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Mardi Gras Beads Create a Plastic Disaster. Are There Alternatives?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It’s a beloved century-old Carnival season tradition in New Orleans — masked riders on lavish floats fling strings of colorful...

Judge: Louisiana Legislative Districts Dilute Black Voting Strength

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New state House and Senate boundary lines drawn up by the Louisiana Legislature in 2022 dilute Black voting strength in...

Lawsuit Seeks to Block Louisiana’s New Congressional Map

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Legislature's redrawn congressional map giving the state a second mostly Black district is being challenged by 12 self-described...

New Orleans Court Takes New Look at 2018 Tweet from Elon Musk

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A group of federal appeals court judges in New Orleans is deciding whether a 2018 Twitter post by Tesla CEO...

Search Is on for Pipeline Leak in Gulf of Mexico

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As much as 1.1 million gallons of oil may have been discharged into the Gulf of Mexico from a pipeline...

5th Circuit: Tesla Didn’t Squelch United Auto Workers Message

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Automaker Tesla did not infringe on its workers’ rights to unionize when it ordered employees at a California assembly plant...
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Appeals Court Frees Attorney from Having to Join Bar Association

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana lawyer who objected to the state bar association’s public statements on several issues including health tips and LGBTQ...

Court: Despite Whale Debate, Lease of Gulf Waters Must Continue

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An auction of federal Gulf of Mexico leases for oil and gas drilling must be held in 37 days, a...

Leases in Gulf of Mexico Off Again Pending Hearings on Whale Protections

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An upcoming sale of federal Gulf of Mexico oil and gas leases was officially postponed Thursday amid legal fights over...

4 Tracts in Gulf Designated for Wind Power Development

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — On Oct. 27, the Biden administration designated four tracts of federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico off the Texas...

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