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Find the latest breaking news and in-depth features from around Louisiana and the Gulf Coast, right here on 89.9 WWNO.

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Episodes

A Drainage System Inspection Plan, An Ochsner Med School Offer And More Louisiana News

Feb 19, 2020 242

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Street Preacher's Claim Of Unconstitutional Arrest Rejected, And Other Louisiana News

Feb 18, 2020 129

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

New Orleans Judge Resigns Amid Harassment Probe, And More Louisiana News

Feb 14, 2020 188

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Plan To Deepen Mississippi River Gets $85 Million And More Louisiana News

Feb 12, 2020 220

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Firefighters Fight 'Excessive Overtime,' Guilty Plea In Black Church Burnings And More Louisiana New

Feb 11, 2020 296

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Army Corps of Engineers Moves To Phase I Flood Fight And More Louisiana News

Feb 8, 2020 252

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Freeze Warning In New Orleans, LSU Linebacker Arrested And More Louisiana News

Feb 7, 2020 234

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Scaffolding Collapse, Retired Cop Accused Of Stealing And More Louisiana News

Feb 6, 2020 263

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Tariff Woes In Big Ports, The Power Balance In The Capitol And More Louisiana News

Feb 5, 2020 235

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered

Stalled Executions, Pelican Island Rebuild And More Louisiana News

Feb 4, 2020 213

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Friday, January 31, 2020

Feb 1, 2020 154

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Thursday, January 30, 2020

Jan 31, 2020 278

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Jan 30, 2020 328

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Jan 28, 2020 306

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Monday, January 27, 2020

Jan 28, 2020 300

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Friday, January 24, 2020

Jan 25, 2020 148

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Thursday, January 23, 2020

Jan 24, 2020 209

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Jan 23, 2020 203

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Jan 22, 2020 136

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Monday, January 20, 2020

Jan 21, 2020 213

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Friday, January 17, 2020

Jan 18, 2020 187

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Thursday, January 16, 2020

Jan 17, 2020 351

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Jan 16, 2020 242

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Jan 15, 2020 324

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Monday, January 13, 2020

Jan 14, 2020 165

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Friday, January 10, 2020

Jan 11, 2020 238

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Thursday, January 9, 2020

Jan 10, 2020 424

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Jan 9, 2020 246

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Jan 8, 2020 163

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Monday, January 6, 2020

Jan 7, 2020 457

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Friday, January 3, 2020

Jan 4, 2020 248

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Thursday, January 2, 2020

Jan 3, 2020 245

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Friday, December 20, 2019

Dec 21, 2019 241

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Thursday, December 19, 2019

Dec 20, 2019 236

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Dec 19, 2019 256

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Dec 18, 2019 225

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Monday, December 16, 2019

Dec 17, 2019 300

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Friday, December 13, 2019

Dec 14, 2019 316

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Thursday, December 12, 2019

Dec 13, 2019 326

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Dec 12, 2019 259

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Dec 11, 2019 291

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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Monday, December 9, 2019

Dec 10, 2019 355

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Evening Newscast for Friday, December 6, 2019

Dec 7, 2019 272

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Friday's top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Thursday, December 5, 2019

Dec 6, 2019 204

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The day's top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Dec 5, 2019 245

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The top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Dec 4, 2019 250

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The day's top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Monday, December 2, 2019

Dec 3, 2019 222

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A summary of the top local stories as aired on New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Nov 28, 2019 202

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Evening Newscast for Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Nov 26, 2019 177

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The evening's top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio News on All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Monday, November 25, 2019

Nov 26, 2019 272

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The top local news stories aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Friday, November 22, 2019

Nov 23, 2019 241

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The top local news stories from New Orleans Public Radio as aired during All Things Considered: Governor Edwards declares State of Emergency * Louisiana reports 2nd death from vaping * Governor Edwards says he’s optimistic * Teen Jordan charged in 90 mph crash to plead insanity * Bayon says messages weren't meant as threats

Evening Newscast for Thursday, November 21, 2019

Nov 22, 2019 260

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A summary of New Orleans Public Radio's top local news stories as aired during All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Nov 20, 2019 134

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An afternoon summary of regional / local news heard on New Orleans Public Radio's broadcast of All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Monday, November 18, 2019

Nov 19, 2019 415

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An afternoon summary of regional / local news heard on New Orleans Public Radio's broadcast of All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Friday, November 15, 2019

Nov 16, 2019 257

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An afternoon summary of regional / local news heard on New Orleans Public Radio's broadcast of All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Thursday, November 14, 2019

Nov 15, 2019 214

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An afternoon summary of regional / local news heard on New Orleans Public Radio's broadcast of All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Nov 13, 2019 371

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An afternoon summary of regional / local news heard on New Orleans Public Radio's broadcast of All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Nov 13, 2019 318

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An afternoon summary of regional / local news heard on New Orleans Public Radio's broadcast of All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Monday, November 11, 2019

Nov 12, 2019 483

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An afternoon summary of regional / local news heard on New Orleans Public Radio's broadcast of All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Friday, November 8, 2019

Nov 9, 2019 385

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An afternoon summary of regional / local news heard on New Orleans Public Radio's broadcast of All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast for Thursday, November 7, 2019

Nov 8, 2019 345

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An afternoon summary of regional / local news heard on New Orleans Public Radio's broadcast of All Things Considered.

