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7:18 am
Fri May 15, 2015

New Orleans City Council Approves Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

The New Orleans City Council has approved a major revamp of the city’s zoning plan. The vote came after four years of meetings and several hours of last-minute debate.

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7:42 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Tulane Survey Shows Progress In New Orleans Public Education

New Orleans residents are feeling better about their public schools. A Tulane University report shows 59 percent of those surveyed found the city network of charter schools has improved public education.

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7:06 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Appeals Court Sends Dead Zone Ruling Back To Federal Judge

2014 Gulf of Mexico hypoxia readings.
Credit NOAA

A federal judge has been ordered to review his decision on the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.

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5:16 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

More New Orleans High School Graduates Heading To College

Champions Square was jammed with high school seniors celebrating their college plans.
Credit Eileen Fleming / WWNO

Hundreds of graduating high school seniors gathered at Champions Square Friday morning to celebrate their academic success. Officials at the second annual Senior Shout Out hailed the graduation rate of 73 percent – up from 54 percent 10 years ago.

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4:01 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

'Rise of the Rest' Tour Bus Makes A Stop In New Orleans

Startup Go To Interview makes a pitch at the Rise of the Rest tour stop in New Orleans.
Frank Gruber Flickr

Steve Case is one of the founders of the technology company AOL. This week, he’s leading a bus tour across five Southern Cities to get a closer look at local startup businesses. On Friday, the Rise of the Rest bus tour makes a day-long stop in New Orleans.

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8:14 am
Fri May 8, 2015

UNO Economic Outlook Focusing On VA Hospital Impact

The University of New Orleans is holding its annual Economic Outlook summit today, with Latter and Blum Realtors. This year’s review will focus on how one project in New Orleans is affecting the regional economy.

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7:59 am
Wed May 6, 2015

Katrina Flooding Hearing Set In New Orleans

A closed-door hearing will be held today in federal court over Hurricane Katrina flooding damage. It’s become a controversy in the nation’s capital.

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5:54 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

Google 'Security Princess' Visits New Orleans, Speaks At UNO

Google "Security Princess" Parisa Tabriz speaks to students at UNO about information security.
Adam Norris UNO

The self-appointed Google "Security Princess," Parisa Tabriz, has worked on information security for nearly a decade. She started as a "hired hacker" software engineer for Google's security team. As an engineer, she found and closed security holes in Google's products, and taught other engineers how to do the same.

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8:00 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

New Orleans Federal Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of Border Patrol Agent Involved In Fatal Shooting

A federal appeals court in New Orleans has ruled the family of a teenager shot and killed in Mexico by a Border Patrol agent who fired across the Texas line cannot sue in a US court. The Justice Department had ruled the agent did not break any laws.

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7:47 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Walter Reed Indicted On Corruption Charges

Former St. Tammany Parish District Attorney Walter Reed has been indicted on federal corruption charges. The longtime law enforcement officer is vigorously denying any wrongdoing.

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