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Louisiana, Gulf Coast wildlife tourism means billions of dollars, thousands of jobs, study says

July 16, 2013

 Mark Schleifstein, | The Times-Picayune   Wildlife tourism in the five states that border the Gulf of Mexico -- including wildlife watching and recreational fishing and hunting -- is responsible for 2.6 million jobs, $19.4 billion in annual spending and…

Gov. Bobby Jindal praises construction of 3 barrier islands, while urging Congress to fund coastal restoration

July 16, 2013

Mark Schleifstein, Gov. Bobby Jindal flew a group of parish and state officials and news reporters by helicopter to the southern edge of Plaquemines Parish on Thursday afternoon to praise state officials for the speedy construction of three barrier island restoration…

New push to derail flood insurance hike

July 11, 2013

Written by: Natasha Robin LaPlace, La. - When Hurricane Isaac flooded St. John Parish last August, people struggled to get out. While escaping the floodwaters was tough, John Vincent says trying to come back home was even worse. "People had…

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