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With recent ruling, federal judge cuts at least $240 million from state’s BP fine

by Bob Marshall  The Lens |  0 comments

Federal court ruling sharply reduces the determination of the amount of oil spilled. (continued)

  • 01.26.2015
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State coastal experts beginning study to assess costs, benefits of river diversions

by Bob Marshall  The Lens |  0 comments

Fishing community says the huge infusions of fresh water will drive away their livelihood. (continued)

  • 01.23.2015
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A mid-year move for Morris Jeff school is just part of continuing shuffle

by Marta Jewson  The Lens |  0 comments

With its third move in its five-year history, the charter school finally is moving into a permanent home. It’s one of 10 new or renovated schools that will be finished this calendar year, and even more are underway for 2016 and beyond. (continued)

  • 01.23.2015
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