Legislative Audit calls for improvements to air quality regulations A January report from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor said the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) must strengthen its monitoring of air quality regulations and enforce them in a timelier manner, as Louisiana still has the highest toxic air emissions per square mile of any state. The report analyzed data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and found that the number of good air quality days in Louisiana increased by 20.9 percent from 2008 to 2018. The number of unhealthy air quality days for se

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8. Audits on the wealthy are still popular, but have dropped In 2011, one out of every eight taxpayers who earned more than $1 million in income were audited. In 2018, the number dropped to one in every 31 taxpayers. However, those who earn more than $1 million are still among the most popular audit profiles. 9. Audits have dropped, but penalties are still prevalent The total volume of individual audits and CP2000 notices has dropped from 4 million in 2005 to 3.9 million in 2018. However, in 2018, 606,121 individual taxpayers were assessed the accuracy penalty for making an error on a tax

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Trump supporters gather in front of the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.Jon Cherry / Getty Images file COLUMBUS, Ohio — Six more people linked to the far-right Oath Keepers militia group have been indicted on charges that they planned and coordinated with one another in the attack on the U.S. Capitol, authorities said Friday. The case against those affiliated with the Oath Keepers is the largest conspiracy case brought by the U.S. Justice Department so far in the Jan. 6 insurrection. The six new people arrested this week are indicted alongside three others who were charged last month with plotting

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Pro-Trump rioters protest inside the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. - Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. A supporter of President Donald Trump sits inside the office of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi inside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. A protester adorns a statue of President Gerald Ford with Trump paraphernalia. A protester sits in the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to

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Invest in an outdoor luxury fireplace with Earthcore Earthcore is the exclusive manufacturer of Isokern brand products in North America. For over thirty years, the company has proudly perfected the modular masonry fireplace and chimney systems that are featured in homes all across America. Jacksonville, Florida (PRUnderground) February 18th, 2021 Earthcore’s Isokern fireplace materials are designed to provide a safer and more efficient material for your home.  Earthcores brings design-build technology to meet your project’s design specifications. With over eighty years of Danish technology and unparalleled performance. Earthcore’s Isokern

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There is. The fast-growing market for long-term accommodations picked up speed during the pandemic, as offices closed and more great post to read Americans like Tarantino began working remotely.  The options range from innovative new companies that offer housing as a subscription to traditional rental platforms and hotels adjusting their products for the workcation crowd. More travelers want long-term lodging options Demand for long-term lodging options continues to rise as workers and students continue to work remotely. No one knows how pervasive this trend is yet, according to Sunkee Lee , an assistant professor

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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic highlighted some of the measures put in place by MLB. Players need to quarantine at-home this week before reporting to camp, and are encouraged to take a COVID-19 test. There will be an intake screening that will include a test, with continuous testing every other day. Players will also wear a contact tracing device and are prohibited from certain indoor establishments, particularly with crowds. Games that take place until March 13 will feature amended rules that allow innings to end without three outs being recorded if the pitcher has thrown 20 pitches. Subs

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Fair or foul? Transgender athletes debate heats up as Utah moves to ban them from girls sports “Sports experts and sports organizations should be the entities that set policies and guidelines for their fields, not lawmakers. This is extreme government overreach,” Williams said. “This is a solution seeking a problem. This is a group of vehemently anti-LGBT advocates who are trying to bully transgender children. These issues don’t belong debated in your state house,” he said. During the bill’s emotional first committee hearing last week, several female track athletes from Southern Utah University

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There are many different options. A houseboat could serve as an affordable way to live in expensive parts of the world. It might be like living in a floating apartment as opposed to an ocean-going vessel. Of course, you might also purchase a boat (sailboat or motorboat) and travel to exotic locations. This becomes a little trickier as reliable internet can be a problem at sea, but you can spend time in ports as needed and travel when you have time off. If buying a boat doesn't sound enticing, you can also cruise around the world (if cruising and world-wide travel ever resumes). There are plenty

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Ludlow Primary School to get road safety scheme this year after long campaign A SAFETY scheme is promised for outside a Ludlow Primary School after a prolonged campaign by the school, parents and local councillors. The long awaited safety scheme outside Ludlow Primary School will go ahead before the summer. Installation of a raised table outside the school comes after a campaign by school governors and local Shropshire Councillor Tracey Huffer. There is no date for the work yet but it is expected to begin immediately after Cadent, the gas infrastructure provider, vacates the site around Easter.

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