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Environment
1:00 am
Thu April 11, 2013

New Science Shows Mississippi River Water Could Kill Marshes, Not Grow Them

The centerpiece of Louisiana's Master Plan to stem coastal erosion is this: divert the Mississippi River to let it flow over the marsh. Sediment in the river is supposed to stick and build up the wetlands, keeping more Louisiana land above water as sea levels rise.

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WWNO | The Lens
2:54 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

WWNO, The Lens shift collaborative strategy to play to strengths

The University of New Orleans, which operates WWNO, today announced revised plans to support a collaborative, nonprofit multimedia news operation, expanding the reporting role of The Lens and increasing the NPR affiliate’s focus on news and cultural information.

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WWNO
4:18 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

WWNO And Three News Partners Win Knight Foundation Grant

The John S. and James L.

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New Orleans Media
6:00 am
Fri August 10, 2012

New Orleans Examining News Outlets as Times-Picayune Cutbacks Approach

Erin Krall WWNO

As the Times-Picayune cutbacks are looming, other media organizations are examining what comes next for news in New Orleans. Several ideas are in play.

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Newsroom Expansion
7:30 am
Mon July 23, 2012

WWNO announces new local news collaboration

In conjunction with today’s expansion of its radio news programs, WWNO is announcing the creation of a community news-gathering collaboration that will increase local news coverage on both broadcast and digital platforms. The news operation will introduce content from a trio of nonprofit news and information partners, bringing together experienced local journalists at a critical point in the renewal of our city, region and community.

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Community
8:23 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Community Impact Series: The Lens

A nonprofit investigative journalism outlet is zeroing in on some of the changes around post-Katrina New Orleans in a new way.

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The Lens: New Orleans Parking Enforcement
7:45 am
Fri March 30, 2012

New Orleans tightens rules on who gets the boot — and parking revenues soar

Motorist's nightmare.
Wikipedia creative commons

 

Feel like the city’s got a boot on your neck? How about on your tire?

There’s a reason why. In the past year, New Orleans parking officials have become much more aggressive in the use of devices that immobilize cars with outstanding parking tickets.

“[W]e used to boot vehicles if they had more than three violations,” said city Department of Public Works parking administrator Zepporiah Edmonds, in testimony Wednesday afternoon before the City Council’s Budget-Audit Board of Review.

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The Lens: Newcomb Boulevard
11:08 am
Thu March 29, 2012

Judge calls Newcomb Boulevard fence illegal; residents’ attorney vows to appeal ruling

City Council approval is needed for fences that block city traffic, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Courtesy of Keith Hardie

 

A drawn-out battle over the right to gate a public street reached a milestone Tuesday when a Civil Court judge ruled in favor of keeping Newcomb Boulevard open.

Residents of Newcomb Boulevard, a ritzy Uptown neighborhood parallel to even ritzier Audubon Place, in 2006 got the go-ahead from the city’s Department of Public Works to block the Freret Street end of the block that runs to St. Charles Avenue.

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The Lens: Taxi Reforms
1:47 am
Tue March 27, 2012

Council to debate taxi reforms that could end up putting more cabs on the street

Taxis would have to take credit cards and comply with other reform measures, if they pass the City Council.
The Lens

City officials Tuesday could take the first moves to expand the city’s number of taxicabs by as many as 120 Tuesday as they discuss a series of ordinances meant to improve the frequently criticized fleet.

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