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August 14, 2019 - 9:59 am
(AP) -- Businesses along Mississippi's Gulf Coast might be able to get federal aid if they've suffered economic losses due to toxic blue-green bacteria in the water. News outlets are reporting on the process that could enable Small Business Administration loans to affected businesses. At least five...
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August 14, 2019 - 5:22 am
The State of Louisiana has reached a deal that will privatize energy systems across dozens of state buildings, and possibly at universities. Governor John Bel Edwards's administration struck the deal with LA Energy Partners. That's a joint venture between Johnson Controls and Baton Rouge...
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Thomas Perumean
August 13, 2019 - 6:43 am
The City of New Orleans will open bidding on tax liens that are three years old today. Bidding for the lien notes will commence at 8am and run through Thursday at 5pm. Over 12-hundred tax liens are being sold to investors to collect money owed to the city. City Treasurer Jules Nunn says, "we have a...
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Thomas Perumean
August 12, 2019 - 8:17 am
Starting September first restaurants must tell you where their shrimp and seafood comes from. Since Louisiana is known for its seafood eating locally sourced shrimp and crawfish could mean a boost in demand. And that's good news for a seafood industry comprised of family businesses, which have been...
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Thomas Perumean
August 12, 2019 - 5:32 am
NOPD's 1980s era records system, MOTION, is now a thing of the past. It has been replaced by CASTNet. Coming on line last month, CASTNet is a modern software system capable of querying arrest, prosecution and court records from multiple local and statewide databases. CASTNet, can access information...
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August 08, 2019 - 5:19 pm
Qualifying has officially closed and the rosters are set for the fall statewide elections. Locally, sparks began to fly shortly after former Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman, John Fortunato, qualified to run for sheriff in a rematch of the March 2018 special election between him and...
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August 08, 2019 - 4:19 pm
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry won't win re-election without a race. The Republican attorney general drew an opponent in the final hour of the candidate registration period Thursday: Ike Jackson Jr., a Democrat from Plaquemine. With that last-minute signup, all of Louisiana's seven...
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Thomas Perumean
August 08, 2019 - 6:09 am
After a year of work by the Governmental Affairs and other committees the full New Orleans City Council will vote on a slate of new regulations regarding short-term rentals. A lot of expectations are riding on the passage of the new rules. Resident Activist Amy Stelly says her Treme neighborhood as...
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Thomas Perumean
August 07, 2019 - 7:55 am
The Army Corps of Engineers is putting together in an after action report on the performance of the Mississippi River levee system through New Orleans. The paper will combine everything learned about the predictions, preparations, and actions taken in the lead up to Hurricane Barry. Spokesperson...
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Thomas Perumean
August 07, 2019 - 7:32 am
The New Orleans City Council will vote Thursday on an overhaul of short-term rental regulations and it all comes down to one decision: Owner-occupied properties. Housing, community and preservation advocates say the only way to keep neighborhoods from turning into blocks of short-term rentals...
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