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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

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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

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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 ...
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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 ...
Murders down, but rape, robbery and theft on the rise in N.O.
You’re more likely to be raped, robbed or become a theft victim than to become a murder victim in New Orleans, according to crime statistics released last week by the ...
China and Mississippi River lead to cruise line pulling up anchor in N.O.China and Mississippi River lead to cruise line pulling up anchor in N.O.
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer In 2012, The Royal Caribbean’s massive Voyager of the Seas sailed from New Orleans to Singapore, carrying passengers re-positioning from the Crescent City to stops in Europe—and ...
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Celebrated Civil Rights murals on display at NOMA
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer The works of one of America’s most celebrated artists showcasing some of the most pivotal moments in African-American history are now on display in New Orleans.
Second Harvest battles summer hunger with innovative feeding program
For thousands of children and their families in south Louisiana, summer vacation brings an end to the nutritious meals they rely on through the free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch ...
Landrieu drops plans to create civic center at former Charity Hospital
By Charles Maldonado The Lens Mayor Mitch Landrieu has drop­ped an ambitious $300 million plan to convert the old Charity Hospital building into a civic center housing City Hall and the Orleans ...

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