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Other charters will get material from closed Lagniappe Academies

by Marta Jewson  The Lens |  0 comments

The nonprofit that ran the school will auction off modular buildings next month. (continued)

  • 05.29.2015
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If Jindal’s anti-gay order reflects Southern ‘values,’ New Orleans has seceded from the region

by C.W. Cannon  The Lens |  0 comments

There’s the Old South and then there’s the Other South. Revulsion over Jindal’s coded bigotry places New Orleans in the latter camp. (continued)

  • 05.29.2015
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Long-shuttered Lake Terrace Shopping Center avoids seizure by the city, for now

by Charles Maldonado  The Lens |  0 comments

Property received at least $225,000 in city money but little has been done since Katrina. (continued)

  • 05.28.2015
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