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New Orleans City Hall Is Targeting Live Music For Being Too Loud, So These Musicians Showed Them Real Noise

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Live music is a staple of New Orleans, on dimly lit street corners, in world-renowned jazz clubs and pretty much anywhere and everywhere in between. B...

Size of Rebuild at Orleans Parish Prison Is Scrutinized

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.31.2014 | Crime
Susan Buchanan

The jail's giant, new high-tech kitchen can serve between 25,000 to 30,000 meals a day--far more than three squares meals needed for nearly 2,400 inmates now. Meanwhile, the Phase II jail will be able to house 1,438 inmates.

South Louisiana's affordable LA Swift bus, started after Katrina, might be saved

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.23.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the June 24, 2013 edition.) Bus service between New Orleans and Baton Rouge on LA Swift--whi...

Jackson Avenue Heats Up Near The Port Of New Orleans

Susan Buchanan | Posted 07.19.2013 | Business
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the May 20, 2013 edition.) New Orleans resident Barbara Risin has lived in the first block ...

New Orleans Fixes Red Lights After Isaac but Streetlights Are a Worry

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.19.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

If your block in New Orleans feels spooky at night, you're not alone.

Entergy Blames Slow-Moving Isaac for Its Contractor Glitches

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.11.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

How did Isaac stack up against past hurricanes? The slow-moving storm, with its rain and strong winds, damaged power grids across Louisiana, according to Entergy. Hall said "for New Orleans, Isaac was the second biggest storm in terms of customer outages after Katrina."

New Orleans City Council Votes To Demolish 4,500 Public Housing Units Amid Violent Protest

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Despite protests that at times erupted in violence, the City Council voted unanimously Thursday in favor of demolishing some 4,500 public housing unit...

Katrina's Wake: Whites Take Majority On New Orleans's Council

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In one of the clearest signs yet of Hurricane Katrina's lasting demographic impact, the City Council is about to have a white majority for the first t...