Media probe puts spotlight on Louisiana state troopers

Louisiana State Police Superintendent Kevin Reeves has suspended three state troopers and is investigating a fourth after a scathing report by a local news station

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Justice advocates, D.A.s spar over parole for juvenile lifers

The Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights says the state of Louisiana is violating federal law by denying most murderers convicted as juveniles an opportunity to

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Above is the before and after snapshot of the former Straight University Boarding House and Dining Hall, buitl between 1866 and 1871, located at 1424 N. Claiborne Avenue. The historic building was restored by the Preservation Resource Center using Historic Tax Credits that are on the chopping block under the proposed GOP tax plan. It was the last remaining building associated with Straight, one of the first African-American universities in the state of Louisiana.
La. families could get $1,000 tax cut under GOP bill, while the state’s cities will suffer
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer As one of the poorer states in the nation, the average Louisianian stands to gain under the proposed House GOP tax reform’s middle-class tax cuts, and even ...
N.O. City Council to push for funding of early childhood education
By Fritz Esker Contributing writer New Orleans City Council President Jason Williams is calling for a $750,000 budget allocation for early childhood education across the city. The long-term goal of emphasizing early childhood ...
School drinking water will be tested for lead — after filters are installed to remove it
By Marta Jewson The Lens Last year, administrators who oversee public schools in New Orleans couldn’t settle on a way to test drinking water for lead, so they dropped it and decided ...
Hundreds of La. prisoners released due to criminal justice reform initiative
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer Nearly 2,000 convicted inmates in prisons throughout Louisiana were released early on Nov. 1, kicking off a comprehensive criminal justice reform initiative state lawmakers approved earlier this ...
Have Louisianians lost their taste for the Alphabet soup?
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer North Louisiana Republican State Sen. Neil Riser had a curious strategy to earn a runoff slot in the La. Treasurer’s race. Actively campaign for—and pay to ...
National reparations conference to convene in N.O.
Attendees will include reparations pioneer John Conyers, actor-activist Danny Glover and daughters of Frantz Fanon and Kwame Nkrumah As the issue of reparations for the historical crimes of African enslavement ...
New Orleans’ legendary ambassador, Fats Domino, dies at age 89
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer When Fats Domino sat at the piano to perform, his vocal microphone was always at the side closest to the audience. Each time he began to sing, ...
Grambling State shooting suspect turns himself in
The suspect in a shooting that killed a Grambling State University student and his friend after an altercation on the historically Black college’s campus turned himself in Thursday.

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