November 2017 Archive

America-and-guns-111317
3 million Americans carry a loaded handgun daily
By Bobbi Nodell Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – New research estimates that three million adult American handgun owners carry a loaded gun daily and nine million do so each ...
Media probe puts spotlight on Louisiana state troopers
Louisiana State Police Superintendent Kevin Reeves has suspended three state troopers and is investigating a fourth after a scathing report by a local news station that has unearthed what appears ...
Permissive gun laws linked to higher homicide rates
(Special from NorthStarNews Today) – Easier access to concealed firearms is associated with significantly higher rates of handgun-related homicide, report researchers.
Justice advocates, D.A.s spar over parole for juvenile lifers
The Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights says the state of Louisiana is violating federal law by denying most murderers convicted as juveniles an opportunity to make parole, Nola.com reported last ...
Transocean's Discoverer Enterprise drillship operates in the Gulf of Mexico.
Feds to hold biggest-ever, oil lease sale in the Gulf
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer With the 2010 BP spill still fresh in many minds, the U.S. Interior Department plans to hold the nation’s biggest oil and gas lease sale in the ...
ACA enrollment surging, even though it ends Dec. 15
By Cash Michaels Contributing Writer (NNPA) – The enrollment period to be covered by the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) began Nov. 1, and is scheduled to end Dec. 15, for those ...
Above is the before and after snapshot of the former Straight University Boarding House and Dining Hall, buitl between 1866 and 1871, located at 1424 N. Claiborne Avenue. The historic building was restored by the Preservation Resource Center using Historic Tax Credits that are on the chopping block under the proposed GOP tax plan. It was the last remaining building associated with Straight, one of the first African-American universities in the state of Louisiana.
La. families could get $1,000 tax cut under GOP bill, while the state’s cities will suffer
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer As one of the poorer states in the nation, the average Louisianian stands to gain under the proposed House GOP tax reform’s middle-class tax cuts, and even ...
NAACP set to change tax status
By Lauren Victoria Burke Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) – After being eclipsed in recent years by Color of Change, Black Lives Matter and other younger, more tec- savvy and politically-pointed groups, ...
WENDELL EUGENE
Another of New Orleans’ music notes goes silent
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Wendell Eugene’s long career found him blowing trombone with Louis Armstrong and decades later with Kermit Ruffins as well as with a host of noted musicians during ...
Senators introduce bill to reduce ‘colossal and completely preventable waste’
By Marshall Allen ProPublica Two U.S. senators introduced legislation on October 31 requiring federal agencies to come up with solutions to the waste caused by oversized eyedrops and single-use drug vials, citing ...

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