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Judge rules school voucher law is not constitutional

By Zoe Sullivan Contributing Writer The decision will be appealed, no matter which side won. Interviews with parties following the Act II education constitutionality lawsuit

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Teachers face tough choices as charter schools drop pensions

By Jessica Williams http://thelensnola.org Daunted by the high cost of the state teachers pension system, charter schools are switching to 401(k)-style plans, forcing longtime teachers

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The Hard Truth – The Boissiere defection and bad ethics
By Min. J. Kojo Livingston Contributing Writer The tail-tucking flip-flop of Lambert Boissiere on the lowering of the ridiculous phone rates in Louisiana prisons and jails is bad, really bad. But it’s ...
Claimants opt out of proposed BP medical settlement
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer A medical portion in the proposed, $7.8 billion class-action settlement with BP will satisfy some residents who became ill from the 2010 spill but hundreds of others ...
Jindal’s opening gambit
So, he’s running again, already. In the week following the Presidential elections, Governor Piyush Amrit “Bobby” Jindal has indirectly announced his bid for the 2006 White House…along ...
Drunk driver kills 7, family wants justice
By J. Kojo Livingston Contributing Writer In Slaughter, Louisiana, people are up in arms about the handling of a case of vehicular homicide that left seven people dead. Issues of race and ...
Tarver slams special session supporters
By J. Kojo Livingston Contributing Writer In response to Governor Piyush “Bobby” Jindal’s post-session budget cuts, legislators across the state have begun calling for a special session. Officials are divided as to ...
Temporary housing planned for two parishes after Isaac
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Homeowners in Plaquemines and St. John the Baptist parishes, hammered by Isaac in late August are eligible for temporary housing, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said last ...
Seven years after Katrina, a divided New Orleans
By Jordan Flaherty Contributing Writer Seven years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has become a national laboratory for government reforms. But the process through which those experiments have been carried out rarely ...
Louisiana reporting double digit cases of West Nile infections
By David T. Baker The Louisiana Weekly The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reported last week that 24 new cases of human West Nile infections have been reported ...

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