NEW ORLEANS - Tulane mathematics professor Ricardo Cortez has been awarded the 2012 Blackwell-TapiaPrize, which recognizes a mathematical scientist who has contributed significantly to research in his or her field and who has served as a role model for students from under-represented minority groups. Cortez, who is the Pendergraft William... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A minority partner in BP's blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico has agreed to pay $90 million in a settlement with the federal government and Gulf states to resolve allegations the company violated the Clean Water Act. MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC owned 10 percent interest... more »
BATON ROUGE - Against the wishes of House Speaker Jim Tucker, the House redistricting committee has narrowly backed a redesign of the 105 state House districts that would add a new minority district in Shreveport.
Jim Tucker, a Republican, proposed a remapping plan that would increase majority black districts... more »