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A couple react as they go through their destroyed mobile home following the passing of hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on August 27, 2020. -Hurricane Laura tore off roofs and shredded buildings in the southern US state of Louisiana as it slammed into the coast early on August 27 killing at least one person, with shaken residents emerging to survey the damage. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Past Time to Remember Thousands Displaced and Left Behind by Hurricanes Laura and Delta
As 2020 ended some people were still living in tents.
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Then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was greeted by U.S. Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) as he arrived in Columbus, Georgia, on October 27, 2020. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images) News
'Today Feels Like a Betrayal': Sunrise Movement Blasts Biden Pick of Big Oil-Backed Cedric Richmond for Key Post
"President-elect Biden assured our movement he understands the urgency of this crisis; now, it's time for him to act like it."
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An aerial shot of the chemical plants and factories that line the roads and suburbs of the area known as 'Cancer Alley' taken on October 15, 2013. (Photo: Giles Clarke/Getty Images.) Views
Life in Cancer Alley
State and local powers have approved a 14-plant plastics-production complex that would more than triple the levels of carcinogens in the region. It’s up to the residents to fight back to save their community.
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Climate Emergency Overdrive: Our Age of Compound Disasters as 10% of Oregon Is Evacuated, California Burns, and Louisiana Sinks
Mother Nature is trying to tell us something but we are not listening.
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Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) is a former police captain who said he would shoot armed black protesters. (Photo: KATC screen grab) News
'I'd Drop Any 10 of You': GOP Rep. Clay Higgins Threatens to Shoot Armed Black Protesters
The Louisiana lawmaker is a staunch gun rights advocate in an open carry state.
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As Hurricane Laura Batters Louisiana, Massive Chemical Leak Spews Toxic Smoke Near Lake Charles
"We knew this would happen. Lake Charles and Cameron Parish are petrochemical industry epicenters. The plants, export terminals, refineries, oil tank farms are ticking time bombs every hurricane season."
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Pence Slammed for Offering 'Prayers' While Dismissing Climate Action at RNC as Hurricane Laura Ravages Gulf Coast
"Denial is not a plan. Thoughts and prayers are not a solution. We must take action now to stave off even more devastation."
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Satellite imagery from NOAA taken August 26, 2020, shows Hurricane Laura in the Gulf of Mexico. News
Warning of 'Unsurvivable' Storm Surge as Category 4 Hurricane Laura Barrels Toward US
"Little time remains to protect life and property," said the National Hurricane Center.
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Day After Chiding Democrats for Calling for Mail-In Voting Amid Pandemic, GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy Tests Positive for Coronavirus
The lawmaker said he will self-quarantine and follow advice of medical experts.
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With Louisiana Lagging in Testing Capacity, Top State Election Official Proposes Positive Covid-19 Test as Prerequisite for Voting by Mail
"Many of the state's 2.89 million registered voters will be forced to make an unconscionable choice between voting and maintaining their health and safety," said the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
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