More details of civil rights settlements made public

Responding to a public-records request by Nola.com/The Times Picayune, the City of New Orleans recently released details of a $13.3 million settlement it reached last

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Michael Esnault, 68, is among those being evicted from his home. Esnault, who is a disabled veteran, has been a tenant at the American Can Apartments for nearly seven years.

Tenants fight eviction at American Can apartments

By C.C. Campbell-Rock Contributing Writer The Grinch that stole Christmas, the ACV VII, LLC (Audubon Communities), visited low- to moderate-income tenants at its upscale American

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NOPD hires more officers than it loses in 2016
As the severely undermanned NOPD continues to try to bolster its ranks with new officers, the fourth and final recruit class of 2016 began its training Wednesday.
Native Americans of Grand Bayou seeking help to remain in homeland
By Bob Marshall The Lens Like many Louisiana coastal residents, the Native Americans of Grand Bayou village have seen the landscape surrounding their community collapse over the past 50 years. The lush, ...
New Orleans settles suits in Danziger Bridge, Glover and Robair cases
Eleven years after two horrific, officer-involved shootings less than a week after Hurricane Katrina flooded 80 percent of the city and a brutal beating by police that claimed the life ...
State police to begin wearing body cameras Jan. 1
The Louisiana State Police announced last week that it will equip about 700 troopers with body cameras, adding that it will represent the largest deployment of its kind for ...
HUD grants $18.9M in funds to help New Orleans fight homelessness
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer On December 20, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $45,603,512 in Continuum of Care (CoC) grants to support 153 homeless housing and service ...
Family of slain NOPD officer still waiting for justice
Several days after an Orleans Parish jury convicted Cardell Hayes of manslaughter in the death of former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith, the family of a beloved NOPD officer ...
New Orleans’ public housing will be smoke-free by third-quarter 2018
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Smoking has been restricted for awhile by public housing authorities in San Antonio, Houston, Seattle, Detroit, Boston and other cities. In August 2018, a nationwide ban inside ...
Expect more intense rainstorms and flooding in southern La.
By Bob Marshall The Lens Living in southern Louisiana without flood insurance is a bigger gamble after this news from researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research: If the climate continues ...

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