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Tear gas deployed by New Orleans Police Department officers floats into a crowd of protesters on the Crescent City Connection in New Orleans. June 3, 2020.
Travis Lux / WWNO

The City of New Orleans could soon create rules intended to limit the use of tear gas “and other chemical compounds” by law enforcement officers within the city limits.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

Parents and teachers have long felt boxed out of the back-to-school conversation, but at Monday’s special City Council meeting almost everyone had a chance to speak.

Marta Jewson / The Lens

Members of the New Orleans City Council on Thursday initiated the process to renew a quarter-percent sales tax in the French Quarter that has funded Louisiana State Police patrols in and around the French Quarter for the past five years. The council members were meeting as the governing authority of the French Quarter Economic Development District.

Michael Isaac Stein / The Lens

New Orleans City Council President and declared candidate for Orleans Parish District Attorney Jason Williams appeared via video conference in federal court on Friday and pleaded not guilty to charges of tax fraud.

Lawmakers in New Orleans have gotten an update on two costly disasters that won’t be resolved for several months — the very visible October hotel construction site collapse on Canal Street and the December covert cyber attack on city computers.

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