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Lawyer says Orleans D.A. used a fake subpoena to pressure teenage victim

By Charles Maldonado The Lens The Lens has uncovered two more cases in which the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office appears to have given witnesses

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Failing charter schools have a reincarnation plan

By Annie Waldman ProPublica This past June, Florida’s top education agency delivered a failing grade to the Orange Park Performing Arts Academy in suburban Jacksonville

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Work on catch basins hits major snag
As the City of New Orleans continues to get its pumps working to full capacity, repair all of its turbines that fuel the pumps and clear out the city’s catch ...
B.R. man charged in racially motivated killings
A law enforcement officer told The Associated Press Tuesday that authorities found a copy of a speech by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler in the home of a white man accused ...
N.O.’s Inspector General announces retirement
Just weeks after announcing that he will oversee the repair of the city’s catch basins in the wake of two floods this summer, New Orleans Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux ...
NOPA demands S&WB reform and calls for Mayor Landrieu to step down
By C.C. Campbell-Rock Contributing Writer As a result of a spate of S&WB malfunctions affecting the city’s water supply and an ever-present possibly of flooding, the New Orleans Peoples Assembly (NOPA) is ...
Warning letter to Harvey and Irma survivors from Katrina survivor
By Bill Quigley Contributing Writer Our hearts go out to you as you try to return to and fix your homes and lives. Based on our experiences, here are a few ...
For many whose residences and  businesses were in the destructive path of the February 7 tornadoes that touched down in Eastern New Orleans, recovery has been painfully slow.
Tornado recovery in New Orleans East could take up to another year
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer By all accounts, an initial outpouring of support to victims of February’s New Orleans East tornado was generous and appreciated. But seven months later, it’s evident that ...
La. will use $20M in BP fines to expand a coastal-monitoring program
By Della Hasselle The Lens Louisiana has received $19.5 million in fines from the 2010 BP oil spill to expand a system to collect data on the effect of coastal restoration projects.
Officials announce expansion of New Orleans direct flights
By Sharon Armstrong Contributing Writer In 2016, according to officials, more than 11 million passengers passed through New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport – an increase of almost four percent from 2015’s ...

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