Retired Lieutenant General Russel Honoré is an expert on federal disaster response. As the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, he was responsible for leading and coordinating the military relief efforts across New Orleans and the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina. In May, he was asked to testify in front of the House Oversight Committee on the federal response to COVID-19, and what could have been done better. Shortly afterward, he spoke with Big Easy Magazine to share some of his thoughts on that subject, as well as the upcoming hurricane season.
When you’re sitting at a desk for hours on end, slouching is practically inevitable. Hunching over may seem relatively harmless, but poor posture can put excess strain on your muscles and ligaments. Such strain can lead to several health issues, such as poor blood circulation, arthritis, back and neck pain, and reduced motor skills. To […]
The spread of coronavirus has caused tremendous anxiety and scare among U.S. citizens. The uncertainty it brings does no good in alleviating the fears that lurk in the mind of many individuals, mainly since health is the top issue. Many are wondering what will happen to their social security disability checks now that the disease […]
ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Stephan Lewandowsky studies the way people think, and in particular, why they engage in conspiracy theories. So when the cognitive scientist from England’s University of Bristol observes wild speculation related to the […]
Despite the City of New Orleans entering “Phase One” of its reopening, some workers are fighting their unsafe working conditions – and their causes are gaining traction. While Garden District coffee shop Still Perkin’ was set to open on May 16, barista and café workers went on strike. According to a flyer posted by the […]
It was a contentious debate in the House and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday, May 6. Legislators were arguing House Concurrent Resolution 58. Under the resolution, written by Rep. Blake Miguez (R-Erath), Governor Edwards would no longer be able to declare a public health emergency, at a time of clear emergency. Despite the inflamed opinions […]
Echoing Mayor Cantrell’s announcement that Phase One of reopening the City of New Orleans would begin May 16, Governor Edwards in his 2:30 press conference today announced steps toward reopening the state at large. “After discussing the data with public health experts … we will be moving to Phase One on May 15 – that […]
Yesterday, on May 7, the New Orleans City Council secured a major victory for tenants’ rights and housing justice during the coronavirus pandemic. While the resolution carries no actual authority, it was groundbreaking in its own right. The resolution officially urges the City Courts of New Orleans to suspend all residential evictions through August 24, […]
Every state in the USA has specific medical marijuana laws governing the sale and consumption of this compound. In New York, medical marijuana was legalized through an assembly bill in 2014. However, finding medical cannabis and buying it from a licensed dispensary was a challenging process for the patients. Since 2017, things have become more […]
On Thursday, May 7, 2020, the New Orleans City Council unanimously approved a resolution supporting the federal Medicare for All Act of 2019.
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