Report blames state laws and policies for HIV epidemic in New Orleans; neighbors protest rerouting freight trains through Hollygrove

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The city’s interpretation of a special post-Katrina zoning ordinance is keeping some rental property owners in Lakeview from using more than $1 million in federal money to repair storm-damaged doubles.

New Orleans led the nation last year as the city with the greatest percentage of students enrolled in public charter schools, followed by Detroit and the District of Columbia, according to a new survey released Tuesday by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

The Louisiana Supreme Court largely punted on its first chance to decide whether a new state constitutional provision declaring gun possession a fundamental right could void a long list of criminal statutes that regulate firearms.

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