Mask up, New Orleans! With the recent opening of many long-closed bars, a surge in porch concerts, and the general vibes that, “Huh, maybe we’re through the worst of it” many residents of the Big Easy have been taking it easy when it comes to following COVID-19 restrictions. And our mayor has noticed. Today, Mayor […]
Lieutenant Governor Bill Nungesser wants to restore tourism across Louisiana as the state reopens – and he wants to start by taking control of the French Quarter away from the city of New Orleans.
There is no getting around the fact that face masks are a requirement here in New Orleans. As we work together to help slow the spread of this disease in our city, many of us have been showing off our custom face masks, displaying our support for the city and our creative chops. If the […]
Gov. John Bel Edwards released guidelines today for what Phase 3 may look like across much of Louisiana, but it may not be as much of a “return to normal” as many had hoped.
At a press conference with New Orleans Public Schools (NOLA-PS), Mayor LaToya Cantrell confirmed today that New Orleans will remain in Phase 2, “until kids get back in school.”
“New Orleans is slowly bleeding to death. I don’t know how much longer my job will be able to continue leaking.” It’s a desperate statement, from a New Orleanian on Twitter, that’s all too familiar to those who depend on businesses being open, and life returning to some semblance of normal, in order to […]
One of the best ways to say goodbye to summer is with one last vacation. Soak up as much sunshine as possible, explore attractions near and far, and enjoy a few more days of precious free time before life settles down again in the fall. Our summer vacations might look a little different this year, […]
In breaking news, Senator Bill Cassidy has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the full statement from his office: “Upon being notified last night that he’d been exposed to an individual with coronavirus, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) was tested today for COVID-19. That test was positive. Cassidy contacted his physician and is strictly […]
“We Are in Crisis Mode.” Cantrell Administration Would Slash New Orleans Public Library Funding for 20 YearsAugust 19, 2020
Despite requesting city departments to reduce spending by 20 percent to brace for coronavirus-related revenue shortfalls, the Cantrell Administration has proposed massive cuts to the New Orleans Public Library. The Administration would not only let an existing library millage expire but also reduce an additional millage approved in 2015. The additional reduction would potentially depress […]
Southerneastern Louisiana University student Thora Hughes has started a petition against the planned reopening of campus, citing concerns over infection rates from COVID-19. The Hammond, Louisiana university has a student body of over 14,000 graduate and undergraduates. According to the petition, students will have to attend “hybrid classes” – which means a mix of in-person […]
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