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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.

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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

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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 ...
AG Eric Holder says GOP made him a ‘proxy’ to attack Obama
(Special to the AP from The Washington Post) —Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. sharply criticized lawmakers Monday for voting to hold him in contempt of Congress late last month, ...
Did Supreme Court get pat on back — while it kicked poor in shins?
By Steven P. Wallace Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES ( Special from New America Media) — The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on June 28 that validated the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was ...
Advocates hail Supreme Court decision — worry at law’s shortcomings
By Paul Kleyman Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) — Initial reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court’s general upholding of the healthcare reform law late last month ranged from the American ...
RESTORE Act offers Gulf Coast a shot at economic mobility after the oil spill
By Jeffrey Buchanan (Special from Oxfam America and Facing South) — Out of the tragedy of the 2010 BP oil disaster, we could soon see hope emerge. New legislation, the RESTORE ...
Ordinance proposes changing how Orleans at-Large members are elected
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer A spirited set of hearings kicked off Monday afternoon in the New Orleans City Council Chambers as Councilmembers Cynthia Hedge-Morrell (“D”) and Eric Granderson (at-large) introduced an ...

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