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Sections of new, best-ever levee system are sinking and are likely to be raised

By Bob Marshall and Thomas Thoren The Lens The new $14.5 billion levee system encircling New Orleans includes some of the latest engineering advances and

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Feds asked to investigate arrest of student for throwing Skittles

By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer In Jefferson Parish Public Schools, far more students are arrested at school or referred to law enforcement than any

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Summit on youth in N.O. says ‘change the narrative’
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer ‘The lion’s story will never be told as long as the hunter is the one who tells it.’ A group of psychology experts, educators, and community leaders gathered ...
N.O. awarded grant to reduce jail population
The City of New Orleans has been selected to receive a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to create a more fair and effective local justice ...
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Funeral services for Judge Yada Magee to be held on June 1
Yada T. Magee, an Orleans Pa­rish Civil District Court judge for 22 years before she stepped off the bench in 2008, died Sunday, May 24, after a long cancer-related illness. ...
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu delivers the State of the City address on Thursday, May 28, before an audience of elected officials and citizenry at the historic Carver Theatre.
Crescent City’s murder rate, violent crime rise despite progress
It’s summertime but the living appears to be anything but easy in the Big Easy as the city’s undermanned police department contends with a rash of murders, robberies and rapes. As ...
Humana Foundation Selects New Orleans for 2015 Humana Communities Benefit $350,000 Charitable Grant Program
NEW ORLEANS, La. — Local nonprofits focused on addressing diabetes and congestive heart failure have a shot at winning $350,000 in grant funding to help bolster their efforts, the Humana ...
Landrieu says New Orleans will not tolerate intolerance
It has been often said that even though New Orleans is geographically located in the Deep South, it is not of the South. Similar arguments have said that while the ...
NORD comes under criticism from public at ctme. meeting
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Politics in New Orleans is rarely described as dull and that idea was on full display at a recent meeting of the City Council’s Community Develop­ment Committee. ...
La. Legislative veto session likely
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer While national media attention focused on Governor Jindal’s executive order allowing Christ­ian-owned businesses to refuse to cater to gay marriages, despite the House Civil Law & Procedure ...

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