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Landowners To Challenge Constitutionality Of Bayou Bridge Pipeline Construction

The Bayou Bridge Pipeline faces another legal challenge from landowners opposed to construction. Judge Keith Comeaux will hold a pre-trial hearing in St. Marin Parish on Friday, November 16th, at which lawyers for the landowners hope the pipeline could be stopped on constitutional grounds. The case has to do with a 38 acre parcel of land in the Atchafalaya Basin.

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After The Fire, The Town Of Paradise Lies In An Ashy Quiet

Days after the flames swept through Paradise, dense smoke still hangs over this town whose residents are mostly gone. They fled to nearby towns along traffic-choked roads leading away from the small California community that was popular with retirees. Some residents didn't make it out. Authorities say at least 56 people died in the Northern California wildfire known as the Camp Fire, which has burned through at least 215 square miles of land and consumed Paradise. Others are still missing,...

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Holiday Plant Care Basics

Nov 16, 2018
Tobie Blanchard / LSU AgCenter

This time of year, even people who have no interest at all in growing plants find themselves purchasing and displaying living plants as an element of holiday decorating. If you're not accustomed to taking care of indoor plans, this episode of Bayou Garden will be especially helpful.

A former North Dakota lawmaker recently died after eating at a New Orleans restaurant. The alleged culprit: a bacterial infection from a raw oyster. Oysters have long been a trademark of southern cuisine, but they also pose health risks for some. So, just how dangerous is it to eat raw oysters?

LOUISIANA SECRETARY OF STATE'S OFFICE

The November midterm election has come and gone, but Louisiana voters still have one more decision to make. The Secretary of State’s race won’t be decided until December 8th. 

Dan Gill / LSU AgCenter

Vegetables are typically grown in the ground or in containers. But why grow vegetables in containers when you could grow them in the ground? There are some good reasons, including access to tools, back-saving reasons, and the ease of management of a few containers rather than a full in-ground garden. There are reasons of necessity, such as availability of space, too.

Louisiana voters weighed in on Congressional representation, candidates for Secretary of State, and six constitutional amendments.

Dan Gill / LSU AgCenter

What if you made it your mission to incorporate at least one item from your vegetable garden into at least one meal every day? This is easy to achieve with your fall and winter vegetable garden thanks to the vast amount of greens and lettuce that can be grown during these months.

Tom Pope

Many plants seem to save up all summer for the spectacular display of flowers, fruit, and foliage showing up in our gardens right now.

If you want punch up the color level in your garden from late spring through early December, here are some trees, shrubs, and perennials you might consider.

Louisiana is the only state where a person can be sentenced to life in prison - without the possibility of parole - on a 10-2 verdict. And while some say the state’s non-unanimous jury system results in faster justice for victims, others say the rule is a threat to constitutional rights, and has sent innocent people to prison.

Once considered a long shot, the bill to approve a ballot initiative that could overturn Louisiana’s non-unanimous jury rule passed the legislature in May. The proposal needs a simple majority of voters to become law - but proponents of the measure face two challenges: educating voters, and breaching a partisan political divide.

The Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers works to protect rights guaranteed by the state and federal constitutions in criminal cases. When the organization decided to challenge Louisiana’s non-unanimous jury system, they turned to New Orleans Senator J.P. Morrell to sponsor the bill through the legislative process.

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