Oct 26, 2020

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Where’s the turn? Hwy 42 neighborhood feels left out of construction project

PRAIRIEVILLE – A resident living along a construction zone is worried her street was forgotten about during the project."It wasn’t until they started putting in the concrete medians did we realize we’re not going to have a left turning lane to access our road eastbound, off of Highway 42," Belinda Cook said.The Highway 42 construction project in Ascension Parish is scheduled to be complete in March 2021. The project, done to help improve congestion and safety, has several j-turns along the corridor to minimize left turns which can lead to serious crashes. There are many areas along the highway to make a left-hand […]Read full article >
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Moon holds more water in more places than ever thought

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The moon’s shadowed, frigid nooks and crannies may hold frozen water in more places and in larger quantities than previously suspected. And for the first time, the presence of water on the moon’s sunlit surface has been confirmed, scientists reported Monday.That’s good news for astronauts at future lunar bases who could tap into these resources for drinking and making rocket fuel.While previous observations have indicated millions of tons of ice in the permanently shadowed craters of the moon’s poles, a pair of studies in the journal Nature Astronomy take the […]Read full article >
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GOP senators power Barrett toward high court confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Overpowering Democratic opposition, Senate Republicans are set to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, approving President Donald Trump’s nominee a week before Election Day and securing likely conservative court dominance for years to come.Trump’s choice to fill the vacancy of the late liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg potentially opens a new era of rulings on abortion, the Affordable Care Act and even a potential dispute over his own election. Democrats have been powerless to stop Trump’s third justice as Republicans race to reshape the judiciaryBarrett is just 48, and her […]Read full article >
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Governor filing lawsuit defending COVID restrictions in wake of petition from state lawmakers

BATON ROUGE – Governor Edwards announced Monday he is filing a lawsuit defending his public health emergency order after Louisiana lawmakers filed a petition seeking to remove the state’s coronavirus regulations. Edwards announced during a news conference that he is filing the suit with the 19th Judicial District Court and clarified the state remains in phase 3 after legislators submitted the petition last week. On Friday, Republicans invoked a never-before-used process outlined in state law that allows a majority of House lawmakers to nullify the governor’s public health emergency declaration and all […]Read full article >