Evening Newscast, Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Nov 7, 2019 319

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Evening Newscast, Tuesday November 5

Nov 6, 2019 307

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Newscast Monday, November 4, 2019

Nov 4, 2019 400

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An afternoon summary of regional / local news heard on New Orleans Public Radio's broadcast of All Things Considered.

Short-Term Rental Ordinance Heads To New Orleans City Council

Oct 6, 2016 260

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The New Orleans City Council is preparing for a long and emotional debate October 20 on how to deal with short-term rentals. An ordinance is on the table that’s designed to regulate the industry that many credit for letting them make enough money to stay in their homes. Others argue that an abundance of visitors staying in neighborhoods throughout the city is ruining their quality of life.

New Orleans Struggling To Regulate Short-Term Rentals

Sep 28, 2016 250

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Love them or hate them, short-term rentals are booming in New Orleans. On October, the City Council is expected to make its first vote on regulating short-term rentals. It’s considering rules proposed by the City Planning Commission. One of the biggest points of contention is whole-house rentals. Many locals say that when short-term visitors rent whole homes, it changes neighborhoods.

Recent Floods Lend New Weight To Hurricane Katrina Anniversary

Aug 29, 2016 259

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On this eleventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, officials gathered to remember the dead. As WWNO’s Tegan Wendland reports, they held a prayer service and wreath-laying ceremony. This year’s memorial feels especially poignant, as parishes across southern Louisiana reel from devastating floods. Mayor Mitch Landrieu and several city council members were flanked by brass musicians and drummers in a somber procession placed colorful floral wreaths at the base of the mausoleums at the Hurricane Katrina Memorial. It’s in the Historic Charity Hospital Cemetery in Mid City, and opened in 2008, when 98 unidentified bodies were finally laid to rest. Officials honored them, and the nearly 2,000 others, who died because of that storm. City coroner, Jeffrey Rouse, described the shared memories of that day, “Do you remember the ungodly howl of that wind? The pit in your stomach when you saw that water rising on your street? The chill when you heard the levees were breached?” Families across

Louisiana Ignored Dire Forecasts And Flash Flood Warnings

Aug 22, 2016 188

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Tens of thousands in Louisiana were surprised by floods last week. In a changing climate, what more can be done to warn communities that the weather can do things they aren't used to? RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: The devastating floods in Louisiana stretch over 20 parishes. And the Red Cross has said it's the biggest natural disaster in the U.S. since Superstorm Sandy. At least 13 people have died. Tens of thousands of residents of south Louisiana were caught off guard by the water, in spite of dire forecasts and flash flood warnings. Reporter Ryan Kailath of member station WWNO tried to figure out if anything more could have been done to get people to safety. RYAN KAILATH, BYLINE: The night before heavy floods inundated Baton Rouge, Linda Smith saw forecasts calling for up to 15 inches of rain, and she got a flash flood warning. But Smith's neighbors had told her that in 40 years here, their homes had never flooded. So the next day, Smith sat on her porch to watch the rain come down. LINDA

With Flooded Homes, Louisianans Wonder Where They'll End Up

Aug 22, 2016 228

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The cleanup continues after record floods devastated Louisiana. Relief organizations are on the ground in, trying to help thousands of victims of the floods that devastated Baton Rouge. But some in a downtown shelter say it is not enough. Mallory Falk of WWNO found out that many are renters, and some would like to leave the area altogether.

Mourners Gather In Baton Rouge To Remember Alton Sterling

Jul 15, 2016 265

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WWNO is covering the funeral of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge. Events open to the public begin 8 a.m. Friday, July 15, with the funeral expected to begin at 11 a.m. Expected guests include Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-New Orleans). The proceedings are being held at the F.G. Clark Center on the campus of Southern University.

WWNO Reporter Describes Arrest While Covering Baton Rouge Protests

Jul 11, 2016 387

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WWNO's Ryan Kailath was arrested Saturday while covering a protest near Baton Rouge police headquarters. The event drew members of the New Black Panther Party. Police in riot gear engaged in a standoff with the group, during which Kailath was one of many arrested and charged with simple obstruction of a highway. WWNO's Eve Troeh spoke with him about what happened.

Baton Rouge Convulsed By Another Night Of Protests, Scores Arrested

Jul 11, 2016 289

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This story is being continuously updated. Protests continued in Baton Rouge Sunday evening, six days after the shooting death of Alton Sterling by a Baton Rouge police officer. Large crowds of protestors collected in several different areas of the city, met by police in riot gear. At least 50 people were arrested. With reporting from Baton Rouge by Jesse Hardman, Tegan Wendland and Bryan Tarnowski.

