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by Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of LABI
Many have stepped up to help us over the years.
The horrific summer of 2005, dominated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, left an indelible mark on New Orleans and our entire coastal area that continues to influence many of our actions today. Hurricanes Gustav and Ike impacted most of our state just a few years later, triggering a collaborative effort that resulted in the largest evacuation in the nation’s history at the time.
On the 12th anniversary of the costliest hurricane in U.S. history, another killer storm is ravaging the states of Texas and Louisiana. Hurricane Harvey has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm, but it is still packing a wallop. In some parts of the Houston area, over 50 inches of rain has been recorded, the highest total in history. The storm will cause havoc for at least another day before finally moving north.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
So many unanswered questions
Mayor Ollie Tyler’s administration’s proposed $150 million multi-use development along Cross Bayou, which was sprung on the city council and the public last week, has left a lot of unanswered questions.
Tomorrow is the Katrina Anniversary Year 12.
It is so frightening and horrifying to see that Houston and the State of Texas, the communities that cared for so many New Orleans citizens, twelve years ago, are now facing the same or very similar problems we then confronted.
President Donald Trump has declared a state of emergency for the State of Louisiana and has ordered assistance to the state.
According to numerous weather reports, the storm has already started to create heavy rain events upon the state with more to continue as Harvey continues an expected eastern course, away from Texas.
Ah, the wisdom found in the New York Times. America’s newspaper (at least according to them) seems to find a reason every week to denigrate the backwards homefolks that populate Louisiana. Certainly some debasement is justified particularly when it comes to disparaging the state’s political establishment. But there’s one area that is sacrosanct and off limits to even the least well informed news editor. Whatever you do or write, don’t mess with LSU football.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is bracing for Tropical Depression Harvey, which is expected to become a Tropical Storm. On Thursday, Governor Edwards will meet with the Unified Command Group (UCG) to receive updates on Tropical Depression Harvey at the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP). Following the meeting, Gov. Edwards will host a press conference to discuss the latest information on the storm
In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a Louisiana Treasurer’s election coming up to replace John Kennedy, now the US Senator.
According to John Couvillion of JMC Analytics and Polling, the Louisiana Treasurer's race is currently a two candidates contest.
Democrat Derrick Edwards is leading the pack with Republican Angele Davis in second, behind by 11 points but significantly ahead of her fellow Republican competitors.
JMC Analytics was commissioned to conduct the poll.
What to do with those Confederate statues that once populated the parks, green spaces and circles in New Orleans, and soon-to-be-elsewhere Louisiana and Red State USA?
It's clear that political correctness is winning and those longing for the memories where men were men and slaves were, well...
So, he are some of the options:
Statues of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu who almost single-handedly has ripped down the long-standing monuments of Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and P.T. Beauregard and who is getting other Mayor's across the nation to follow suit?
So far, the Congressional delegation’s comments about President Trump’s Afghanistan speech has been somewhat muted, although a North Louisiana Congressman freshman has issued a statement in support.
A couple of canaries in a coal mine may send mixed messages to Louisiana concerning its fiscal situation, making Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards both a winner and loser.
Focus is back on the Ku Klux Klan following the tragic violence in Charlottesville last week. The Southern Poverty Law Center released data alleging that the Klan is still active in Louisiana, particularly in the central and northwest part of the state.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
After nine months of being tasked by the Caddo Commission to come up with a recommendation concerning the Confederate Monument on the Courthouse grounds, the Citizens Advisory Committee has finally delivered.
The recommendation came after hours of listening to comments from citizens at public meetings and two failed attempts of reaching a decision because of absent members.