Aerial photo of the flooding along the Amite River in Louisiana via NASA

Climate activists want fossil-fuel lease auction canceled in La.

By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — The historic flooding that has left at least 13 people dead and damaged some 40,000

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Big Money vs. Black Lives: Movement connects money in politics to racial justice

By Chris Kromm Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – Earlier this month, a coalition of more than 50 organizations connected to the Black Lives

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S&WB failed to make needed changes, OIG says
A new report by the New Orleans Office of the Inspector General (OIG) says that the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board has a lot of room for improvement. The ...
NOPD recruiting shows minimal gains despite aggressive efforts
Despite using online ads, recruiting initiatives at out-of-state military bases and a streamlined screening and hiring process, the New Orleans Police Department’s efforts to boost its ranks haw shown only ...
Murders in N.O. rise sharply in July; 2016 total is highest July tally since 2012
With July 2016 setting new records as the hottest July in New Orleans in recent history, it should come as little surprise that last month was the deadliest month of ...
After La. flooding, Red Cross draws a deluge of complaints
By Sarah Smith ProPublica Three months after record floods swept through Louisiana in March, the government officials in charge of disaster response set up a post-mortem with area Red Cross staffers.
Protestors, clad in all black, call for the removal of all symbols of white supremacy during White Linen Night festivities.
Protestors interrupt White Linen Night festivities
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Julia Street’s sultry White Linen Night usually is a wine-drenched affair of art lovers and social butterflies prancing from gallery to gallery to see the latest modern ...
International music legend, Pete Fountain dies at age 86
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “I call my music swingin’ Dixie,” said a smiling Pete Fountain during a 1998 interview. “The atmosphere of New Orleans – the Carnival atmosphere, the jazz, the ...
Seven Louisianians’ sentences are commuted
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer Last week, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 214 men and women, including seven Louisiana residents, convicted of non-violent drug offenses. In his blog on the White ...
New Orleans receives $800K to combat chronic homelessness
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer The City of New Orleans has in the last several years touted great success in decreasing its homeless population. Now, the city has been awarded an ...

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