Conservatives plot their course on the rising ‘sea of red’ in state capitals

By Robert Faturechi ProPublica Shortly after the November election, with the nation’s political attention focused on the Trump transition, an influential advocacy group met outside

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In final address: President Obama says ‘post racial’ America was ‘never realistic’

By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — In a tearful televised address before a passionate and exuberant Chicago audience, President Barack Obama gave his

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Punishing poverty through prison costs city millions, study finds
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Just two days before the New Orleans City Council unanimously voted to allow people charged with minor municipal offenses to be released without bail, the Vera ...
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 the college scholarship program. FOX 8 ...
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 District of Louisiana makes ...
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 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 ...

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