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New Orleans Mayor Wins Second Term

AP | KEVIN McGILL | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Boosted by a drop in the city's murder rate and an endorsement from President Barack Obama, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu won ...

Louisiana and New Orleans: Goodbye to the Good Old Boys?

Don McNay | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics
Don McNay

Even if they weren't crooked, Louisiana seemed to pick leaders for reasons other than their executive ability. Jimmy Davis served two terms as governor on the strength of his hit song, "You Are My Sunshine."

Mayor's Popularity Gets Tested In Bid For Reelection

Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics

By KEVIN McGILL, The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Crime and punishment loomed large as issues in New Orleans' elections Saturday — a tes...

Obama Backs Democratic Mayor For Reelection

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has endorsed New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's campaign for re-election. Obama says no one embodies New O...

WATCH: Unlocking The Potential Of Small Business In America

Posted 06.27.2013 | Impact

TIME: 7:00p-8:00p EST Showcasing the power of innovative public-private partnerships, Aspen Institute President Walter Isaacson moderates a panel d...

Violent Prison Could See Major Changes

AP | KEVIN McGILL | Posted 06.07.2013 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS -- Citing a history of inmate deaths, sexual assaults, beatings, stabbings and poor medical care at the New Orleans jail, a federal judge ...

The Big Apple, Biggest and Best in... Homelessness?

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

New York leads the nation with many superlatives: it's the biggest, the artiest and most visited of our cities. Now, it has topped its own unfortunate record, with more homeless people sleeping in shelters each night than ever: more than 50,000 each night.

Public Support of the Arts at the State and Local Level

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 04.13.2013 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

As we enter into budget season, let us applaud the great elected officials who invest in the power of the arts, and hope that our elected officials realize that they are not "giving" money to the arts, or even just "appropriating."

Eric Holder To Announce Sweeping Reforms For City's Troubled Police Department

AP | KEVIN MCGILL and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 09.23.2012 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS — A court-supervised agreement Tuesday to overhaul the New Orleans Police Department will require the troubled agency to implement t...

Son Of Big City Mayor Arrested For Alleged Drunk Driving

New Orleans Times-Picayune | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics

Mayor Mitch Landrieu's 19-year-old son was arrested early Tuesday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, according to Orleans Parish Sheriff's Off...

New Orleans Police Chief's Best May Not Be Good Enough

James Perry | Posted 01.09.2012 | Crime
James Perry

Something must be done, but we need more than just random action, we need real results. The long-term key to making New Orleans safe lies in addressing root causes of crime.

John Celock

Louisiana Governor Leading Opponents By 50 Points | John Celock | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is on track to easily win a second term during Saturday's statewide elections, which have something of a one-party feel. ...

At Year's End, a Tale of Two Cities

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

We probably should have stayed in New Orleans. At the end of a brief Christmas holiday there, last week's blizzard was edging up the east coast and w...

Mr. French Goes to Washington: New Orleans Bandleader Speaks Out

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dalton-Beninato

"This is a who you know town. If you know somebody you can do anything you want, but if you don't know anybody, you can forget about it. So you have...

Sam Stein

Sharron Angle Spokesperson Denies She Wanted To Withhold Aid From Hurricane Katrina Victims | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle is clarifying -- but not backing down from -- comments she made questioning the timing and compositio...

Sandra Bullock Marks Katrina Anniversary At Clinic

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

NEW ORLEANS — Five years after Hurricane Katrina, Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock returned Sunday to the New Orleans high school she helped...

Hurricane Katrina 5 Years Later: Mixed Recovery In Storm's Wake

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — A mother of four feels trapped in the same New Orleans public housing complex from which she was rescued when flood waters ravaged...

New Orleans Police Under Federal Investigation

AP | KEVIN McGILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — Federal authorities launched a top-to-bottom review of the troubled New Orleans Police Department on Monday, a probe requested by ...

Creighton Bernette is Not Alone

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sandy Rosenthal

HBO's new series called 'Treme' is getting a mountain of press with much of the focus on the character Creighton Bernette played by mega-star John Goo...

BP Oil Spin Meets Katrina Shorthand

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal

I attended the BP Protest in New Orleans last weekend because there is a distinct connect between the oil drilling debacle and the flood of New Orleans. At the center of both disasters are engineers and the lack of adequate legal federal oversight.

President, Governor and Mayor Speak Out, and NYT Weighs In on That Smell

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karen Dalton-Beninato

State, federal and oil company contracted scientists conclude that the Gulf air is untainted: "Who are you going to believe, us or your lying noses?"

Carville CNN Post: New Orleans is "Storming Back"

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Political pundit and professor James Carville has posted an editorial on titled, "New Orleans is Storming Back." Carville lists what he sees...

On Losing in New Orleans

Melissa Harris-Lacewell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melissa Harris-Lacewell

We ran a campaign for change. Change comes through the efforts of citizens who sacrifice for our country, our communities, and our causes. Sometimes we will enjoy great victories and other times painful losses, but the work still calls out to us.

A New Day For New Orleans?

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jordan Flaherty

For the first time in more than 30 years, New Orleans will have a white mayor and a 5-2 majority-white city council.

Mitch Landrieu Elected: La. lieutenant governor elected New Orleans mayor

AP | KEVIN McGILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — Frustrated by term-limited Mayor Ray Nagin's leadership of New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina, voters elected Louisiana Lt. Gov. ...