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

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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

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NOPD clears undercover cop in fatal N.O. East shooting
After an eighth-month investigation of an officer-involved fatal shooting that claimed the life of an eastern New Orleans man in January, the New Orleans Police Department has concluded that the ...
The Summer Courthouse in Summer, Mississippi
Miss. Courthouse keeps Emmett Till’s memory alive
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews-Today.com) — The Emmett Till Interpretive Center, which was founded to keep alive the memory of Emmett Till, has restored Sumner Courthouse in Sumner, ...
Bridge House/Grace House celebrates 60 years
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Michael Barlow, head of public relations at an addiction and recovery center in Metairie, has a trustable face. “I am sort of the face of the ...
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Katrina survivors face familiar challenges
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer Blue Tarp. FEMA Numbers. Road Home. Army Corp of Engineers. Refugees—all part of what became the Katrina lexicon in New Orleans.
"Moments in the Movement," a painting by Ayo Scott, features Lolis Elie, Sr. and members of CORE during the Civil Rights Movement. The painting will be auctioned at the Martinet Society Gala fundraiser on Sept. 9.
Martinet Society celebrates 60 years of civil rights work
[caption id="attachment_26410" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "Moments in the Movement," a painting by Ayo Scott, features Lolis Elie, Sr. and members of CORE during the Civil Rights Movement. The painting will be ...
Is Dr. McKenna closer to becoming New Orleans’ first Black coroner?
By David T. Baker Contributing Writer Orleans Parish Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Rouse announced last week (August 24) that he is calling off his campaign for re-election, seemingly handing over the election to ...
MacArthur Justice Center settles public records lawsuit with private prison
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer On August 21, the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center of New Orleans reached a settlement in its lawsuit against Allen Correctional Center for failing to respond ...
Lake Pontchartrain storm surge barrier could worsen flooding in St. Bernard and Mississippi
By Della Hasselle The Lens A flood barrier across the mouth of Lake Pontchartrain — a 50-year-old idea to protect New Orleans and communities along the North Shore from storm surge — ...

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