Opponents say Entergy’s proposed power plant is an old-fashioned solution in search of a problem

The Lens -

Entergy says a new plant can handle periods of unusually high demand, and it will protect against a catastrophic situation in which the city can't get power. Energy experts and opponents say the company's argument doesn't hold up, and it has an incentive to build new facilities rather than improve transmission reliability.

Odyssey House renovation of Bohn Ford building hailed for Broadmoor revitalization, fight against opioids

The Uptown Messenger -

The renovation of the landmark Bohn Ford building on Broad Street for use by the Odyssey House was hailed Monday morning not only as another major step forward in the revitalization of Broadmoor’s commercial corridor, but also the city’s fight against opioid addiction. The Rhodes family had originally bought the shuttered Bohn Ford building shortly [...]

Surveillance photos of suspect, vehicle released in Harmony Street robbery-shooting

The Uptown Messenger -

A surveillance camera captured images of a suspect and vehicle believed to have been involved in a robbery attempt and shooting last month on Harmony Street, and New Orleans police have released them in hopes of identifying the person depicted. Shortly after 11 p.m. Jan. 30, a man was in the 400 block of Harmony [...]

Danae Columbus: Could more gaming help with the state’s budget shortfall?

The Uptown Messenger -

Trying to resolve Louisiana’s ongoing budget crisis is at the heart of the Legislature’s special sessions which begins Monday. One of the potential solutions to balance the state’s budget that will not be discussed until the March 12 regular session is the opportunity to derive more income and create more jobs through an expansion of [...]

Voluntary relocation, construction limits among the options to deal with rising water along Louisiana coast

The Lens -

After a yearlong planning process, state officials are working on a report that will recommend ways for six coastal parishes to deal with rising water and sinking land. The report could shape coastal communities for decades to come. Some of the ideas are controversial, such as limits on residential construction and higher taxes in areas of extreme flooding.

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