Katie Sikora

Shortly after Cherice Harrison-Nelson, otherwise known as Queen Reesie, donned her Mardi Gras feathers and crown in 2020, she began to see many people in her community contract COVID-19.

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NOLA Public Schools suspended mobile testing programs Friday after learning state provided tests could result in false negatives, the district said in a press release.

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Public school classrooms will remain closed for at least another week as New Orleans distances itself from its latest COVID-19 surge.


Louisiana’s oil and gas industry is balking at President Joe Biden’s efforts to curtail fossil fuel extraction.

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After transitioning most students to online-only instruction two weeks ago, New Orleans public school officials are expected to revisit their decision Thursday.