The Power Shuffle
The diaspora provoked by Katrina and Rita is still under way, moving around people, political influence and regional culture.
By Jeremy Alford
Do You Know What It Means to Myth New Orleans?
One of the Crescent City's biggest challenges is overcoming inaccurate reports and stereotypes that formed in the immediate wake of Katrina.
By Katy Reckdahl
Rough Road Home
Vermilion and Iberia Parish residents have finally secured funding from the Louisiana Recovery Authority, but lack of a master rebuilding plan leaves their small towns at risk.
By Mary Tutwiler
Tracking the continuing odyssey of a resourceful 6-year-old who was separated from his family for days after Hurricane Katrina.
By Leslie Turk
Like It Was Yesterday
Emotions are still raw and strained in the tight-knit community of Mouton Cove, where residents seek comfort in each other.
By Jeremy Alford
An Independent Weekly investigation reveals the state's emergency shelter program is still awash in bureaucratic confusion and finger-pointing.
By Nathan Stubbs
Hurricane Rita decimated Cameron Parish, but residents say they're still living in the shadow of Hurricane Katrina.
By R. Reese Fuller
The fishing communities of lower St. Bernard Parish bore the brunt of Katrina's winds and storm surge. Now they're fighting federal indifference and incompetence.
By David Winkler-Schmit
A Fistful of Hope
New Orleans residents navigate the peaks and valleys of their post-Katrina world.
By R. Reese Fuller
Media back in NOLA, Blanco wants to maintain Guard control and more
By The Independent Staff
By Greg Peters
Posters with a Purpose
The Hurricane Poster Project opens a special exhibition at the Old State Capitol on Aug. 29.
By Scott Jordan
Abbott and Costello Rebuild New Orleans
A legendary comedy skit reimagined post-Katrina
By Michael Tisserand
Sounds of the Storm
An all-star benefit concert DVD and a veteran New Orleans brass band's reinterpretation of a classic Marvin Gaye album provoke mixed emotions.
By Scott Jordan
Capturing Katrina and A Watery Grave
Four documentaries remind the world that the Gulf Coast still needs help, while Spike Lee's documentary shows how democracy failed in Hurricane Katrina's dark flood.
By Shala Carlson and Felicia Feaster
Cocktails and deals for the holidays
New York Times best-selling author speaks on accomplishments
NOLA Bowl ready with tribal prints
Panthers coach Ron Rivera sees one potential flaw with his team's stellar defensive play so far this season. "Apparently we like to bite on the double moves," Rivera said.
Computer hackers may have gained access to the personal information of thousands of Louisiana residents who use debit cards issued by JPMorgan Chase for three state agencies, authorities said Wednesday.
Jim Purcell, who has been in the job since February 2011, notified the Board of Regents about his decision at its monthly meeting.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday, December 05, 2013.
Hushed plans for a commercial development along the Louisiana Avenue portion of the Holy Rosary campus put the future of longtime tenant EarthShare Gardens in jeopardy.
If a recent advertisement in The Daily Advertiser is any indication, speculation the local daily will be implementing the “Butterfly Project” could be more of a reality than the Gannett-owned paper’s top execs are willing to admit.
Mettenberger injured his left knee while unloading a 32-yard completion in the fourth quarter of No. 14 LSU's 31-27 victory over Arkansas last Friday, and LSU coach Les Miles confirmed the severity of the injury on Wednesday.
A majority of the blocks in Proposed Sale 225 are subject to revenue sharing under the Domenici-Landrieu Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act, which provides that the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas share in 37.5 percent of the bonus payments.
NOLA bowl pieces with volume
He throbbed our hearts and now he’s coming home.
An ordinance to phase out a 2 percent rebate to Lafayette merchants for collecting and remitting on time sales taxes cleared the City-Parish Council by a 6-3 vote.
The Cane Fire Film Series will be screening The Savoy King, a feature documentary on Swing-era drummer-bandleader Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald, and Harlems Savoy Ballroom.
Louisianans are the fourth most likely to use profanity yet also the fourth most likely to be courteous. So, please, just kiss my a** ... if it’s not too much trouble.
Enter your family photo album favorite for a chance to win big.
The state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority voted Tuesday to authorize two lawsuits against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
A long night on the field in Seattle got even worse off of it, and now the Saints are operating on a compressed time-frame as they brace for surging Carolina with first place in the NFC South at stake.
Public school letter grades, teacher evaluations and student promotion won't be affected by Louisiana's shift to more rigorous educational standards for two years, the state's top school board decided Tuesday.