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Permissive gun laws linked to higher homicide rates

(Special from NorthStarNews Today) – Easier access to concealed firearms is associated with significantly higher rates of handgun-related homicide, report researchers.

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Justice advocates, D.A.s spar over parole for juvenile lifers

The Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights says the state of Louisiana is violating federal law by denying most murderers convicted as juveniles an opportunity to

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Above is the before and after snapshot of the former Straight University Boarding House and Dining Hall, buitl between 1866 and 1871, located at 1424 N. Claiborne Avenue. The historic building was restored by the Preservation Resource Center using Historic Tax Credits that are on the chopping block under the proposed GOP tax plan. It was the last remaining building associated with Straight, one of the first African-American universities in the state of Louisiana.
La. families could get $1,000 tax cut under GOP bill, while the state’s cities will suffer
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer As one of the poorer states in the nation, the average Louisianian stands to gain under the proposed House GOP tax reform’s middle-class tax cuts, and even ...
NAACP set to change tax status
By Lauren Victoria Burke Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) – After being eclipsed in recent years by Color of Change, Black Lives Matter and other younger, more tec- savvy and politically-pointed groups, ...
All eyes fixed on West Africa as U. S. role in combat grows
(TriceEdneyWire.com/GIN) — With the deaths of four American servicemen in Niger, a window has opened onto U.S. operations in West Africa – an area barely known even to U.S. legislators ...
Widespread problems reported to Election Protection hotline
On Tuesday, Nov. 7, Election Protection, the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter-protection coalition, led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, provided live assistance to more than 1,000 voters ...
Recommendations for November 18 Runoff Election
The next Mayor of New Orleans will arguably set the course of the Crescent City for the next two generations. As we exit the era of post-Katrina recovery, we enter ...
Law enforcement agencies unveil new plan to combat violent crime
Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies recently announced a joint effort aimed at more effectively and efficiently handling violent crime investigations in the New Orleans area, FOX 8 News ...
N.O. City Council to push for funding of early childhood education
By Fritz Esker Contributing writer New Orleans City Council President Jason Williams is calling for a $750,000 budget allocation for early childhood education across the city. The long-term goal of emphasizing early childhood ...
School drinking water will be tested for lead — after filters are installed to remove it
By Marta Jewson The Lens Last year, administrators who oversee public schools in New Orleans couldn’t settle on a way to test drinking water for lead, so they dropped it and decided ...

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