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Flights from N.O. to Panama offer infinite cultural, financial possibilities

Copa Airlines, a member of the Star Alliance global airline network, recently announced it will begin nonstop service four times a week between New Orleans,

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Civil rights leaders accuse Vitter of ‘blatant political posturing’

By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Dozens of civil rights leaders have signed a letter appealing to Republican Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) to

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City okays controversial changes to hiring rules
With violent crime on the rise and the number of police in New Orleans dwindling, the City of New Orleans is doing whatever it can to attract more NOPD recruits ...
N.O. crime rises in all areas except murder, data shows
NOPD's ‘aorta of corruption’ still intact despite consent decree, report finds As if the rash of armed robberies and violent attacks in the French Quarter in recent months weren’t enough to ...
Rental-unit inspections, registration would be required under ordinance
By Charles Maldonado The Lens City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell says she is considering introducing an ordinance that would require many landlords to register their properties with the city and pass an inspection ...
La.’s coastal restoration efforts imperiled by Pres. Obama’s budget proposal
By Bob Marshall The Lens President Obama’s unexpected budget proposal to stop sending a portion of federal offshore mineral royalties to Gulf states could cripple Louisiana’s coastal-restoration efforts by eliminating what is ...
Stingray technology, New crime-fighting tool secretly monitors cell phones
By Marjorie R. Esman Guest Columnist The American public faces yet another threat to our privacy in the form of a cell phone tracking device commonly referred to in law enforcement circles ...
Most Americans believe BP should pay maximum oil spill fines
A new national survey found that 70 percent of Americans polled nationwide believe “BP should be fined the maximum amount allowed under the Clean Water Act” for its role in ...
FEMA adds $1.5M to housing project funding
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Eighteen months after breaking ground on the redevelopment of ...
NOPD unveils plan to keep city safe during Mardi Gras
‘Bourbon Street brawl’ video goes viral Just four days after a video of a violent Bourbon Street brawl went viral and added to anxiety about the safety of the French Quarter ...

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