Suspected child abuse reports drop by half during COVID-19 school closure, indicating potential underreporting, experts say
‘We know that when stress levels increase, children become more at-risk,’ one state official said.
Moratorium on Entergy cutoffs extended. New DCFS data raise questions about suspected child abuse cases; And feature interviews with Dr. MarkAlain Dery and performer Jillian Kay Music.
Public defenders ask court to toss 3,000 cases stemming from city begging ordinance previously found unconstitutional
Move is part of a broader push to clean slate on outstanding municipal warrants and fines.
The charter group that runs Kennedy is preparing to shut down over the coming months.
City Council puts moratorium on electricity shutoffs until July and proposes $22 million bill assistance program
“It is likely the only program of its scale and scope in the country,” Councilwoman Helena Moreno said.
How safe is the beach? Restaurants? Church? The Lens talks with doctors about how (or whether) people can participate safely in the gradual reopening.
The resolution would also set up a process for Entergy to recover costs associated with the coronavirus crisis.
We’re digging into the stressful toll of wildfires, hurricanes and floods — and now COVID-19 on top of them. We need your help.
Latest coronavirus news from The Lens, updated restrictions and links to available resources.
“As we have seen with our patients, commercial health insurance is a defective product, like an umbrella that melts in the rain. With skyrocketing premiums, copays, and deductibles, even insured patients are forced to choose between paying for rent and food or the bills for supposedly ‘covered’ procedures.”
“Now that a certain chapter in New Orleans history — or a section within a chapter — has come to a close, it’s a good time to pause and reflect on what we’ve just experienced.”
“Who could ever imagine that, in ‘The City That Care Forgot,’ and that Hurricane Katrina tried to destroy, we have yet another New Normal, which has become my New Abnormal?”
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