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City owes millions to New Orleans residents, businesses for work provided

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www.youtube.com – – 2023-08-29 18:40:31

SUMMARY: The city of New Orleans owes millions of dollars to individuals and companies, including one firm that is owed $7,000,000 for completed projects in 2022. This includes unpaid wages for teens who participated in the city's summer job program. City Council members state that this is a recurring issue that is negatively impacting people's lives, with employees unable to pay their rent or other expenses. Contractors are also refusing to do business with the city due to unpaid invoices. Various reasons have been given for the delays, including errors or incomplete information on applications and contractors not inputting their information into a new system. Council Member Moreno is proposing an ordinance to have the legislative auditor audit the city's payment systems. This move is supported by many and is intended to address the ongoing issue.

“There's one firm who's owed $7 million for projects completed in 2022,” Councilmember At-Large, Helena Moreno says.

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Judy Coe McInnis  – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – obitsamericanpress – 2024-02-22 05:00:22

SUMMARY: Judy Coe McInnis, aged 83, from Big Lake, passed away on February 18, 2024. Born in Lake Charles on February 12, 1941, and a 1959 LaGrange High School graduate, Judy was a majorette leader, part of the Homecoming Court, and recognized for her fashion sense. She married Jim McInnis, and after his law studies in New Orleans, they returned to Lake Charles, where Judy joined The Junior League and worked as a tax preparer. An adventurer and hostess, she enjoyed travel, games, and community. Judy is survived by her daughter, siblings, and granddaughters; a memorial service is set for February 24. Donations can be made to a chosen charity.

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Banners: 2024 cultural series runs March 1-April 26 – American Press

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www.americanpress.com Staff – 2024-02-22 04:34:45

SUMMARY: The McNeese Banners Series is scheduled from March 1 to April 26, 2024, featuring 15 events, including musicals, theater, art exhibits, and film screenings. Individual event tickets are $20 and several events are free, with special rates for educators and students. Highlights include “Broadway's Next Hit Musical,” “Yesterday and Today: An Interactive Beatles Experience,” and a diverse range of acts like Ethiopian band QWANQWA, Lightwire Theater's “Ugly Duckling,” and Trout Fishing in America. Opening with a Broadway musical parody, the season includes award-winning musicians, interactive experiences, journalism-focused lectures, and ends with a performance by Trout Fishing in America. Memberships and tickets can be obtained through www.banners.org.

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DOTD to begin roughly $3 million Highway improvement on 568

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www.myarklamiss.com – Vallery Maravi – 2024-02-21 23:12:30

SUMMARY: The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has announced new highway projects for Northeast Louisiana. One of the approved projects includes upgrades to Highway 568 in Concordia Parish. Many residents believe this upgrade is necessary due to the poor condition of the road, which often leads to flat or low tires. The estimated cost for this project is $3 million. Additionally, Highway 15 and Highway 900 will be improved later this year. The improvement for Highway 568 is expected to start in late Spring and be completed within a year if weather permits.

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