Fielkow resigns Council, accepts position in sports profession

By Christopher Tidmore The Louisiana Weekly When Arnie Fielkow was first running for the City Council, he did something usual for a candidate. He told

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Mayor Landrieu and Councilmember Head to hold community meeting tonight

Press Release Tonight, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will launch a series of community meetings in each councilmanic district to discuss 2012 budget priorities. The

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Settlement reached in Road Home discrimination challenge
By Kelly Parker The Louisiana Weekly Residents impacted by hurricanes’ Katrina and Rita are perhaps closer to moving beyond the “roadblock” known as the Road Home Program. On Wednesday, the federal government ...
Training session for citizenry input in budgetary process set
By Matt Davis The New Orleans Coalition on Open Governance is holding a train­ing session for citizens next week to teach them how, when, and where best to speak up so ...
Louisiana adopts new law for kindergarten assessment
One of the most important laws adopted in the 2011 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature has been virtually unnoticed. House Bill 100 by Representative Steve Carter requires that every ...
N.O. former Homeland Security director speaks out
By Christopher Tidmore The Louisiana Weekly In his new book, former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin takes shots at President George W. Bush for not deploying military assets in Louisiana fast enough, ...
School seats for sale
By Dr. Andre M. Perry Contributing Columnist Charter school opponents have long argued that chartering would lead to the privatization of public schools. Guess what? Give a building and you ...
U.S. Government silent on tainted products from Taiwan
By Ngoc Nguyen, Vivian Po, and Summer Chiang SAN FRANCISCO (New Ameri­ca Media) — More than three weeks after the Taiwanese government began a massive recall of tainted food products, ...
2011 La. Legislative session legacy: Lack of accomplishment
By Christopher Tidmore The Louisiana Weekly The 2011 Legislative Session will likely be remembered more for what was not accomplished than that which was. The SUNO-UNO merger failed. A single college board ...
Vital programs deserve public support and public dollars
The ongoing state budget crisis has forced policymakers to scrutinize the importance and contributions of state-supported programs. Two items of utmost importance to the state are 1) ...

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