For 17 years, residents in parts of East Baton Rouge, Ascension and Livingston parishes have been paying a local tax to help fund construction of the Comite River Diversion Canal, designed to lower the flood risk of nearby homeowners. Then in 2016, record flooding hit the region — causing billions in damage. The incident only ignited the demand for answers from frustrated taxpayers.
INSIDE THE ARTS
This week on Inside the Arts, the Marigny Opera Ballet kicks off its 4th season of dance with the premiere of Book of Saints. A new full-length ballet inspired by the lives of three saints with an original score by New Orleans composer Tucker Fuller. Then, a double bill as the New Orleans Opera Association celebrates its 75th season with Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci. And, the regional premiere of the Tony Award winning musical, Fun Home, opens Southern Rep Theatre's 31st season. It's...
Updated at 2:57 p.m. ET The question remains "open" as to whether any Americans colluded with the Russian influencemongers who interfered with the 2016 presidential election, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Wednesday. North Carolina Republican Sen. Richard Burr said that after 250 hours' worth of interviews and 100,000 documents — including campaign materials and highly secret intelligence reports — the Intelligence Committee doesn't have an interim conclusion. It needs...
FOOD & DINING
In deepest summer, there is a certain mindset in New Orleans that regards the outdoors as enemy territory. Maybe you’ve succumbed to it once or twice yourself. When this mindset sinks in, the outdoors is something to be monitored and cordoned. You dash from door to door at your own risk, and air conditioning on an outing for dinner or drinks is as necessary as air tanks for a deep sea dive. When true fall arrives, of course, all is forgiven and an outdoor perch is the place to be.