Hilcorp seeks dredging permit a year after dragging drilling barge through shallow water

By Michael Stein The Lens Dozens of oystermen and coastal residents spoke out at a public hearing Thursday night, arguing that the state shouldn’t grant

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Filing taxes could be free and simple

By Jessica Huseman ProPublica But H&R Block and Intuit are still lobbying against it Here’s how preparing your taxes could work: You sit down, review

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For-profit colleges gain beachhead in Trump Administration
By Annie Waldman ProPublica Until June 2016, Taylor Hansen lobbied for the largest trade group of for-profit colleges. At the forefront of its agenda: eliminating a rule known as “gainful employment,” which ...
Nation adds jobs elsewhere, but Blacks are left standing in the unemployment line
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — The nation’s businesses added 235,000 jobs in February but the companies obviously didn’t hire in the Black community where the unemployment ...
Wells Fargo commits $60 billion to increase Black homeownership
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — Wells Fargo & Company has set aside a staggering $60 billion to lend to at least 250,000 Black homeowners by the year 2027.
Rules frozen by Trump could melt away
By Jesse Eisinger ProPublica Ridding day care centers of fluorescent lightbulbs with toxic PCBs. Requiring a backup engineer on freight trains to avoid crashes. Restricting drones from flying over people.
Local business owner helps parents collect child support
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer Editor's note: This story originally published with the former name of Simone Spence's company, Child Support Services. It has been update to reflect the new name of ...
National Black Caucus of State Legislators call for debt collection reform
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer ( — When many consumers think of billion-dollar industries, banks and Wall Street often come to mind. Yet there is another industry in the same lucrative ...
South sees slight dip in union membership
By Chris Kromm Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — As unions gear up for two high-profile union drives in Mississippi and South Carolina, recent figures show union membership has plateaued or ...
Black History Month and Black health
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer ( — Race is everywhere in medicine. Most health statistics are broken down by race. Despite a pervasive belief that race represents clear-cut and genetically distinct groups ...

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