New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has delivered his traditional State of the City address , focusing on the challenges and progress made in the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina. The speech had a more personal tone than those in past years.
A Tulane University researcher recently back from Sierra Leone in West Africa says health care workers treating patients with Lassa Fever are taking precautions similar to those used in the Ebola outbreak. But the risk of a Lassa epidemic is much less than the dangers posed by Ebola cases in that region.
It’s past the half-way mark in this year’s session of the state Legislature. One political expert sees a change in tone on the way.
So far the legislative action has been in House committees. Jeremy Alford, publisher of LA Politics Weekly, says the second half is being controlled by Senate lawmakers in a much different political situation than their colleagues chairing major House panels.
Cowan Institute conducts annual survey on 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.