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La. hit with flurry of school threats in wake of Fla. mass shooting

Since the Valentine’s Day mass shooting at a Florida high school that claimed 17 lives and fueled a renewed push for stiffer gun-control laws. Louisiana

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Federal anti-poverty program sets sights on La.

By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer As Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a legislative agenda with a specific focus on anti-poverty efforts, a federal program aimed

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Brass Bash celebrates community leader in public health
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer Luke’s House, a community clinic that provides free vital healthcare services to medically underserved and uninsured people, will honor Erica J. Washington, an epidemiologist for the State ...
Governor Edwards releases anti-poverty agenda
Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer On March 11, Gov. John Bel Edwards released his proposed agenda for the 2018 State Legislature session that convened March 12, with a strong focus on reducing poverty ...
Dance festival to break stigma around mental health
By Jade Myers Contributing Writer Dancing Grounds, a New Orleans-based dance company, will showcase young artists at its third annual “Dance for Social Change Youth Arts and Leadership Festival.” The festival will ...
Civic groups file suit against Orleans Parish sheriff
By Meghan Holmes Contributing Writer On March 14, the Orleans Parish Prison Reform Committee (OPPRC) and other local groups filed a lawsuit against Sheriff Marlin Gusman, Darnley R. Hodge, Jared E. Munster, ...
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Black history was celebrated during services at local Episcopal churches
By Tylan Nash Contributing Writer Trinity Episcopal Church, in the Lower Garden District, opened their doors on Feb. 17 to the local chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians for a celebration ...
Moton Elementary School on Abundance Street seen through the fence that surrounds its yard. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency declared the school and area around it a Superfund Site in 1994.
OPSB must pay $12M to students who attended school atop hazardous waste site
By Marta Jewson The Lens A civil district court judge has ordered the Orleans Parish School Board to pay about $12 million to 1,433 former students who attended a school built on ...
New Orleans City Council to consider limited rollback on Airbnb licenses
By Charles Maldonado The Lens The New Orleans City Council advanced a proposal Thursday to limit the number of apartments that can be offered in a single building year-round on Airbnb. ...
The Penalty for the wrongfully accused
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer In a perfect world, Damon Thibodeaux would receive an apology for the 15 years he spent on death row, mostly in solitary confinement, in Louisiana’s notorious Angola ...

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