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New Orleans had a jump-start on facing its destiny, hastened by failing infrastructure and a lack of political will. What has emerged is an engaged citizenry, determined to cultivate local solutions. We are learning every day what works, and what does not, in building the resilience of this city.

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Not-so-hidden GOP agenda: Help us put EPA on the endangered species list

by Oliver Houck  The Lens |  0 comments

If strangled environmental protection is what we want, we can have that happen very soon. (continued)

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Charter group CEO offered three-year contract with added pay for meeting key goals

by Marta Jewson  The Lens |  6 comments

New Beginnings chief had been working on a month-to-month basis for a year as network explored contract issues. (continued)

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Orleans school board needs clear direction, not a superintendent who will tolerate ambiguity

by Karran Harper Royal  The Lens |  0 comments

Some school board members seem to be searching for the elusive perfect superintendent. (continued)

  • 10.16.2014
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