inspections http://wwno.org en Official: Restaurant Inspections Will Improve http://wwno.org/post/official-restaurant-inspections-will-improve <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Louisiana's Office of Public Health is going statewide with a plan that officials say cut past-due restaurant and retail food inspections by at least one-third during a nine-parish pilot that began in February.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 18:37:53 +0000 The Associated Press 25530 at http://wwno.org Coast Guard Steps Up Inspections of Towboats http://wwno.org/post/coast-guard-steps-inspections-towboats <p>NEW ORLEANS (AP) &mdash; A new round of inspections of towboats and tugs is starting in July as part of a nationwide push by the Coast Guard to improve the safety of the nation&#39;s rivers and harbors.</p><p>Since a 2008 collision and oil spill near New Orleans involving an improperly licensed towboat captain, the Coast Guard has begun inspecting work boats across the nation.</p> Wed, 09 May 2012 14:20:29 +0000 The Associated Press 10617 at http://wwno.org