The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East will be in charge this year of operating the gates and structures that play a key role in keeping storm surge out of the east banks of Orleans, Jefferson and St. Bernard parishes — a significant milestone toward completion of the system.

The New Orleans Traffic Court is the only one left [in the U.S.] “whose sole purpose and mission is to handle traffic offenses,” according to Bill Raftery, an analyst with the National Center for State Courts.

Mark Moseley

Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...