Bonnie Bolden Monroe News Star Published 5:47 p.m. UTC Jul 22, 2018 Mason William Andrews is 18, plus about 120 days. Who's counting? Guinness World Records. He plans to be the youngest pilot to circumnavigate the globe, a title currently held by Lachlan Smart, an Australian. Smart was 18 years, 7 months and 21 days old when he completed his flight in 2016. Mason departed from Monroe Regional Airport in Monroe, Louisiana, on Sunday morning. He was surrounded by friends, family, classmates and supporters of Louisiana MedCamps. The Monroe teen started flying in 2013 in hang gliders and non-powered aircrafts. In 2014, he had his first flight at Monroe Regional Airport and decided he wanted to fly as a career. Now, he's majoring in professional aviation at Louisiana Tech University. The trip should take between 30 and 40 days. Mason is crossing the Atlantic in a more Southern route than previously planned — from Newfoundland to the Azores. Once he lands in … [Read more...] about Louisiana man plans to break world record with round-the-world flight
It has been more than eight years -- 3,118 days -- since Louisiana last executed an inmate, and thanks to a federal court order requested by the Edwards administration last week it will be at least another year before the state can kill again. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is appalled by the anemic body count and is concerned that the state and Gov. John Bel Edwards just aren't trying hard enough. "Louisiana currently has over 70 inmates on death row awaiting execution and the state has not carried out a death sentence since 2010, even though a large and growing number of victims' families suffer in legal limbo waiting for justice to be carried out," Landry wrote in a caustic letter to Edwards on Wednesday (July 18), accusing the administration of "failing to pursue justice for victims and their families." Landry's wrath was ignited by the state's request for a delay in a lawsuit challenging Louisiana's lethal injection protocols. As drugmakers refuse to provide the chemicals … [Read more...] about Does Louisiana death penalty bring justice?
The climate change lawsuit filed by a Louisiana teenager and 20 other youths against the federal government has cleared another pretrial hurdle, according to The Register Guard of Eugene, Ore. For the second time this year, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday (July 20) rejected a request from President Donald Trump's administration to dismiss what some call the "climate kids" suit. A group of young people ages 11 to 22, including Jayden Foytlin of Rayne, filed the suit during President Barack Obama's administration in U.S. District Court in Eugene. Six of the plaintiffs live in Eugene. They accuse the federal government of violating their constitutional rights by promoting fossil fuel production and failing to protect the country's natural resources even while it has known for decades of the dangers of climate change. They ask the court to order a government plan to reduce carbon emissions. Government attorneys say national climate policy should be decided in the … [Read more...] about Louisiana teen’s climate change lawsuit cleared for trial: report
BATON ROUGE -- Gov. John Bel Edwards told President Donald Trump that Louisiana will be harmed by his use of tariffs in trade disputes with other countries. The Democratic governor wrote to the White House, asking the Republican president to reconsider his approach. Edwards wrote that the tariffs Trump has imposed on certain imports, along with retaliatory tariffs enacted by countries in response, will damage Louisiana's ports, liquefied natural gas industry and farms. He said one in six jobs in Louisiana depends on international commerce, and that if the Trump administration doesn't "strike the right balance" Louisiana would be among the hardest-hit states by the tariffs. Though a Democrat, Louisiana's governor has avoided criticizing the Republican president. Edwards wrote that he appreciates the "great working relationship" he's had with Trump. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s approach on tariffs will harm Louisiana, John Bel Edwards says
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