The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the Gulf zone prediction is 7,286 to 8,561 square miles — anywhere from the top 10 to the largest ever.
Gov. Bobby Jindal says he plans to visit all 64 Louisiana parishes in the coming months.
Attempts to limit Gulf Coast oil spill penalty money to coastal restoration in the Louisiana Constitution failed to gain legislative passage for a second year, while disagreements continue over just how tightly the dollars should be restricted.
The state education board is being asked to allocate $2 million for a pilot program to expand online high school course offerings to public school students.
Parents will soon be able to try to get poor-performing schools in the Recovery School District returned to local control.
Potential executive sessions are scheduled Wednesday during a special meeting of the Lafayette Parish School Board to start the administrative hearing processes for two bus drivers, one being Kenny Mire, who has been on paid leave since his OWI arrest in 2009.
After yet another delay, the Lafayette City-Parish Council will consider on Tuesday an ordinance that would repeal a 50-year-old law giving retailers in the city and unincorporated parish a slice of the sales tax pie.
Obama's signature legislative achievement is all but certain to be central in the 2014 midterm campaign.
Environmental advocates and casual visitors alike are questioning the Coast Guard decision to quit sending out BP-funded crews that have looked for oil deposits on northern Gulf Coast beaches on a regular basis since the 2010 spill.
Louisiana's free college tuition program called TOPS carries a hefty price tag in a state budget that has been throttled with cuts.
Seven people including Lafayette District Court Judge Jules Edwards will be inducted July 12 into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame.
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