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Job training now required for thousands of La. food stamp recipients

A major change in the state’s food stamp program took effect July 1: Food stamp recipients who are not disabled, employed or in school are

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Report shines light on pricey meals at Criminal Court

If you’ve ever served on a jury, you’ve most likely been treated to lunch. Sometimes it’s sandwiches, other times burgers. But a FOX 8 investigation

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State attorney general and sheriff defy mayor to bring down murder rate
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer It was notable that neither NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison nor Mayor Mitch Landrieu appeared at the July 1 press conference seeking to pool metro and state police ...
Legislative session bright spot: Re-entry program that stops recidivism
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer For all the talk of the deficit, and all the budgetary machinations, likely the Legislation with the most long-term impact has been Orleans Criminal District Court ...
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Famed photographer’s archive is donated to the Historic New Orleans Collection
The photographic treasures of Harold Baquet, whose work spans three decades and captured the flavor and culture of Black New Orleans and chronicled important events in the history of Black ...
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New Orleans locals benefitting from Essence Fest
By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer Every niche has its place, and that’s especially true for local entrepreneurs that competed for visibility and opportunities in Essence Festival’s economy. Among those were:
Essence 2016
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The Essence Festival, the “party with a purpose,” celebrates its 22nd edition this year from Friday, July 1, to Sunday, July 3, at its nighttime extravaganza at ...
Gusman, DOJ settle receivership battle over jail
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer After just six full days of an extraordinary hearing in federal court, the United States Department of Justice and Sheriff Marlin Gusman have reached a compromise over ...
Darryle Holloway and Judge Lionel Collins post offices approved
Last week, President Barack Obama signed into law two bills designating post offices to be renamed after fallen veteran NOPD Officer Darryle Holloway and Louisiana civil rights legend Judge Lionel ...
Luxury riverboat cruise line to start up in Jefferson Parish
The French America Line inaugurated its operations on Friday at a ceremony in front of Gretna City Hall, promising to create dozens of jobs for low income aspirants in Louisiana ...

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