Dannah Sauer

Dannah Sauer

A Lucky Dogs vendor serves a customer near Jackson Square in New Orleans.

New Orleans ends Lucky Dogs’ monopoly on French Quarter food pushcarts: report

By: and - November 17, 2023

The New Orleans City Council took action Thursday to end one company’s near-exclusive deal to sell food from pushcarts in the French Quarter, following a series of WVUE-TV Fox 8 investigations. The council voted unanimously to change an ordinance that’s been in place since 1972. That ordinance says the only way to obtain a permit […]

This Louisiana town runs largely on traffic fines, and the mayor is your judge

By: , and - November 16, 2023

The village of Fenton, outside the oil and gas town of Lake Charles, covers only about 20 blocks. There’s City Hall. The library. One gas station. A small public housing complex. A Dollar General. A grain elevator. A Baptist church. Drivers headed to east Texas from central Louisiana go right through town, passing it all […]