Monique Kaur Nicholson

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If food stamps or Road Home funds are there for the taking, they'll be taken: Jarvis DeBerry | NOLA.com

In the summer of 1997 word spread through New Orleans that an ATM in the city was dispensing twice the amount requested without reflecting that …

Oil & Gas Association president fails to appear in court Tuesday, delaying trial until March 10 | NOLA.com

Louisiana Oil & Gas Association President Don Briggs Tuesday again failed to appear in a Baton Rouge courtroom for a hearing on the association's …

Louisiana minimum wage bills to be introduced, seeking increases over federal minimum | NOLA.com

A handful of Democratic lawmakers are planning to push to raise the minimum wage in Louisiana during this spring's legislative session. The state is …

Planned Parenthood is working to expand health care in New Orleans: Melissa Flournoy | NOLA.com

Last spring, elected officials, clergy, doctors, patients, partners and volunteers joined together to break ground on a new Planned Parenthood health …

Two Hurricane Isaac looters sentenced to 20 years in prison in New Orleans court | NOLA.com

Two men convicted of attempted looting during Hurricane Isaac were handed down 20-year prison sentences by an Orleans Parish judge on Tuesday (Feb. …

Jefferson Chamber Foundation Academy celebrates its 2014 graduates | NOLA.com

A'lisann Charles left her high school because they thought she couldn't graduate. At 17 in her freshmen year and with a one-year-old son to support, …

Political action committees and lobbyists that owe more than $93,000 in ethics fines: List | NOLA.com

State officials in November said they would target politicians and groups that owed ethics fines, including going after the bank accounts and state …

Flash flood watch issued for southeastern Louisiana, including Baton Rouge and New Orleans, through Wednesday morning | NOLA.com

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch through Wednesday morning for all of southeastern Louisiana, including Baton Rouge and …

St. Tammany Parish school district warns parents about 'inappropriate' social media behavior | NOLA.com

The St. Tammany Parish public school district has sent a letter home to parents to make them aware that school leaders and law enforcement agencies …

House steps up on flood insurance, offers major fixes: Editorial | NOLA.com

After resisting the notion for months, the U.S. House of Representatives is poised this week to vote on dramatic changes to the 2012 Biggert-Waters …

150 customers without power in Algiers | NOLA.com

About 150 customers in Algiers were without power around 7 a.m. Wednesday, according to an outage map from Entergy. The power company said a failed …

Electric chair should be execution option in Louisiana, state lawmaker says | NOLA.com

Louisiana is the latest state seeking to resurrect use of the electric chair, as corrections officials team up with state legislators nationwide to …

Louisiana coastal restoration board approves $725 million 2015 budget for levees and restoration work | NOLA.com

Louisiana's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority on Wednesday approved a $725 million plan for fiscal year 2015 that includes $477 million …

Orleans Parish Prison cross: Photo of the Day | NOLA.com

Sometimes the smallest details reveal the most information. At a news presser to announce that the temporary FEMA tents at the Orleans Parish Jail …

Orleans Parish District Court judges have new plan to build courthouse, The Lens reports | NOLA.com

Judges at Orleans Parish Civil District Court remain determined to replace their aging courthouse, even though they are getting no help from state or …

Bobby Jindal's presidential aspirations examined by Washington Post | NOLA.com

Gov. Bobby Jindal might not be willing to say whether he is running for president or not, but Washington Post opinion writer Kathleen Parker sure …

N.O. city employee arrested on 202 counts of child pornography | NOLA.com

A New Orleans city employee was in jail Wednesday (Feb. 26), booked on 202 counts of possession of child pornography.<p>Douglas Paulson was arrested …

Jefferson Parish receives award in pollution prevention | NOLA.com

For its work addressing water pollution, the Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs received an award on Feb. 26 from the state …

Southern gay rights activists launch regional same-sex marriage effort | NOLA.com

A massive gay marriage advocacy effort kicked off across the South on Monday (Feb. 24), as lawmakers and LGBT activists pledged to spend $1 million …

Should Louisiana have a minimum wage? | NOLA.com

Louisiana is one of a few states that does not have its own minimum wage on the books. Instead, it abides by the federal minimum wage, set at $7.25 …

Louisiana schools superintendent White unveils proposal to redesign career diploma | NOLA.com

Superintendent of Education John White has outlined his proposal for overhauling Louisiana's career-track diploma for high school students who don't …

Mary Landrieu profiled by NPR | NOLA.com

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., was the subject of a feature story on NPR's Morning Edition show Tuesday. Reporter Ailsa Chang traveled to Lafourche …

Louisiana coastal authority approves $725 million 2015 plan for levee and restoration work | NOLA.com

Louisiana's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority on Wednesday approved a $725 million plan for fiscal year 2015 that includes $477 million …

Cox Communications to cut 246 jobs in Louisiana, rehire 150 for Baton Rouge center | NOLA.com

In an effort to centralize its call center operations, Cox Communications will eliminate 246 positions in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Acadiana, …

Heroin antidote saves lives, but critics fear supplying it to addicts will encourage drug abuse | NOLA.com

CAMDEN, N.J. -- As deaths from heroin and powerful painkillers skyrocket nationwide, governments and clinics are working to put a drug that can …

Jefferson Parish Housing Authority hires Texas-based consultant as next executive director | NOLA.com

The Jefferson Parish Housing Authority on Wednesday selected Juan Patterson as its next executive director.<p>Patterson is currently a Plano, …

Is that first-grader a future drop-out? and other links on the web: Jarvis DeBerry | NOLA.com

Can you tell as early as first-grade if a student is likely to be a high-school dropout? Joshua Starr, the superintendent of schools in Montgomery …

Today's Carnival Recipe from Our Files: Stuffed Mushrooms with Crawfish | NOLA.com

Need a special dish to take to a special parade party? Look no further. It's crawfish season, and although they're small so far, the flavor is good. …

Should the electric chair be brought back as execution option in Louisiana? (poll) | NOLA.com

Since 1991, the only lawful execution option for convicted criminals sentenced to death in Louisiana has been lethal injection. However, state House …