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The Mississippi River ferry terminal downtown will soon be expanding. The city has received a $10 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to develop the terminal at the end of Canal Street.

The Army Corps of Engineers is proposing a new way to measure the value of wetlands and restore those destroyed by industry.

The proposed Louisiana Wetlands Rapid Assessment Method, or LRAM, is a compensatory wetland mitigation method that will help them evaluate different types of wetlands, like bottomland hardwoods or cypress swamp, and determine how to offset destruction caused by development.

If a company wants to build in the wetlands it has to replace what is destroyed.

Heavy rainfall Sunday and overnight is causing flooding and high tides in coastal Louisiana. There was a small breach in the levee in a Myrtle Grove subdivision, according to Fox 8 television, and the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries evacuated 23 people from a flooded trailer park in Tangipahoa Parish this morning.

The governor’s race remains undecided as Louisiana voters face another call to the polls next month. Here's a look at what the primary election results indicate for the runoff.

There are several key local races on Saturday's ballot. Here's a look at the contest for St. Bernard Parish president.

A nine-day fast is over for 13 protesters pressing the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to decide a challenge to President Obama’s executive order granting millions some relief from the threat of deportation.

The state announced on Wednesday that it will divert water from the Mississippi River to rebuild eroding wetlands in Plaquemines Parish.

The Mid-Barataria and Mid-Breton diversions are the first two projects of this scale.

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Two transportation amendments are on this Saturday’s ballot. Amendments 1 and 2 would allow existing state revenues to be used for new roads and bridges, and to repair existing ones, without creating new taxes.

No one is against better roads, bridges and other infrastructure. How to fund it is the issue. Amendment 1 would allow oil and gas revenue from the state’s "Rainy Day Fund" to be used for transportation projects.

New Orleans is famous for many things. But more than 100 people gathered over the weekend to reflect on another aspect -- its connections to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

There are several key regional races on the statewide ballot in the October 24 election. Here's a look at the race for Jefferson Parish President.