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Environmental racism persists, and the EPA is one reason why

Monday, 03 August 2015 04:07 Written by
Strong odors, swarms of bugs In Baton Rouge, residents of the University Place subdivision have not given up on the EPA’s civil-rights office — yet. Viewing theirs as a classic struggle against environmental discrimination, they have pressed the agency for help — again and again — in recent years. “I wanted EPA to do its job,’” said Gregory Mitchell, the lead community activist, explaining why he and as many as 312 other residents have signed…
Educator, state official, state Sen's brother, dead at 78
Monday, 03 August 2015 03:31 Written by
POVERTY POINT, La. (AP) — Clyde Thompson of Delhi (DEL-hi), an educator and a state and local government official, is dead at the age of 78. Cox Funeral Home says a memorial service is scheduled Monday afternoon at the Delhi Methodist Church. Thompson's brother, state Sen. Francis Thompson, tells The News-Star (http://tnsne.ws/1Sx3iZf ) that his brother's wife, Cheryl Thompson, found him dead in a lawn chair Friday
Miethe rapping out hits for Stealth
Monday, 03 August 2015 02:11 Written by
Home » News » Everyday People By Gary Henley The Daily Astorian Published:August 3, 2015 12:00AM Submitted Photo Warrenton’s Landree Miethe, right, with one of her softball idols, former USA national team pitcher Jennie Finch. Submitted Photo Landree Miethe strikes a pose for her summer 16U softball team, the Stealth. Submitted Photo Warrenton’s Landree Miethe, left, and Stealth teammate Leina Belog. Warrenton junior-to-be recently competed
NBA prospects Ben Simmons, Ivan Rabb and Jaylen Brown touring Melbourne
Monday, 03 August 2015 01:25 Written by
Three future NBA draft picks are expected to play in Melbourne this month on touring US college teams. Louisiana State University star Ben Simmons will join his Tigers' side for two Melbourne games while University of California freshmen Ivan Rabb and Jaylen Brown are also expected to play two games at Frankston in their Golden Bears' touring side. US college rules only allow teams to have international tours every few years and this year's visiting…
Buddy Guy: 'I Worry About The Future Of Blues Music'
Monday, 03 August 2015 01:18 Written by
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After 2 die at rave of apparent drug overdoses, supervisors demand investigation
Monday, 03 August 2015 01:18 Written by
The suspected overdose deaths of two young women who collapsed at the HARD Summer music festival at the Los Angeles County fairgrounds sparked new debate about whether authorities can do more to reduce drug-related problems at raves. While there are fewer raves in Los Angeles after a series of drug-related problems at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the events continue in arenas outside the city where they still draw big crowds. Both women — one…
Twelve musicians in National Anthem video
Monday, 03 August 2015 00:45 Written by
Now, the creme de la creme of the music industry will pay tribute to the cavalry of the Indian Army through a music video on the National Anthem. It's a unique rendition with music by Sonu Nigam and Bickram Ghosh, while Riingo is in charge of shooting the video. READ:Happy Birthday Sonu Nigam: Lesser Known Facts and Popular Tracks of the Singing Sensation [VIDEO] "I had always wanted to shoot a music video on
Documentary set at LA County prison to premiere on HBO Monday
Sunday, 02 August 2015 23:45 Written by
A scene from "Toe Tag Parole: To Live and Die on Yard." photo: courtesy of HBO HOLLYWOOD >> A documentary on prisoners serving life sentences without the possibility of parole at California State Prison, Los Angeles County, will premiere on HBO at 9 p.m. Monday. “Toe Tag Parole: To Live and Die on Yard A,” focuses on the 600 men living at the prison’s Progressive Programming Facility, who seek self- improvement and
Open carry law in Louisiana
Sunday, 02 August 2015 22:59 Written by
"It gathered a good deal of news and i think there's some misunderstanding about the order and how it would affect civilian law enforcement." "Things that are restricted: tracked tanks, rifles over 50 caliber, high explosive grenade launchers. These are not things that we have."
Lights, camera, tax credit! Kentucky attracts moviemakers by raising incentives
Sunday, 02 August 2015 21:55 Written by
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