Is Jindal’s latest budget salvo to sell the Louisiana Lottery?

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer La. State Treasurer John Kennedy, a frequent critic of Governor Jindal, revealed last week that an Administration effort was underway

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NOPD will cite officers who did not follow up on child abuse case

A child abuse complaint filed by Russell Johnson on behalf of his six-year-old autistic son has been closed without arrests, but action is being taken

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New Orleans’ use of porous pavement gradually expands
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Pervious or porous concrete is used at a few sites around town to manage storm water. More applications are planned, and they’ll include half the sidewalks at ...
Nearly a decade after Katrina, 81% of homes are rebuilt
Nearly 10 years after Hurricane Katrina and subsequent levee breaks flooded 80 percent of the Crescent City, a study by the University of New Orleans Department of Geography found that ...
Dillard delves into Creole culinary history
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer All are welcome to attend a day of lectures and panel discussions by some of the most well-versed individuals in the world of Creole culinary history, at ...
Pictured, from left to right, front row: First Lady Margie Zeno; Jefferson Superintendent Michele Blouin-Williams; Librarian Doris Pitts; Honorable Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson; and Honorable Chief Judge June Berry Darensburg; standing: Gretna Councilman, Leo Jones; Pastor Donald R. Jones; Attorney Kyle Mark Green; Pastor M.C. Zeno; Jefferson School Board President Cedric Floyd; Westwego Councilman Glenn Green; and Honorable Marc Johnson.
‘Lest We Forget’ honorees spotlighted at awards’ program
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer Someone once said that the only constant is change. When Black history is observed is no exception. Just one day after Black History Month, St. Joseph ...
7,500 fired teachers take their case to U.S. Supreme Court
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Nearly a decade after the mass firing of all 7,500 Orleans Parish public school employees, and the subsequent wrongful termination lawsuit that has seen both victories ...
Niala Howard from Magnolia make-up - body painting at the Power House grand opening. Photo courtesy Ashé Cultural Arts Center
A Power House grand opening takes root in community’s culture
By Charmaine Jackson and Kelly Parker Contributing Writers In the beginning, original founders of the Ashé Cultural Arts Center, Douglas Redd and Carol Bebelle, simply wanted a building to provide a gathering ...
Attorney for Civil Service Comm. says city owes him over $70,000
By Charles Maldonado The Lens The longtime outside attorney contracted by the New Orleans Civil Service Commission is seeking more than $70,000 in back pay he says he’s owed by the City ...
School Bd. member pleads not guilty to corruption charges
Ira Thomas, a former NOPD officer, who most recently served as SUNO’s police chief and stepped down from his post as a member of the Orleans Parish School Board earlier ...

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