Feds asked to block RSD from building new school on toxic landfill

The Louisiana Weekly Staff Report Environmental scientist Wilma Subra released findings of toxic contamination at the proposed site of Cohen College Prep High (formerly Walter

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Marshall Coulter unable to stand trial

On Thursday, an Orleans Parish Juvenile Court judge decided that Marshall Coulter, the 15-year-old shot in the head by a Faubourg Marigny homeowner after he

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About Town… U.S. Senate Challengers Create Four Way Race…
By Christopher Tidmore and Christian Villere, Contributing Writers Republican U.S. Senate candidate Col. Rob Maness passed the fundraising threshold into being a real candidate last week. That might be good news ...
Fortner, Miami-Dade Public Housing director, tapped to lead HANO
On Thursday, the Housing Authority of New Orleans announced that it has chosen Gregg Fortner, a New Orleans native, to serve as its executive director. Fortner will official take over ...
Gusman fends off critics, making progress on consent decree
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer More than a year after a federal judge approved a sweeping consent decree to improve conditions at Orleans Parish Prison, efforts to reform the troubled facility remain ...
Eyesores remain on New Orleans’ list of fixed-up properties
By Charles Maldonado The Lens No one would claim that the 9400 block of Colapissa Street in Hollygrove has fully recovered from Hurricane Katrina and the flood caused by the collapse of ...
Louisiana ranks fifth in the nation for having the weakest gun laws
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Eighteen months after a gunman shocked America by killing more than two dozen students and teachers at an elementary school in rural Connecticut, gun violence continues to ...
Steve Scalise elected U.S. House majority whip
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer It was the spring of 1995, and Quentin Dastugue had just won the Louisiana Republican Party en­dorse­ment for Governor. His final triumphant speech at the Baton ...
Attending the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society’s luncheon this month, were from left to right: Kenneth Polite, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana; Councilwoman Nadine Ramsey, Judge Roland Belsome, Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal; La. State Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Johnson, Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League; Erika McConduit-Diggs, president and CEO of Urban League of Greater New Orleans; and First City Court Judge Monique Morial.
Morial addresses role of Black attorneys during Martinet event
By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer Generations linked and were reminded of African American history and involvement in Louisiana’s legal arena during the Greater New Orleans Chap­ter of the Louis A. Martinet Legal ...
Bids to build Edna Karr school scrutinized
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer The choice of a contractor to design and build the new Edna Karr High School in Algiers is delayed after a bid by one of three shortlisted ...

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