New Orleans politics

Scoot
April 23, 2019 - 12:02 pm
Have you noticed that many of the controversial debates between Americans fail to focus on the actual issue being debated? When New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell suddenly and secretly lowered the threshold for generating tickets to motorists in school zones a passionate debate erupted, but most of...
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Scoot
April 22, 2019 - 11:36 am
When a politician insists something is true even though it is not true, trust in government is lost; and the concept of transparency becomes murky. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s insistence that her decision to reduce the threshold for writing speeding tickets to motorists in school zones was...
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Newell Normand
March 21, 2019 - 10:17 am
If you have a sinking feeling about Sewage & Water Board, you’re right on the mark. More than half of the water treated by Sewage & Water Board is leaking into the ground. The cost? Millions! Newell Normand spoke with H.J. Bosworth, a local engineer with Levees.org , to try and get a handle...
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Newell Normand
January 30, 2019 - 6:46 am
Among all their other problems, New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board is struggling to pay its bills. Here are some of Newell Normand's HOT TAKES about what's going on with an operation in crisis: Last year, New Orleans spent an exorbitant amount of money dealing with emergency repairs and to ensure...
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Newell Normand
September 25, 2018 - 8:41 am
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell displayed the revamped seal of New Orleans last week, asking people on Twitter, “Notice anything different?” Newell Normand had a lot to say about it, and here are some of his HOT TAKES : Let me go on the record: I don't care. If we're worried about the city's seal...
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August 23, 2018 - 2:58 pm
Newell Normand talked with New Orleans City Councilmember Joe Giarrusso about the recent turmoil that involved SWB executives getting sizable pay raises…then Mayor LaToya Cantrell removing those top execs. Check out some of Newell’s HOT TAKES : There was obviously a breakdown in communication. The...
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Scoot
August 21, 2018 - 12:44 pm
I love New Orleans, but... New Orleans may be the most tradition-rich city in America. The city is older than the country, and the many cultures that contributed to the foundation of New Orleans helped create a unique cultural landscape that continues to place New Orleans at the top of the list of...
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Newell Normand
May 26, 2018 - 3:29 pm
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell stopped by the studio to spend an hour with Newell Normand. They drilled down on lots of key issues: What's the plan to get new leadership in the Sewerage and Water Board and instill public confidence in the organization? Two weeks into your term, have there been...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
May 02, 2018 - 3:46 pm
HELP WANTED: Custodian of invaluable three hundred year old treasure. Duties include maintaining and improving treasure without changing anything. Current owners desire everything fixed with extremely deficient budget. Actual repairs are to include no inconvenience to anyone at any time. Previous...
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