Federal vaccine mandate won’t extend to Louisiana’s local and state employees, including school district employees
Some public employees are covered under various state and local mandates and some large charter groups could fall under the federal mandate as private employers.
Many schools required a negative COVID-19 test to return to the classroom.
Attorneys who represent detainees in consent decree say they were misled by Gusman’s office
Some city schools are requiring negative tests before students can come back.
Louisiana juvenile advocates question whether youth transfer was legal.
A coalition of environmental and consumer advocates also filed a motion with the council this week calling for new accountability measures, some of which overlap with Moreno’s proposals.
Valerie Jefferson says she was fired after asking about an agreement the union inked with the agency for hurricane pay. The RTA denies she was fired for her advocacy and says RTA workers will get the extra pay.
The power situation in New Orleans and beyond. Stories of evacuees. How jails, and people inside, have done after the storm. And when schools are coming back.
When a young person makes a mistake, we need to look at our decisions and how we react. Should we try to support and rehabilitate them, or simply lock them up and throw away the key?
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.
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