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Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is settling up on how much it will pay to repair streets and sewer lines in New Orleans. Officials say much more than roadways can benefit.

As New Orleans officials consider removing four Civil War-era monuments, two members of the City Council are declaring their objections. They center on the process.

A new study involving a Tulane expert on child psychology shows that quality foster care can help reverse damage done to abused boys. Without the intervention, children can become callous and unemotional.

Thousands of fish were killed by a red tide along Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast during a 2002 bloom. Red tide blooms can wreak havoc on local communities dealing with tourism losses or the cost of cleanup.
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System Regional Association (GCOOS-RA)

The Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System Regional Association has released a new plan that will help protect humans and marine life from certain toxins. It sounds like the title of this holiday season’s biggest horror film at the box office -- The attack of the Harmful Algal Bloom!

A new national report has some suggestions for Louisiana lawmakers struggling to balance the state budget. The Pew Charitable Trusts found that sharing information is key to predicting revenue flow.

Steve Purcell

The docent program for teenagers at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art has been honored by the White House.  It was one of only 12 programs across the country to receive the 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the nation’s highest acknowledgment for those programs.

State Rep. John Bel Edwards beat Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter in Saturday's election, marking a change in the political landscape in the conservative South.

Edwards will be the only Democratic governor in the Deep South, where Republicans dominate politically.

You could almost have predicted the outcome of the race based on the candidates' election night parties. Sen. David Vitter was set up at a hotel near the airport, while John Bel Edwards lodged in the historic Monteleone Hotel in the French Quarter.

The Louisiana gubernatorial runoff will be held this Saturday, Nov. 20, with polls opening at 7 a.m. and closing at 8 p.m.

In addition to the tight race for governor, candidates are vying for Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and scores of local propositions and other races statewide, according to Secretary of State Tom Schedler’s office.

The New Orleans City Council will be hearing amendments today on the next budget. One would beef up the 911 dispatch center.

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The University of New Orleans has released the results of its 2015 Louisiana Gubernatorial Runoff Survey. 

600 likely voters participated in a statewide poll that closed on November 8. These opinions show that currently the public opinion is far from positive. Two thirds of the voters expressed that Louisiana, generally speaking, is headed in the wrong direction.

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