeowners who got slammed by Superstorm Sandy are finding their flood insurance checks are nowhere near large enough to cover their repairs, and consumer advocates put some of the blame on errors by the multitude of adjusters who were hired in a hurry after the disaster.
Letten’s legacy | The Advocate – The prosecution rate in former U.S. Attorney Jim Letten’s office would have dipped below the national average between 2008 to 2012, if not for its “zealous prosecution of law-breaking hunters of… migratory waterfowl.”
Local bail bondsmen went before the New Orleans City Council on Friday to blast the city’s 18-month-old “pre-trial services” program, in what has become an annual scrap over an initiative to rid the Orleans Parish jail system of non-violent offenders who some say don’t need to stay locked up while awaiting trial.
Few on the council seemed persuaded that the program, which is run by the New York-based Vera Institute of Justice, poses a threat to taxpayers or public safety.
“If the football team is in shambles, we can only imagine the state of classrooms, the infrastructure on campus, and the treatment of university workers on the Grambling campus. What is happening with the football team is a window into, not only the broader struggles at Grambling State University and in Louisiana, but nationwide.”
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...
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