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Satchmo SummerFest turns it up a notch

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The flame has really been turned up on the schedule for the 13th edition of the Satchmo SummerFest. Held in

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Lawsuit proceeds against Taylor Energy over a 9-year Gulf leak

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Early last week, U.S. District Court Judge Susie Morgan in New Orleans paved the way for a lawsuit to continue

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Local playwright gets major honor from UpStage Theatre Co.
UpStage Theatre Company of Baton Rouge, La. recently named local playwright Harold Clark winner of its 4th Annual Emerging Playwright Project for his play, “Fishers of Men.” Clark, who ...
‘Too Black’ candidate wins in Jackson, Ms.
By J. Kojo Livingston Contributing Writer He defended Tupac Shakur. He helped free the Scott Sisters and fought many other high profile battles, but they said he could not win this ...
Settlement reached in St. Bernard housing case
By April Siese Contributing Writer After lengthy legal battles, a settlement has finally been reached in a discriminatory housing controversy that has halted development in St. Bernard Parish. On Friday, May 10, ...
Congress may require Army Corps to assume cost of Lake Borgne gates
By Bob Marshall http://thelensnola.org Under a bill approved by a Senate committee, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would retain responsibility for two shipping gates in the Lake Borgne Surge Barrier when ...
Halliburton defends the cement it designed for BP in 2010
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer At the Gulf spill trial last week, Halliburton staffer Jesse Gagliano said BP rejected several of his recommendations on cement for the Macondo well, putting safety at ...
Search continues for missing 2nd-grade teacher
Family and friends from California flew into New Orleans last week to join the search for a missing New Orleans teacher who has not been seen since saturday, March ...
Jesuit commemorates 50th anniversary of integration
By Philip Stelly Contributing Writer Editor's Note: In the original print version of this story, the date of integration for New Orleans public schools was incorrectly stated as 1961. We have corrected ...
Spill trial against BP and its partners gets under way
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles on the trial. A landmark environmental trial kicked off last week at United States ...

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