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
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
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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Airport upgrades critical to post-Katrina tourism recovery
By Chris Villere and Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writers By early 2010, the Louis Armstrong International Airport had fallen into what many of its employees feared would be its final decline. According to ... Coastal director says BP must pay to the max
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Garret Graves, chairman of Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, said last week “we will not allow BP to walk out of here, wiping its hands” of ...
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