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Development growth rises flood concerns in Ascension, Livingston

Decades ago, as the nation’s longest desegregation case dragged on in East Baton Rouge Parish schools, families began flocking to the lower housing cost exurbs of Ascension and Livingston parishes seeking better—and more gentrified—public...
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How business fared during the Louisiana legislative session

No one had particularly lofty expectations for this year’s legislative session. It’s an election year, after all, which means lawmakers were reticent to do anything that might prove controversial. Despite that dynamic, however, the business...
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Business Lunch: Creole Cabana

The brainchild of Sammy’s Restaurant Management Group, Creole Cabana is a new concept that blends Creole and Caribbean cuisines in a breezy setting that includes a dining room, bar and 5,000-square-foot patio overlooking an...
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Natural gas powering the Louisiana energy industry

Fueled by the continued shale revolution and surging global energy demand, U.S. oil and gas production in 2018 posted the largest annual increases ever recorded by any country. That’s according to energy giant BP’s...
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Politics making strange bedfellows in the anti-St. George camp

While no visible signs of any organized campaign to combat the city of St. George incorporation effort have yet emerged, Mayor Sharon Weston Broome is beginning to pull together various groups and individuals opposed...
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HUD issues guidelines enabling payout to 2016 Louisiana flood victims

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has released the legal guidance needed to implement the duplication of benefits fix for Louisiana’s 2016 flood victims. Though Congress approved the remedy last fall—a bill sponsored...

Baton Rouge banks ride the consolidation wave

When MidSouth Bank announced at the end of April it was merging into Hancock Whitney in a stock-for-stock transaction, few in Baton Rouge’s banking community were surprised. The deal, expected to close late in the...
Ochsner Design

Design: Ochsner Medical Complex-The Grove

Owner: Ochsner Health System Architect: GraceHebert Architects Contractor: The Lemoine Company Cost: $116 million Completed: May 31, 2019 Use: Medical office building and surgical hospital with optimal patient rooms Location: 10310 The Grove Blvd. Form follows function... “Ochsner Medical Complex-The Grove was designed and...

JR Ball: Perhaps Baton Rouge could use Batman to fight crime

Eight unrelated shootings in East Baton Rouge Parish over 10 days in late June left...

Riegel: Louisiana’s role in the immigration debate

The immigration debate raging across the country may seem somewhat removed from us here in...

Publisher: Gov. John Bel Edwards is no conservative

If you look up John Bel Edwards on Wikipedia, it describes the governor as a...


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