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‘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

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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

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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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La. Weekly reaches milestone, celebrates 90th anniversary
This week The Louisiana Weekly, one of the longest-running and most widely read publications owned and operated by people of color in the Deep South, celebrates its 90th year of ...
Capital One announces Bayou Classic business challenge
New Orleans, LA - Capital cash for cellphone One Bank announced this week its Capital One Bank Bayou Classic Business Plan competition, which it hopes will help small businesses in ...
Proposed LNG exports raise coastal concerns
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Louisiana has been called Dubai and also Qatar on the Bayou because of its extensive oil-and-gas production and processing activities. Planned export terminals for liquified natural gas ...
Jindal’s raid on our trust funds
As the election for the payday loans rayne la next President approaches, I feel it is my responsibility as a former Louisiana State Senator to enlighten you about a possible ...
About Town…La. educational officials ‘dismiss’ dead children
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Libba and Hy McEnery run a small, Christian outreach program, ministering to African-American teenagers of Pigeon Town, the area stretching from Oak Street to Hollygrove. And, they ...

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