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Baton Rouge police fatally shoot Black man selling CDs outside of convenience store

By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Louisiana has largely escaped the national rancor over police shootings of unarmed Black men – that is until the early

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Second Special Legislative Session leaves $347M deficit unplugged

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The final budget, approved by the Senate at 10 pm on Thursday (and the House with just 15 minutes prior

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Grambling State president steps down after less than one year on the job
After less than a year at the helm, Grambling State University President Dr, Willie D. Larkin, the historically Black public university’s ninth president, has announced his resignation. Larkin, appointed by ...
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 ...
Portion of state deficit plugged, income tax hike fails
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Last week, the La. House of Representatives’ Ways & Means Committee rejected Gov. John Bel Edwards’ attempts to plug the $600 million deficit through ...
‘Ban the box’ bill passes in La. Legislature
Despite Louisiana’s reputation as the world’s “prison capital” and a state where there is a dire need for criminal justice reforms, a glimmer of hope shined through last week as ...
After flood officials ransomed their data, colleagues say protection is in place
By Bob Marshall The Lens As hurricane season approaches, most New Orleanians might feel safer behind the new $14.5-billion system of concrete floodwalls, monster pumping stations and towering surge barriers. But six months ...
A second special session: Business or gas tax hike?
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer A Special Session to raise taxes has never looked more likely, as of Thursday, May 25, 2016, when the Senate Finance Committee was advised by Gov. John ...
Stakes are high as lawmakers mull changes to TOPS, report finds
The fate of the TOPS program is weighing heavily on the minds of students and their families across Louisiana as lawmakers consider measures to overhaul the college scholarship program. FOX 8 ...
Doris Robinson, wife of legendary GSU football coach, dies
Doris Robinson, the wife of legendary Grambling State University football coach Eddie G. Robinson, passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 96. The Eddie G. Robinson Museum, ...

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