Council considers measures to stop Phase III jail expansion, but it’s unclear whether they will succeed
The council advanced a motion asking the City Planning Commission to study an alternative to Phase III, even though the director of the City Planning Commission said it likely isn’t necessary.
Public defenders push for return to virtual court until surge subsides.
Data on local infections will no longer automatically trigger temporary closures, officials said, because staying open for in-person school is the district’s priority.
District CFO says the upcoming school year could be another tough financial one due to ongoing revenue fallout from the pandemic.
The Superintendent has announced his intent to revoke the school’s charter.
Prisoners at David Wade Correctional facility went on hunger strike to protest conditions, alleged overuse of restrictive housing
Prisoners participating in the action described a lack of mental health and medical care, being denied access to their families and attorneys and being exposed to extreme temperatures.
The news is a reversal of the district’s previous return to school plan.
Cantrell tells opponents of her Municipal Auditorium plan to come up with something on their own — with no city assistance. ICE accused of releasing people into unsafe conditions. And a new mask ‘advisory’ for New Orleans.
Jason Williams is just an example of everything wrong with a system that continues to target the most vulnerable populations in our community: Black and brown youth.
All candidates should speak up and speak often about their plans for improving the regulation of Entergy and setting equitable energy policies for the people of New Orleans.
The water isn’t going anywhere. We must all learn to live and work with it.
Mayor Cantrell, show us that you understand the significance of sacred ground. Transform the Municipal Auditorium into a cultural use.
The mayor’s City Hall proposal has done real damage to her reputation. Reversing course and creating a place that would honor the legacy of Congo Square would help restore confidence.
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