Uptown New Orleans is pretty much one big construction site. And a lot of that construction is happening along parade routes. How will the city's major drainage project affect Mardi Gras?
With so many homeless caught up in the criminal justice system, New Orleans holds court at a shelter
Our ongoing series Unprisoned has been bringing you stories of how mass incarceration affects New Orleans. Last time, we learned about New Orleans Municipal Court, the largest criminal court in Louisiana. Today, we follow Municipal Court to the New Orleans Mission — where a large number of homeless people who are facing municipal charges are being served directly.
The U.S. economy added just 151,000 jobs in January while unemployment dropped slightly, to 4.9 percent, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.Economists had expected to see about 190,000 new jobs.The unemployment rate, which has held steady at 5 percent the past few months, dropped slightly to 4.9 percent. It's the first time unemployment has fallen below 5 percent since the recession.President Obama celebrated that benchmark by making a statement on the economy...
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Did you know that more people are scared of public speaking than are scared of heights or spiders? And that, when asked, people rank fear of public speaking as even greater than fear of commitment? Think about that. Many of us are more scared of standing up in front of strangers for 5 minutes than committing to a relationship for a lifetime.