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Jefferson Parish

Gretna's Coal Train Resolution Too Tepid for Some Residents

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.18.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Coal trains are typically 100 to 125 cars long and uncovered. Dust blowing off them threatens human health and accumulates along tracks, causing derailments.

New Orleans District Agrees To Treat Hispanic Students Fairly

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2014 | Latino Voices

By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS, July 9 (Reuters) - A New Orleans-area school district reached a deal with federal officials on Wedne...

Beleaguered Plaquemines Town Is Slated for a Borrow Pit

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.17.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

The Plaquemines Parish Council gave the go-ahead Thursday to Woodland Borrow Pits, LLC in New Orleans to excavate clay on Highway 23's west side across from the African American community of Ironton.

Scientific Spill Studies, Funded by BP, Start to Yield Results

Susan Buchanan | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Scientists gathered in Alabama last month said their current research on impacts of the 2010 BP spill will help authorities deal with future disasters.

Threatened coastal stretch of Louisiana Highway One needs funding

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.06.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 8, 2013 edition.) The lower section of LA Highway 1, which runs from Grand Isle in ...

Former Dem Official Gets Big Punishment For Wife's Fake Job

AP | JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS -- A judge imposed a sentence of nearly four years for the ex-president of a populous New Orleans parish best known for sobbing during a n...

Louisiana Parishes Fault Coast Guard For Slow Removal Of BP Oil

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.05.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

BP oil and tar that washed ashore or was uncovered in Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. Bernard and other Louisiana parishes during Hurricane Isaac is settling into wetlands and shutting some public beaches.

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."

Lucas Kavner

Are Big, Pricey Arts Centers A Thing Of The Past?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.22.2012 | Arts

Dennis Assaf has been waiting a long time to see a new performing arts center built in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. When he co-founded the Jefferson P...

Views Collide At Meeting On Louisiana's Coastal Plan

Susan Buchanan | Posted 04.02.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

A New Orleans open house held by Louisiana's coastal restoration authority last week on a draft of the state's 2012 Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast drew mixed, earnest and sometimes vehement comments.

Cafe Hope Has Ending Homelessness On The Menu

Pat LaMarche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

The story of Café Hope is about understanding the root causes of homelessness and dedicating the resources that will make a difference.