The federal ruling comes after a report found progress in meeting the demands of the consent decree.
Members of the public were largely supportive of taxing STRs, less so about sending more money to New Orleans and Company.
Judge says case likely won’t go to trial before Nov. 3 DA election
New Orleans will launch ‘community learning hubs’ at libraries, rec centers to help students without internet access
Public schools are starting online, but officials are still working to close a connectivity gap of up to 20 percent.
Louisiana Supreme Court won’t review life sentence for man convicted of attempting to steal hedge clippers
Fair Wayne Bryant was convicted under habitual offender laws. In dissent, Chief Justice calls the statute the “modern manifestation” of laws meant to “re-enslave African Americans”
City Councilmembers heard from officials and members of the public at a hearing Monday. While NOLA Public Schools will start the school year online, some private and independent schools are opening soon.
After the city shut down three locations for deep cleans, their employees were reassigned to unaffected branches.
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The refusal to renew the federal compensation, leaving it at the state limit of $247 per week, would be unconscionable and would push thousands of people in Louisiana into hunger and homelessness.
“Asian Americans have stood on the sidelines and watched as Black Americans are murdered for too long. We exculpate ourselves because we only passively witness racism by others, failing to admit that we are just as responsible as the perpetrators themselves because we do nothing to stop it.”
“To be clear, there is no evidence that racial and ethnic minorities have an inherently greater predilection of being infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus or dying from it when compared to white persons. A more accurate predictor of infection is poverty, and a higher likelihood of working at jobs that can’t be done remotely.”
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