Seven years after Katrina, a divided New Orleans

By Jordan Flaherty Contributing Writer Seven years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has become a national laboratory for government reforms. But the process through which

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List of area businesses reopened

From New Orleans-area business opening as of Thursday, August 30: Grocery stores: Langenstein’s – uptown and Metairie Rd open til 6pm Robert Fresh Market

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Looking forward to the return of our ‘Mother-in-Law’
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Following the news that the City Planning Commission gave the thumbs up for trumpeter/vocalist Kermit Ruffins to reopen the world-famous Ernie K-Doe’s Mother-in-Law Lounge, the question buzzing ...
Coastal leaders want BP to clean up its mess
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Regional leaders at a Gulf Coast Restoration Summit, held in New Orleans on August 17, said they’re relieved that Congress passed the RESTORE Act in June, especially ...
Could the BP spill still be killing the dolphins?
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Environmental Attorney Stuart Smith observed to The Louisiana Weekly, “We have had massive dolphin die offs in the past 24 months, tremendous falls in shrimp populations, and ...
Katrina Pain Index 2012: Seven years and counting…
By Bill Quigley and Davida Finger Contributing Writers No. 1 rank of New Orleans in fastest growing U.S. cities between 2010 and 2011. Source: Census Bureau. No. 1 ...
Louisiana reporting double digit cases of West Nile infections
By David T. Baker The Louisiana Weekly The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reported last week that 24 new cases of human West Nile infections have been reported ...
Vouchers are no quick fix for disabled students in Louisiana
By Zoe Sullivan Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) — Last April, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed a new voucher program considered to be the most sweeping in the country. For ...
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Louisianians urged to prepare as TS Isaac coasts into Gulf
After declaring a State of Emergency for Louisiana Sunday, August 26, Gov. Bobby Jindal is urging Louisianians to prepare for Tropical Storm Isaac and encouraging voluntary evacuations for those residing ...
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New Orleans is host to N.U.L.
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer When members of the National Urban League kick off the group’s annual conference in New Orleans this week, the imagery of having the country’s first Black president ...

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