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Riegel: An arcane ruling with potentially big implications for affordable housing

A recent ruling by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans could have negative implications for the development of quality affordable housing...
Stephanie Riegel Funes column

Riegel: An opportunity for leadership

There are those who expected the sky would fall on the day the U.S. Justice Department announced its decision not to prosecute two Baton...

‘Business Report’ Publisher: Reform is coming to BRPD

Last week was another rough week for our Capital City. With one investigation by the Department of Justice over and another by the Louisiana...

The feds have closed the books on the Alton Sterling shooting, but many questions...

For nearly 10 months after the July 2016 shooting death of Alton Sterling by two Baton Rouge Police officers, the U.S. Justice Department investigation...

When hiring goes wrong: A timeline of Baton Rouge’s CAO fiasco

(Photo by iStock) So that ended poorly. After months of searching for the city-parish’s second-in-command, Mayor Sharon Weston Broome’s choice for chief administrative officer, Troy...

Seven steps: The many stages of DOTD’s project delivery process

(File photo) Traffic complaints in the Capital Region are as common as crawfish, and the state Department of Transportation and Development often finds itself in...

News alert: Officers will not be charged in Alton Sterling’s death, Washington Post report...

The U.S. Department of Justice will not bring charges against the two Baton Rouge police officers involved in the shooting death of 37-year-old Alton...

‘Business Report’ Publisher: Hiring Raiford is a step backward

Most people would acknowledge that a key to success for a CEO, coach or mayor is who they surround themselves with. So, I have...
Stephanie Riegel Funes column

Riegel: How Louisiana lost a $10 billion plant

It wasn’t easy for Tommy Kurtz to leave Louisiana. The former Louisiana Economic Development executive grew up in New Orleans—a Jesuit High School Blue...

‘Business Report’ Publisher: Louisiana can’t afford populism anymore

Government has an insatiable appetite and never seems to get enough money to satisfy its hunger. “More, more, I need more money!” And maybe...

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