This week on the Coastal New Roundup: how the state of Louisiana sometimes benefits from coastal erosion. Plus, an update on the fight over sediment diversions in Plaquemines Parish.
If lawmakers can’t reach a tax compromise by June 30, many state agencies would face steep budget cuts. Marketa Walters is the Secretary of the Department of Children and Family Services. In the event the Legislature fails to replace expiring revenue in a third special session, her department would be cut more than 20 percent.
As the world's largest economy, the United States can use its considerable economic muscle to force other countries into making concessions in trade disputes. But as President Trump is finding out, even the biggest guy on the block can face resistance by pushing too hard. As leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized countries meet in Quebec, Trump is facing serious opposition from some of America's closest allies, with some Western leaders warning that they are willing to part company with...
THE READING LIFE
This week on The Reading Life : Start your summer off with some poetry, featuring former state poet laureate Peter Cooley, author of “World Without Finishing," a nd poet Valentine Pierce, author of “Up Decatur.” Audio Extra: Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week: Susan Eaddy signs her baby book, “Poppy’s Best Babies, “Sunday, June 3 at 2 p.m. at Octavia Books. The Graphic Novel Book Club discusses “Paper Girls, v. 4,” by Brian K. Vaughan and “Sandman, v. 1,” by Neil Gaiman,...
FOOD & DINING
It’s one thing to say that a place has culture. It’s another to witness how the people of that place share a culture, how they use it, how it brings them together.