Judge pauses Wisner Trust spending for remainder of lawsuit between Council and Cantrell administration
The council alleges that the city is unnecessarily ceding millions of dollars a year to nonprofits and private individuals.
Ordinance would require public-facing database of city properties.
The motion for temporary restraining order is part of a broader council lawsuit that argues the city is unnecessarily giving away millions of dollars every year to a group of nonprofits and roughly 50 private individuals.
The school claimed the student was ineligible for enrollment after receiving three or more suspensions last year — district policy forbids that.
What’s hindering Louisiana’s shift toward more renewable energy? Voters say their congressional leaders
Survey finds that nearly half of Louisiana voters support renewables, but most believe that politicians’ ties to industry is a roadblock to shifting away from oil and gas.
Former court clerk candidate files ethics complaint against PAC that opposed him, criticizes U.S. congressman’s involvement in race
The complaint doesn’t accuse Congressman Troy Carter of any specific legal violation, but takes issue with his role in local race.
A bill of information, which typically indicates that a defendant is cooperating, comes months before the federal trial of former First NBC Bank CEO Ashton Ryan, who was involved in various businesses and on a charter school board with Southall.
A DOJ official warns the state against transferring juveniles to Angola. A judge cancels state permits for Formosa. An alleged staff assault on a New Orleans public schools student. And the latest in transparency from the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office.
An interview with the architect by Martin Pedersen.
A letter from the person who reported witnessing a rape in progress in the French Quarter on July 26, 2022.
A talk with the congressman about the future of that troubled urban highway.
What does public safety look like for a high schooler in New Orleans? This is a question I wish teachers, elected officials and family members would ask more young people in the city.
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