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HPC approves restoration plans for Spanish Town apartments

The Historic Preservation Commission this morning granted a historic designation for one of the two Dupree Apartment buildings in Spanish Town. Also at its meeting this morning, the commission OK'd a certificate of appropriateness for both of the...

DATE: July 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

La. the nation's fourth-largest casino employer in 2013

Louisiana's 19 commercial casinos employed 15,706 workers last year, paying out an estimated $603 million in wages, benefits and tips. According to

DATE: July 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Money for science

Money for science

In certain circles, LSU's Center for Advanced Microstructures & Devices is best known for what it isn't. Specifically, it's not the anchor of a bustling research park that supports 1,500 direct jobs, as a 1992 report claimed it one day might be.

DATE: July 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Current Issue

Evolution of an idea

Evolution of an idea

Louisiana has a serious problem: an eroding coastline. One Baton Rouge firm, Martin Ecosystems, has developed a unique technology to reverse it: floating islands made of a matrix material derived from recycled plastic drinking bottles. With native...

DATE: July 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Current Issue

Louisiana ruling on confession rankles Catholics

Catholics are decrying a recent Louisiana Supreme Court decision that reaches into the most sanctified of church places, the confessional booth. The Associated Press reports the ruling revives a lawsuit that contends a priest should have reported...

DATE: July 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Top 10 Acting Performances by Musicians

Top 10 Acting Performances by Musicians

The new trailer for Jimi: All is by My Side has arrived, and with it, Andre Benjamin (Outkast's Andre 3000) as guitar god Jimi Hendrix. Benjamin certainly has the legendary musician's dreamy, if lethargic, speaking voice and kicked-back cool...

DATE: July 07, 2014 | CATEGORY: The Movie Filter

Passion fruit

Passion fruit

Certain wines provoke strong feelings, and this month, we're looking at particular varietals and flavor profiles that provoke a powerful response.

DATE: June 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: News (225)

News roundup: Car fuel efficiency drives down projected gas use in US … Goldman says shale gas boom driving fear from futures market … Climate campaign can't be deaf to economic worries, Obama warns

On the way down: More stringent fuel-efficiency rules for car and light trucks will lower gasoline consumption through 2040, but such rules for trucks won't cut demand for diesel fuel, the U.S. Energy Information Agency reports...

DATE: June 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

A higher standard

A higher standard

On June 14, 2012, ExxonMobil's Baton Rouge refinery sprang a benzene leak. At first, the company said only 10 pounds escaped. The final number was closer to 31,000.

DATE: June 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Current Issue

Scalise seen as possible bridge between GOP leadership, tea party rebels

A report by Bloomberg this morning says Louisiana Republican Steve Scalise, who is seeking the No. 3 spot in the U.S. House of Representatives in the wake of Majority Leader Eric Cantor's recent election loss, "has the potential to be a bridge...

DATE: June 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

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