• Mitch Landrieu Nov 20

    Landrieu Back in Spotlight Tackling Infrastructure, Equity

    As mayor of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieu oversaw billions of dollars in infrastructure repairs and improvements when he took over a lagging recovery from Hurricane Katrina in 2010.

  • United States Aug 25, 2017

    Hurricane Harvey Rainfall Poses Danger to Ill-Prepared New Orleans

    With many of the city’s pumps and turbines out of service, New Orleans officials are studying emergency evacuation plans to prepare for the major hurricane currently churning in the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Harvey may present New Orleans with the biggest threat to public safety since Katrina ravaged the city 12 years ago, NBC News reported. Earlier this month, heavy...

  • Mayor May 20, 2017

    In New Orleans, the Confederate Monuments Are Now All Gone

    They were among the city’s oldest landmarks, as cemented to the landscape of New Orleans as the Superdome and St. Louis Cathedral: a stone obelisk heralding white supremacy and three statues of Confederate stalwarts....
    But after decades standing sentinel over this Southern city, the Confederate monuments are gone, amid a controversy that at times hearkened back to the divisiveness of the...

  • PRESIDENT May 12, 2017

    Removal of Confederate Icons Stirs Nuanced, Varied Reactions

    The statue of the Confederacy’s president had been hoisted from its stone pedestal in the pre-dawn hours and the blue glint of police lights was still visible two blocks away outside the corner laundromat where Carol Patterson sat as diverted rush-hour traffic rolled by....
    “It’s entertaining,” Patterson, 74, said of the hubbub surrounding the Wednesday morning removal of the statue from...

  • Mayor Apr 24, 2017

    New Orleans Takes Down 1st of 4 Confederate Statues

    Workers in New Orleans removed the first of four prominent Confederate monuments Monday morning, making the city the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation of racism and white supremacy. The Liberty Place monument, which commemorates whites who tried to topple a biracial post-Civil War government in New Orleans, was taken away on...

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