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By Sam Tabachnik The Lens After seven years without an across-the-board raise, New Orleans police officers should be accorded a 20 percent pay hike phased

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Controversial school property tax proposal on December ballot
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer The disagreement over proposed new legislation renewing and repurposing property tax dollars into a fund for school facility maintenance isn’t a disagreement over the fact that ...
Educational initiative hopes to jumpstart workforce
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer A group of education administrators, politicians, and business leaders gathered for a luncheon and dialogue at the top of Canal Place agreed on one thing: kids ...
Faulty shale gas wells contaminated drinking water
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – Drinking water has been contaminated in Texas and Pennsylvania as a result of shale gas drilling, and the cause was faulty gas ...
Feast Day Mass at St. Maria Goretti Oct. 4
The St. Maria Goretti Church Haiti Partnership will celebrate its 2014 Feast Day Mass in solidarity with its partner church, Sainte Therese de L’Enfant Jesus, Darbonne, Haiti on Saturday, October ...
A 14-year-old Black teen shot, killed by Terrebonne Parish sheriff’s deputy
“The cops feel they have the right to just go in and shoot. What happened to protect and serve? He had it on his mind to kill.” – Comeako Tillman, Cameron ...
8th Annual Southern obesity summit scheduled for October
By Rosemary Eng Contributing Writer (Special from The NorthStar News & Analysis) — For big problems, like obesity in Ameri­ca, solutions can come in small steps like the “walking school bus.” ...
Federal judge takes NOPD to task
NOPD asks for more money for additional cameras A federal judge said Wednesday that the penalties for NOPD officers not turning on their body and/or dashboard cameras needs ...
The high cost of child poverty in America
By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Just released U.S. Census Bureau data reveal 45.3 million people were poor in America in 2013. One in three of those who are poor is ...

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