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La. repeals discriminatory voting law

By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer Thanh Mai, who was born in Vietnam, was just one year old when she moved to the United States in

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Groundwater usage increasing city’s subsidence, according to NASA study

By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer New Orleans is a city with many nicknames, among them, “the greatest sinking city in the world.” This month, a

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A family that is solid as a Rock
By C.C. Campbell-Rock Contributing Writer Edith, Doris, Helen and Audrey Rock hadn’t seen each other in four years. Collectively, they’ve lived a total of 360 years. Individually, they are fit and fabulous: ...
Executions in La. on hold until at least January 2018
By Della Hasselle The Lens A trial on the legality of the death penalty in Louisiana has been delayed again as the state tries to determine its execution method. On Wednesday of last ...
La. Legislature’s special session target: Film tax credits
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer As soon as Gov. John Bel Edwards formally issued his call for a special session to begin at 6:30 pm on June 6, 2016—a half hour after ...
Emerging Voices mentorship program opens call for entries
The New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) has announced a call for entries for its Emerging Voices Mentorship program, which offers mentorship opportunities to filmmakers of color based in Louisiana.
Tarriona 'Tank' Ball of Tank and the Bangas
This ‘Tank’ never runs on empty!
[caption id="attachment_22252" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Tarriona 'Tank' Ball of Tank and the Bangas[/caption] By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Tank and the Bangas have been all over the New Orleans music scene of late. Energetically ...
Political and religious leaders voice support for Sheriff Gusman
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer As Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman last week fought to retain control of the city’s newly built, $145 million jail, political figures and religious leaders from around ...
School districts outline next steps for reunification
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer As the city’s divided school districts move forward toward “reunification,” Recovery School District (RSD) Superintendent Patrick Dobard outlined the next steps in front of the state ...
After flood officials ransomed their data, colleagues say protection is in place
By Bob Marshall The Lens As hurricane season approaches, most New Orleanians might feel safer behind the new $14.5-billion system of concrete floodwalls, monster pumping stations and towering surge barriers. But six months ...

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