Fried Chicken Fest Returns in Fall, Moves to Lakefront

The annual National Fried Chicken Festival has announced a new home along the New Orleans Lakefront as the festival approaches its fifth-anniversary event taking place on Saturday, Oct. 23 and Sunday, Oct. 24. The new location will provide festival goers with more than one million square feet of waterfront views, which...

State Rep. Willard’s Bill to Cap Increases on Property Tax Assessments at 10 percent Passes House, Advances to Senate

State Rep. Matthew Willard's proposed Constitutional Amendment to limit assessment increases on residential properties in Orleans Parish at 10 percent annually is on to the Senate after passing in the House of Representatives today (Monday, May 10). "I made a promise to the people of District 97 that I would take action to...

House Committee Kills Housing Bill that Would Have Expanded Protections to LGBTQ Community

By Ryan NelsenLSU Manship School News Service ​BATON ROUGE -- An attempt to align Louisiana with federal laws on housing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity failed Monday, with Republican lawmakers using some interesting, if not questionable, logic to kill the bill. Rep. Aimee Freeman, D- New Orleans, said her bill, HB282, would have eliminated discrimination in housing sales...

City Council Will Resume In-Person Meetings

For the first time since the pandemic began over a year ago, the Council will hold its next regular meeting on Thursday, May 20 in person at City Hall. The meeting will take place at 10 a.m. in the Council Chambers. Citing the public health dangers posed by COVID-19, the...