Ole Miss elects Black homecoming queen

More than 50 years after a courageous young man named James Meredith crossed the color line to become the first Black student to enroll at

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Temporary housing planned for two parishes after Isaac

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Homeowners in Plaquemines and St. John the Baptist parishes, hammered by Isaac in late August are eligible for temporary housing,

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Disaster assistance for hurricane survivors tops $10M
BATON ROUGE, La. - Just one week since the Aug. 29 major disaster declaration for Hurricane Isaac in Louisiana, more than $10 million in state and federal disaster assistance ...
Preventing the predictable
It’s been a tragic and trying week for Southeast Louisiana and the rest of the Gulf Coast as Hurricane Isaac unleashed days of torrential rains, heavy force winds and flooding. ...
Questions from the storm
By Edmund W. Lewis The Louisiana Weekly Editor It’s Friday, August 31, 2012. The sun is shining, birds are chirping away and it looks like another golden day in the city that ...
Kennedy ready to assist local governments in expediting recovery funding
The Louisiana Department of the Treasury and the State Bond Commission are offering financial assistance to local governments hoping to jump-start recovery from the impact of Hurricane Isaac this past ...
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 those experiments have been carried out rarely ...
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 will be open from 10 a.m. ...
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 ...

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