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New Orleans settles suits in Danziger Bridge, Glover and Robair cases

Eleven years after two horrific, officer-involved shootings less than a week after Hurricane Katrina flooded 80 percent of the city and a brutal beating by

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State police to begin wearing body cameras Jan. 1

The Louisiana State Police announced last week that it will equip about 700 troopers with body cameras, adding that it will represent the largest deployment

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HUD grants $18.9M in funds to help New Orleans fight homelessness
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer On December 20, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $45,603,512 in Continuum of Care (CoC) grants to support 153 homeless housing and service ...
Family of slain NOPD officer still waiting for justice
Several days after an Orleans Parish jury convicted Cardell Hayes of manslaughter in the death of former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith, the family of a beloved NOPD officer ...
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New Orleans’ public housing will be smoke-free by third-quarter 2018
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Smoking has been restricted for awhile by public housing authorities in San Antonio, Houston, Seattle, Detroit, Boston and other cities. In August 2018, a nationwide ban inside ...
Expect more intense rainstorms and flooding in southern La.
By Bob Marshall The Lens Living in southern Louisiana without flood insurance is a bigger gamble after this news from researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research: If the climate continues ...
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Texas company eyes pipeline through Atchafalaya Basin
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — Energy Transfer Partners, the Dallas-based company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, suffered a setback earlier this month when the Army Corps of ...
Tulane’s forum on public transit exposes frustration of commuters
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer At Tulane University’s Hillel House, panelists addressed questions of how New Orleans can create more accessible and more efficient public transit in the forum “Intersection: Public Transit, ...
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Pioneering Black broadcaster and promoter is immortalized
Larry McKinney, a legendary Black broadcaster and music promoter who paved the way for many of today’s broadcasters of color and radio personalities, was honored in a way that ...
This Fannie Mae REO in an African-American neighborhood is poorly maintained with dirty walls and windows and dead leaves littering the yard.
N.O. group joins in a discrimination suit against Fannie Mae
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Fannie Mae’s foreclosed homes can be a bargain, and you might have considered buying one. But in enclaves of middle- and working-class African Americans and Latinos, ...

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