White tells BESE he is unfairly being targeted

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- As Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White looks on early this month, Board of Elementary & Secondary Education member Jane Smith, second from right, speaks to other BESE members about Common Core.
Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- As Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White looks on early this month, Board of Elementary & Secondary Education member Jane Smith, second from right, speaks to other BESE members about Common Core.

In a sign of rising tensions over Common Core, state Superintendent of Education John White told Louisiana’s top school board Wednesday that he is being increasingly and unfairly targeted personally for possible wrongdoing by Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration and its … Continue reading→

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Letter: Lawsuit should run course

Quin Hillyer’s latest rant attacking the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East’s lawsuit against oil companies misses all the important points. First, the companies destroyed much of the coast. That’s undisputed. … Continue reading→

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GM issues 6 more safety recalls

In this April 21, 2009, file photo, General Motors world headquarters is shown in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, file)

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles.The latest recalls cover almost 718,000 cars and trucks. The largest is for faulty seats in just over … Continue reading→

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Video: Thomas hopes Demons' strong finish continues this season

Northwestern State won three of its last four games to end last season, and Demons coach Jay Thomas is confident that his experienced team can continue that momentum this season. Click here to see the video. Continue reading→

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Online efficiency plus hands-on execution puts locally-sourced goods on the table

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Staff at Good Eggs review their plans for delivering the day's haul of local foods to customers around the area.

Customers of the local foods distributor Good Eggs click through a beautiful website constantly updated with appetizing photos of raw ingredients and hand-made prepared foods, while an ever-evolving array of software keeps the wheels turning behind the scenes. But … Continue reading→

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Review: La Roux returns with sexy, sassy second LP

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Coming off an artistic hiatus after a widely acclaimed, Grammy Award-winning debut, La Roux returns in force with an off-beat, electrifying and synth-pop second album.“Trouble in Paradise” showcases the new La Roux, singer-songwriter Elly Jackson minus producer Ben Langmaid, who … Continue reading→

Photos

Photographer Larry Schirling reveals beauty, funkyness of Fauburg Marigny

An address close to Franklin street The Fauburg Marigny has emerged in recent years as a home and haunt of creative people.  Indeed the neighborhood itself presents a colorful, yet funky, palette to draw inspiration. WWL-TV videographer Larry Schirling followed this muse and made these photos of a place that is uniquely New Orleans.

 New Orleans' storied Fauburg Marigny has emerged in recent years as a center of creativity. Continue reading→

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