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NEW ORLEANS – The US Fish and Wildlife Service plans to add wetlands to a national wildlife refuge in New Orleans and is seeking public comment. The Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge is one of the largest urban refuges in the national system, covering 22,265 acres (9,000 hectares) near the eastern tip of town. SENT: 318 words.


LAFAYETTE, Louisiana – It has been nine months since Ashley LaCour and her family slept at their home on Calcasieu Lake, just south of Charles Lake. The family of six were evacuated in late August, days before Hurricane Laura swept through southwest Louisiana, causing more than $ 19 billion in damage. By Ashley White and Leigh Guidry, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. SENT: 1,444 words.

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BOGALUSA, Louisiana – Whenever Wendy Perrette saw the big white trailer outside her elementary school, she knew it would be a good day. It meant stepping out of the classroom and following her colored thread to different stations, where researchers took her height and weight, measured her skin folds, asked about nutrition, and took her blood pressure. The excitement outweighed the fear that they would spill blood. By Emily Woodruff, The Times-Picayune / The News Orleans Advocate. SUBMITTED: 1,601 words.

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