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Mayoral candidates stand for musicians’ rights

Mayoral candidates stand for musicians’ rights

Caleb Beck

September 21, 2017


Filed under City, Life & Times, Politics

Eight New Orleans mayoral candidates participated in a community forum to discuss their promises advocating musicians’ rights in their policy agendas.   Organized by local cultural advocacy group The Ella Project, candidates were interviewed en masse in Carver Theater on Monday, Sept. 11...

Police: bike thefts “the biggest thing right now happening on campus”

Mairead Cahill

September 20, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Worldview

A spike in Uptown bicycle thefts have some Loyola students concerned about security on campus as the New Orleans Police Department described the issue as a “major problem.” In the weekly Second District NOPD MAX meeting, a district informational discussion, on Sept. 5, officials discussed the...

Caribbean, Florida start picking up the pieces after Irma

Caribbean, Florida start picking up the pieces after Irma

John Casey

September 20, 2017


Filed under National, Showcase, Worldview

Hurricane Irma tore through the Caribbean and eventually made its way up the state of Florida earlier this month, leaving behind a trail of devastating flooding and wind damage. Irma broke records as the strongest Atlantic basin hurricane in history outside of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea,...

New Orleans’ entire East Bank under boil water advisory until further notice

New Orleans’ entire East Bank under boil water advisory until further notice

Nick Reimann

September 20, 2017


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

The entire East Bank of Orleans Parish is under a precautionary boil water advisory until further notice, the Sewerage & Water Board announced Wednesday morning. According to an email sent by the Mayor’s Office, the move comes as a result of a power fluctuation causing a drop in water pressure...

Top mayoral candidates visit Loyola for forum

Top mayoral candidates visit Loyola for forum

Nick Reimann

September 20, 2017


Filed under City, Politics, Showcase, Worldview

The campaign arrived on campus Tuesday night with New Orleans’ top three mayoral candidates meeting for a forum in Nunemaker Hall to discuss plans — including one even calling for a relocation of City Hall — for properties in the city. A recent poll showing former judges Michael Bagneris and Desiree Charbonnet, as well as councilwoman La...

Mandeville weighs options to improve flood protection

Mandeville weighs options to improve flood protection

Barbara Brown

September 19, 2017


Filed under Showcase, State, Worldview

As Mandeville continues to see routine flooding from tropical systems, residents near the city's lakefront are considering options to improve drainage and protection systems. Flooding from nearby tropical systems has long just been a part of life on the lakefront, where most homes are raised to offer...

Biology professor to conclude nearly 10-year research project in joint regeneration

Biology professor to conclude nearly 10-year research project in joint regeneration

India Yarborough

September 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Worldview

Loyola University Joint Regeneration Research in Action from John Casey on Vimeo. As a child, Loyola biology professor Rosalie Anderson held a love for the natural world. “I attribute my love for biology to, definitely, my family life,” she said. Anderson grew up in Ocean Springs, Mississippi — th...

Mayoral candidate speaks at Tulane University

Andrew Callaghan

September 6, 2017


Filed under City, Politics, Worldview

Campaign season came to Tulane's campus last week as mayoral candidate LaToya Cantrell touted her plans to address city issues, taking questions from the 70 or so students in attendance at Josephine Louise Hall.Cantrell first came to the spotlight for leading the Broadmoor neighborhood through recover...

Cassidy-Graham healthcare plan would see cuts to Medicaid in Louisiana

Cassidy-Graham healthcare plan would see cuts to Medicaid in Louisiana

Jack Deorio

September 6, 2017


Filed under Politics, Showcase, Worldview

It's been almost a month since Senate Republicans rejected four Affordable Care Act repeal bills, leaving federal and state policymakers to call for a more transparent, bipartisan approach in healthcare reform over the summer recess.The recently proposed "compromise" bill led by Senators Bill Cassidy (...

Local affordable housing officials discuss budget concerns

Local affordable housing officials discuss budget concerns

Jamal Melancon

August 30, 2017


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

With a new mayor and new members of City Council on the way, affordable housing officials reached out to the community to get them involved in the budgeting process. The Albert & Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design hosted a red beans roundtable on Aug. 21 for a panel of affordable housing...

Hurricane Harvey slams Houston, U.S. Gulf Coast

Hurricane Harvey slams Houston, U.S. Gulf Coast

John Casey

August 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Worldview

Floodwaters reached the rooflines of single-story homes earlier this week and people could be heard pleading for help from inside as Harvey poured rain on the Houston area for a fourth consecutive day after a chaotic weekend of rising water and rescues.The nation's fourth-largest city remained mostly...

Jefferson and Freret intersection closes again — this time for three months

Jefferson and Freret intersection closes again — this time for three months

Melody Bigelow

August 30, 2017


Filed under City, Worldview

For students like Joseph Sweet, the stress of going back to classes is not the only challenge for the upcoming school year. Over the next three months, students, residents and business owners will face difficulties as road work on Jefferson Avenue continues. Living there, Sweet has adapted to the co...

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