Cots are set up at the Baton Rouge River Center on Aug. 15

Flood victims in shelters ease as water recedes

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer South Louisiana residents escaping floods by staying in shelters fell from a peak of over 11,000 early last week as

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Big Money vs. Black Lives: Movement connects money in politics to racial justice

By Chris Kromm Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – Earlier this month, a coalition of more than 50 organizations connected to the Black Lives

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S&WB failed to make needed changes, OIG says
A new report by the New Orleans Office of the Inspector General (OIG) says that the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board has a lot of room for improvement. The ...
NOPD recruiting shows minimal gains despite aggressive efforts
Despite using online ads, recruiting initiatives at out-of-state military bases and a streamlined screening and hiring process, the New Orleans Police Department’s efforts to boost its ranks haw shown only ...
Murders in N.O. rise sharply in July; 2016 total is highest July tally since 2012
With July 2016 setting new records as the hottest July in New Orleans in recent history, it should come as little surprise that last month was the deadliest month of ...
Recent court decisions fuel renewed push for restoring the Voting Rights Act
By Rebekah Barber Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – “What happened on July 29th is history, but the celebration is over. There are ongoing challenges we have to face.” So said attorney ...
After La. flooding, Red Cross draws a deluge of complaints
By Sarah Smith ProPublica Three months after record floods swept through Louisiana in March, the government officials in charge of disaster response set up a post-mortem with area Red Cross staffers.
Protestors, clad in all black, call for the removal of all symbols of white supremacy during White Linen Night festivities.
Protestors interrupt White Linen Night festivities
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Julia Street’s sultry White Linen Night usually is a wine-drenched affair of art lovers and social butterflies prancing from gallery to gallery to see the latest modern ...
International music legend, Pete Fountain dies at age 86
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “I call my music swingin’ Dixie,” said a smiling Pete Fountain during a 1998 interview. “The atmosphere of New Orleans – the Carnival atmosphere, the jazz, the ...
At left is the booking photo of Jerman Neveaux, 19, taken Friday June 24. At right is an undated photo of Neveaux that was later released by JPSO.
Teen accused of killing Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputy denied bond
The 19-year-old man accused of killing a Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputy can be held without bond after “strong evidence” linked him to the crime, a judge ruled Monday, Aug. 8.

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