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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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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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 ...
Legal defense fund established to fight for voucher dollars
By Zoe Sullivan Contributing Writer The fight over the future of public education in Louisiana continues in spite of a judge’s decision in July to deny a request for an injunction against ...
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 ...
Psychiatric hospital is ordered to close
By Zoe Sullivan Contributing Writer The state’s healthcare system has been like a prize fighter on a losing streak. On June 13, the state announced cuts of roughly $551 million from its ...
Tarver has different view of recent Legislative session
By J. Kojo Livingston Contributing Writer Shreveport, LA - Gregory Tarver is the only Black Senator representing Northern Louisiana. Recently re-elected, he is not new to the game of the politics of ...
Be nice or leave!
By Dr. Andre M. Perry Contributing Columnist “Be Nice or Leave!” is a local adage that can be found almost everywhere in New Orleans on signature signs that are popularized by folk ...

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