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Coal train resolution is too tepid for some residents

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer On Wednesday evening, the Gretna City Council approved a resolution calling for coal trains, which could supply a proposed RAM

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Statewide program offers assistance to La. crime victims

By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer The Louisiana Crime Victims Reparations Board (LCVRB) has distributed more than $12 million to Louisiana victims of crimes since 1983.

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Liberty’s Kitchen moves, triples youth development capacity
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer After six months of construction, Liberty’s Kitchen opened its doors to a new and improved facility. Its earthy exterior, which features a veranda and café-style al fresco ...
La. Tax Amnesty Program to run Oct. 15 – Nov. 14
Louisiana Tax Amnesty 2014 will be held from October 15 through November 14, 2014, the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) recently announced. The 30-day tax-amnesty program offers noncompliant taxpayers the ...
Applicants for regional levee board wouldn’t shift support for lawsuit
By Bob Marshall The Lens Gov. Piyush Jindal is trying to appoint people to the regional levee board who oppose its lawsuit against oil and gas companies, but if he had to ...
Over objections of heir, Wisner committee awards $2M to nonprofits
By Charles Maldonado The Lens The Edward Wisner Donation Advisory Committee last week ap­prov­ed 65 grants totalling nearly $2 million, discounting complaints from a Wisner heir that the city is misspending the ...
N.O. holds rally protesting police brutality
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Lafayette Square Park was tightly roped off when a couple hundred protestors gathered there last Thursday night to express their outrage with out-of-control police violence in ...
About Town…
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Jeff President Young Runs for Lt. Gov.… When John Young kicked off his campaign for Lt. Governor last Tuesday, the Jefferson Parish President pledged that ...
NOPD fails to report shooting by officer
Officer turned off body camera before shooting occurred Two days after the Aug. 11 incident, NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas said the late release of information about an officer-involved shooting was a ...
New report details successes and challenges of N.O. schools
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer A new report published last week by Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives details the successes and challenges of the school system in New Orleans with ...

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