Baton Rouge Gathering For Alton Sterling Remains Peaceful

Jul 7, 2016 93

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Protests continued in Baton Rouge last night over the police killing of 37-year-old Alton Sterling. WWNO’s Ryan Kailath was there.

Brexit Effect May Hit New Orleans Region

Jun 27, 2016 86

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The international markets are reopening today after Friday’s announcement that the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union. One economic development expert considers how New Orleans will handle what’s ahead.

Sharon Litwin, Longtime New Orleans Arts Advocate, Dies After Cancer Battle

Jun 27, 2016 61

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A driving force behind the arts and cultural communities in New Orleans has passed away.

New Orleans Seeks Permanent Supportive Housing For Homeless Throughout The City

Jun 6, 2016 346

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As New Orleans makes way for more downtown parking, police and health workers conducted another sweep under the Pontchartrain Expressway in March of homeless people living in makeshift encampments of tents and bedding. Eileen Fleming has this report on where they went, how they’re adapting and what the city is planning.

Google Adds Some Of New Orleans Museum Of Art Collection To High-Resolution Portal

May 27, 2016 20

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The New Orleans Museum of Art has announced that about 100 pieces from its permanent collection will be available to millions of people through a Google portal.

Louisiana State Senate Working To Rectify Budget Before Session Ends

May 25, 2016 120

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The regular session ends in just two weeks, and the Senate Finance Committee is now grappling with the budget sent over from the House. Governor John Bel Edwards expects a difficult two weeks.

New Orleans Amps Up Mosquito Research To Combat Zika

May 23, 2016 256

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The recent outbreak of the Zika virus has New Orleans on edge. The Gulf Coast is considered the most vulnerable part of the U.S. Mayor Mitch Landrieu has asked Congress for money to fight Zika , as the city continues local efforts to understand the mosquito-borne disease.

Orleans Parish School Board Considers Controversial Funding Formula

Mar 16, 2016 121

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The Orleans Parish School Board considered a controversial new funding formula last night. The school board meeting was unusually packed with students, parents, teachers and charter CEOs. Many wore lime green T-shirts that said: families and schools for fair funding. To them "fair" means new system that gives schools more money for students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and students who are overage or several years behind. But it gives less for gifted and talented students. Nine-year-old Matthew Guyton and his father Morgan spoke in support of the plan. "I have some challenges with writing," Matthew said. "And I have teachers that help me get better with my writing. And there are some people other than me out there that still are smart but have problems with things." "We have some great teachers at Encore Academy that are helping my son," Morgan said. "But I will say that what we've experienced is that they are overextended and they need more staffing to be able to

GNO, Inc. Focusing On Government, Public Safety Reforms

Mar 11, 2016 90

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The annual meeting of the Greater New Orleans, Incorporated business development group is normally a chance to reflect on success stories and progress. This year’s gathering had a twist, coming by chance on the day after a disappointing budget special session by the state legislature.

Xavier University Gets New President

Feb 26, 2016 66

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Xavier University in New Orleans has a new president. C. Reynold Verret took the position last summer, but the formal inauguration is this week.

Coast Guard Overseeing 'Pink Sludge' Cleanup In 17th Street Canal

Feb 25, 2016 69

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Local, state and national agencies are responding to an oil-related incident in Jefferson Parish over the weekend. Pink sludge was found in the 17th Street Canal and it’s not yet public knowledge how it got there. The Coast Guard is overseeing the cleanup, which is ongoing. It says 900 gallons of waste lubricant came from Delta Petroleum. The company’s website says it blends and packs lubricants and oils. A company spokesman says it notified state police, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the East Jefferson Levee District on Sunday. It has hired OMI Environmental Solutions, an oil spill response organization, to clean it up. John Lopez, with the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, says the spill appeared contained. He’s not worried about oily stuff getting into the lake, but says it seems unusual that a spill like this would happen in this area. “You don’t usually expect even these accidental -- or maybe illegal -- discharges to occur along these canals, which

Louisiana Students Protest Cuts To Higher Education

Feb 25, 2016 82

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College students from across Louisiana gathered at the state capitol on Wednesday to protest budget cuts, as the legislature met to discuss the state's budget shortfall. Classes at public universities have been canceled or over-enrolled. Favorite professors have been laid off. And now, predictions of severe cuts to the state's scholarship program, TOPS. Keiyanu Mattocks is supposed to start classes at LSU Alexandria this summer. "Not everybody can pay out of pocket," he says. "I've been working my entire life to get into college. And seeing it like this now, I'm not gonna be able to live out my dreams." Mattocks joined what appeared to be thousands of other students at the rally, which was organized by the Council of Student Body Presidents and state Board of Regents. Governor John Bel Edwards made a brief appearance and reaffirmed his commitment to higher education. "I know that we cannot continue with annual double digit tuition increases," Edwards said. "I do not want to end TOPS. I