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Vouchers are no quick fix for disabled students in Louisiana

By Zoe Sullivan Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) — Last April, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed a new voucher program considered to be

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Louisianians urged to prepare as TS Isaac coasts into Gulf

After declaring a State of Emergency for Louisiana Sunday, August 26, Gov. Bobby Jindal is urging Louisianians to prepare for Tropical Storm Isaac and encouraging

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Legal defense fund established to fight for voucher dollars
By Zoe Sullivan Contributing Writer The fight over the future of public education in Louisiana continues in spite of a judge’s decision in July to deny a request for an injunction against ...
Coastal director says BP must pay to the max
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Garret Graves, chairman of Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, said last week “we will not allow BP to walk out of here, wiping its hands” of ...
Psychiatric hospital is ordered to close
By Zoe Sullivan Contributing Writer The state’s healthcare system has been like a prize fighter on a losing streak. On June 13, the state announced cuts of roughly $551 million from its ...
Tarver has different view of recent Legislative session
By J. Kojo Livingston Contributing Writer Shreveport, LA - Gregory Tarver is the only Black Senator representing Northern Louisiana. Recently re-elected, he is not new to the game of the politics of ...
Be nice or leave!
By Dr. Andre M. Perry Contributing Columnist “Be Nice or Leave!” is a local adage that can be found almost everywhere in New Orleans on signature signs that are popularized by folk ...
Landrieu will seek re-election, likely to face Cassidy in 2014
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Three weeks ago, as the second anniversary of the President’s Health Care Reform passed, and the Supreme Court waxed upon its constitutionality, U.S. Senate Mary Landrieu sent ...
Letter to the Editor: Redefining Louisiana’s Oil & Gas
LOGA redefining the oil & gas industry in Louisiana The April 20, 2010, explosion on BP’s Macondo deep water well — in addition to taking the lives of 11 ...
Two years after the BP disaster, Gulf residents fear for the future
By Jordan Flaherty Contributing Writer On April 20, 2010, a reckless attitude towards the safety of the Gulf Coast by BP, as well as Transocean and Halliburton, caused a well to blow ...

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