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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

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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

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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 ...
Architect and design camp recently held for minority students
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer This past July, the Louisiana affiliate of the National Organization of Minority Architects completed their third annual Architecture and Design Summer Camp at the Tulane University School ...
State troopers refute accusations of abuse and racial profiling
The Louisiana State Police, who have been deployed to New Orleans to help the undermanned NOPD get a handle on violent crime, fired back last week at a popular musician ...
‘A Streetcar Named Gaza’ draws a crowd downtown
By Lianna Patch Contributing Writer On the evening of August 1, Egyptians, Jordanians, Palestinians, and New Orleanians gathered for a peaceful demonstration in support of Palestine.
Part of NOLA for Life effort ends grants
By Charles Maldonado The Lens In a sharp and unexpected departure from last year, the financial arm of Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s anti-violence program, the NOLA for Life Fund, is not doling ...
Remembering the Katrina memorial that almost wasn’t
By Mary LaCoste Contributing Writer Within the old Charity Hospital Cemetery, and visible from Canal Street, is a little-known memorial dedicated to those who lost their lives in Hurricane Katrina. It is ...
Firms hoping to build the airport raised their DBE pledges
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Late last week, the Hunt Gibbs Boh Metro team beat out NOLA Airport Builders in scoring by a newly appointed evaluation committee for $546 million to build ...
The area’s “Rethinkers of 2014,” who call themselves Ujima Collective, consist of middle school- and high-school-age students
‘Rethinkers’ continue to take lead in call for youth action
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer On Thursday July 24, Rethink’s Summer Leadership Institute celebrated a “day of action” to call for youth empowerment, and to show off the various projects the ...

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