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Hearing on Confederate statues set for Jan. 14

A hearing on the future of four Confederate-era statues in New Orleans in federal court has been set for January 14, just days before the

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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, surrounded by six of the seven N.O. councilmembers, signs ordinance calling for the relocation of four Confederate monuments from prominent locations in New Orleans on Thursday, December 17.  Photo courtesy of the Mayor’s Office of New Orleans

Mayor, councilmember clash over removal of monuments

After several hours of heated debate, the New Orleans City Council voted 6-1 Thursday to declare four Confederate-era monuments a nuisance, paving the way for

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Levee board lawsuit against oil and gas alive and well, though moving slowly
By Bob Marshall The Lens During a recent meeting of the regional flood authority, commissioner Paul Tilly asked for an update on the panel’s lawsuit filed in July 2013 against oil ...
2015 holiday season off to a bloody start
The Thanksgiving weekend, the kickoff of the annual holiday season culminating with Christmas, was marred this year by a series of shootings in the CBD that left several people dead ...
City gets one step closer to building “low-barrier” homeless shelter
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer A new “low-barrier” homeless shelter, an initiative led by Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell and the Downtown Development District, moved one step closer to reality this month after the ...
Armed robberies on the rise in New Orleans
Despite the NOPD’s efforts to get a handle on violent crime, recent numbers show that armed robberies are on the rise in the city and threatening to eclipse last year’s ...
Endorsements for November 21 election
Governor: JOHN BEL EDWARDS Rep. Edwards, is a graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point. His honor was so trusted that Edwards as a cadet served as the ...
NOPD woes extend beyond long wait times
NOPD officers from each of the eight police districts told earlier this month that the department is undermanned and lacks the focus it needs to improve public safety in ...
NOPD takes heat for slow response times
The undermanned New Orleans Police Department is again being criticized for slow response times to calls for assistance. Not only are NOPD response times long, but records show that those ...
Wellness Week focuses on mental health of Blacks
By Eliqua Brooks Contributing Writer Many New Orleans residents carry a heavy burden from depression 10 years after Katrina. It continues to play a huge role in the wellness of the city. ...

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