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Stakes are high as lawmakers mull changes to TOPS, report finds

The fate of the TOPS program is weighing heavily on the minds of students and their families across Louisiana as lawmakers consider measures to overhaul

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DOJ releases report on online misconduct

A Justice Department report into money send to the once-anonymous online postings of two former federal prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern

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Women’s health post-abortion bill passes house committee
By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer Proposed legislation that would provide for a streamlined approach to the post-procedure health and medical attention of women who undergo abortion procedures passed the Louisiana House of ...
Future of children’s health insurance program (CHIP) put into question
By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer The 2015 expiration of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has advocates asking Congressional leaders to commit to funding the program beyond the expiration date. CHIP, which provides ...
Local groups host Affordable Care Act enrollment and information session
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. New Orleans Alumnae, the Daughters of Charity and 1Voice present an Affordable Care Act Enrollment and Information Session New Orleans, LA - Delta Sigma Theta ...
Risk assessment faces death by budget cuts
By Zoe Sullivan Contributing Writer The city council chamber buzzed Tuesday afternoon as audience members filled the room waiting for an opportunity to offer testimony. Jackie Clarkson chaired the meeting, flanked by ...
Council criticizes Safety and Permits at hearing
By Karen Gadbois http://thelensnola.org November 7 marked the beginning of the City Council hearings on Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s $491 million proposed 2013 budget. The first agenda item of the ...
Endorsement recommendations
In 2008, minority voters did something that pundits had long ruled impossible. African-Americans voted at levels at—or above—Caucasians. They had a motivation, healing an ancient national wound by putting ...
Companies pledge to reform NOPD as consent decree monitor
By Tom Gogola http://thelensnola.org Seven companies from around the country want the multi­million-dollar job of overseeing the New Orleans Police Department’s implementation of a federal consent decree. The seven bids ...
N.O. blindsided by Johnson indictment
The Louisiana Weekly Staff Reports District E City Council-man Jon Johnson, a New Orleans businessman and former state legislator, became the latest public official snarled by the U.S. Attorney’s ...

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