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Even if voters reject proposed library tax, options for increased funding still exist

by Charles Maldonado  The Lens |  0 comments

Use our calculator here to determine how proposed tax would affect your bill. (continued)

  • 04.24.2015
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Early results from study of river sediment show enough to make diversions work

by Bob Marshall  The Lens |  0 comments

Further research necessary, scientists say; state still hasn’t made final decision on building diversions. (continued)

  • 04.23.2015
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Young charter school, Bricolage, to get John McDonogh campus on Esplanade

by Marta Jewson  The Lens |  0 comments

Decision means the site returns to control of the Orleans Parish School Board. (continued)

  • 04.22.2015
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