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New Orleans’ drainage rebuild will continue through 2018

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer You’re tired of traffic detours around furrows on city streets but probably understand the need for new drainage canals. Work

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Candidates shy away from criminal justice reform

By Marjorie R. Esman Guest Columnist At a forum for the gubernatorial candidates held in Baton Rouge in early April, the four major contenders— Scott

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4th generation of ‘centrist’ Black politicians remakes politics
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer It was “St. Bernard Day” at the Louisiana Legislature, and by general acclimation the acknowledged star of that parish’s delegation was an African-American State Senator, a state ...
Emails show city leaders warned of NOPD manpower crisis for years
Despite being warned for several years by former NOPD superintendent about an impending police manpower shortage, The Landrieu administration repeatedly chose to ignore those warnings, WWL-TV reported last week. Since ...
Seafood Battle of New Orleans Cook-Off casts spotlight on homelessness
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer More than a fleet of military vessels were showcased during Navy Nola Week. Local chefs from various New Orleans nonprofits collaborated with naval culinary professionals in Spanish Plaza ...
Negro League’s baseball legend gets proper tombstone
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer Paul Lewis wouldn’t have missed it for the world. Despite driving winds and pounding rain that blew the attendees umbrellas inside-out and soaked their shoes to the socks, ...
N.O. firefighters ask judge to hold city in contempt
New Orleans firefighters plan to ask a Civil Court judge to hold Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the City Council in contempt for failing to fulfill City Hall’s agreement to pay ...
Results from study of river sediment show enough to make diversions work
By Bob Marshall The Lens Since 2007, Louisiana coastal experts have claimed they can prevent the state’s bottom third from sinking into the Gulf of Mexico based on this assertion: The ...
Sinkhole exodus now extends beyond Assumption Parish
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer After the Bayou Corne sinkhole opened in August 2012, 182 houses and businesses were under mandatory evacuation orders from Assumption Parish. A two-acre hole appeared when a ...
Louisiana tribe renews fight for federal recognition in the face of sinking lands, environmental disasters
By Allie Yee Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — On the fifth anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the United Houma Nation (UHN) of southern Louisiana ...

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