La. State Police chief retires amid probes, controversy

Just weeks after news stories surfaced about four Louisiana state troopers who misused public funds to pay for unauthorized stops at Las Vegas and the

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Orleans Parish school district broke state rules by extending charter application deadline without permission

By Marta Jewson The Lens The Orleans Parish School Board broke state rules when it extended its deadline for charter school applications without permission, according

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How to reverse incarceration in Louisiana: Thirteen steps to stop being first in being last
By Bill Quigley Contributing Writer Louisiana was recently named “Worst State” in the nation, again. One of the reasons was the state’s 50th ranking in crime and corrections. Being ...
Task force lays out plan for prison population reduction
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer Louisiana has long been known as the world’s prison capital, incarcerating more of its people than anywhere else. Now, leaders of a task force aimed at criminal ...
City Council takes steps to protect low-income renters
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer Shawanda Holmes knows about substandard housing in New Orleans. As recently as June, she was renting out a home with a gaping hole in the wall, big ...
New NOPD unit takes aim at gun violence
After witnessing a rise in the number of murders committed in 2016 and a steep uptick in gun violence this year, the NOPD is taking steps to turn things around. ...
Youth organizations lobby against Life without Parole
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Last year, the passage of a bill raising the age of juvenile jurisdiction in Louisiana from 16 to 17 years old marked a victory for advocates ...
U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite resigns
By David T. Baker Associate Editor Kenneth A. Polite, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, submitted his resignation last Friday to President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, ...
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Zulu takes center stage at Carnival festivities
The Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club, a historically Black carnival krewe that dates back to the early days of the 20th century when segregation ruled and the City That ...
St. Aug. Purple Knight members of the marching band class of 1967 reunite at the Rex Den on Feb. 21, 2017 after their band was the first African American band to march in a Rex parade 50 years ago. They will parade on The Calliope as part of the Krewe of Rex on Mardi Gras day 2017.
Rex and Marching 100 alum commemorates historic parade 50 years ago
By Kevin Foster Contributing Writer The Rex Den on South Claiborne Avenue filled with nostalgic laughter the morning of February 21 with Purple Knight alumni from St. Augustine ...

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