In rural northwest Louisiana, where fracking is now king, a state agency declared an environmental emergency. Months later, some affected residents and property owners still haven't been told.
Sue Lincoln reports on her meeting with officials in Louisiana's Department of Natural Resources in Part Five of the series "F#*ck This."
“The people of our great state are not going to wake up tomorrow morning finding the Legislature waved some magic wand and all of our problems have gone away. But they’re going to wake up to a state that is poised for real long-term success.” - Gov. John Bel Edwards
Louisiana's attorney general is now considered a leading contender in the 2023 governor's race, but while his record of intransigent and pugilistic partisanship may have made him into a force among the far-right, it also threatens to undermine his credibility with an electorate that scrutinizes gubernatorial candidates far more extensively than the electorate that shows up during federal elections. In this sweeping review of Landry's career in politics, we consider the issues most likely to dominate any discussion about whether he is qualified to lead one of the most diverse and most economically disadvantaged states in the nation.
In the second part of the Bayou Brief’s Godfather Trilogy, we trace Marcello’s meteoric rise to power, his covert connections to a dark web of gangsters and racketeers and a secret society known as Cosa Nostra, and the spectacle of the city that would catapult him into the national spotlight.