Monitoring and research backs use of effluent to revive wetlands
Plus, an update on the habitual offender law, the next steps on short-term rentals and a new episode of our weekly podcast, Behind The Lens.
A major vote on short-term rentals at the City Council. Asbestos in New Orleans schools. And an interview with Brian Knighten of the Broad Theater about flooding and drainage in the city.
Final vote on proposals should come within 90 days. The City Council has yet to address caps on commercial licenses, affordability measures or improved enforcement.
Advocates of four-day school weeks say the schedule can save money and attract teachers. Critics worry about an extra day of childcare for working parents.
One charter group alleges the state-run Recovery School District and its contractor withheld a report detailing asbestos problems.
Multiple bills are way down in New Orleans. But they still offer prosecutors leverage as a threat. Court Watch volunteers saw prosecutors reference the habitual offender law in 16 percent of plea-deal cases in 2017, 13 percent in 2018.
At least 59 people were jailed for contempt in 2018 based on questionable drug tests, watchdog group says.
The order came down 15 minutes before graduation was set to begin, according to a civil rights attorney who represented six students.
Entergy New Orleans could face $2 million fine over frequent outages The New Orleans City Council’s utility advisers are recommending […]
Marta Jewson on the resignation of a charter school network's CEO. Michael Isaac Stein on the latest recommended fines against Entergy New Orleans. And some highlights from The Lens' most recent public records workshop.
Stunning indifference to community resistance
Unity of Greater New Orleans came out against the ordinance in a letter to the city. Mayor Cantrell is considering a veto.
The report shows about 2,600 outages in the city from mid-2016 to mid-2017.
One of the authors says she is supporting House Bill 422, which would allow Louisiana municipalities to set their own minimum wage and required work leave days.
CEO Michelle Blouin-Williams has been on paid leave since an investigation began April 1. She is also being investigated for allegedly falsifying public records.
Judge rejects argument that cameras are used for terrorism prevention.
Cloud of secrecy shrouds Port transaction.
Plus, short-term rentals and Mayor Cantrell's infrastructure deal. A GiveNOLA Day reminder. And a new episode of Behind The Lens.
Marta Jewson on lead filters in New Orleans public schools. Michael Isaac Stein on how short-term rentals figure into Mayor Cantrell's infrastructure deal. And Jed Horne talks about The Advocate's purchase of The Times-Picayune.