Tom Wright talks to State Health Officer Jimmy Guidry about Louisiana's aging water systems. Michael Isaac Stein on what's next in the Entergy saga. And Marta Jewson recounts a busy Orleans Parish School Board meeting.
City Council to act on ordinances that would incentivize affordable housing.
Central City charter school allotted $1.2 million in budget adjustment. Ellison, who had previously been expected to be nominated for president, faced a backlash from civil rights groups over her statements on anti-discrimination policies that include LGBT protections.
The council approved the controversial $211 million gas plant in a 6-1 vote last year. Some council members have since indicated they would be open to a revote. Now, Councilman Jason Williams is calling a special meeting related to the plant.
The district is also seeking federal funds from the charter school group.
The Orleans Parish school district took over the charter school during winter break.
The Lens' fake subpoena records suit comes to an end. Orleans Parish takes over embattled Harney charter school. And a new episode of Behind The Lens.
Scott Sternberg has a wrap-up of The Lens' fake subpoena lawsuit. Charles Maldonado talks short-term rental regulations. And reporter Julie Dermansky talks about Louisiana politics and climate change.
Founder is sowing seeds for an international ACORN revival.
Lower courts had ordered the agency to produce fake subpoenas from a 16-month window. With the high court's denial, those decisions stand.
Twenty-seven Harney employees are returning as district staff. The district plans to close the school this spring.
Perry, president of New Orleans & Company, slammed city government in Behind The Lens interview.
Trauma is the norm for many New Orleans kids. This school was made for them. Nine-year-old Misty Johnson, who has […]
Millage recipients will have to accept coordinated planning.
Editor Charles Maldonado talks about tourism taxes, jobs and data with Stephen Perry. And education reporter Marta Jewson discusses one of her latest stories, a collaboration with HuffPost on the Center for Resilience.
The new policy comes as two of the charter group’s schools are set to close.
Local chefs prevail—so far—in fight to strengthen Gulf fisheries
A staggering percentage of kids in New Orleans experience trauma. Safe spaces at schools are hard to come by.
Plus a year in review from our weekly podcast Behind The Lens. A vote to hand control of McDonogh 35 to a charter group means New Orleans is likely to become the first major city in the country without traditional, direct-run schools. And one of the city's most desirable elementary schools will not accept new pre-K students next year.
Happy New Year from Behind The Lens.