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Endorsements for the Saturday, March 25, 2017 special election

Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, Division C: Paula Brown This may constitute one of the hardest electoral decisions Orleans Parish voters have had to

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Judges OK removal of Confederate-era statues

By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer City government aims to have statues down by May 19 On Monday, March 6, a three-judge panel from the

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La. has a critical shortage of public defenders
With Louisiana already bearing the dubious title of “prison capital of the world” and New Orleans being so closely associated with mass incarceration and unconstitutional jailing and policing, the last ...
NOPD makes adjustments to hiring practices
Just weeks after the NOPD federal consent decree monitor reported major problems in the police department’s hiring practices, including allowing questionable applicants to move forward in the hiring process, ...
Spreading Art in the Neighborhood
By Naomi Hill Contributing Writer In New Orleans art is seen everywhere you look, including on neighborhood energy boxes. Now on one utility box on the corner of North Miro and Dumaine ...
Residents, officials begin tornado recovery process
After New Orleans East residents and business owners were hit February 7 with the strongest recorded tornado in city history, the arduous process of figuring out how to bounce back ...
La. AG advocates for ‘stop and frisk’ in N.O.
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer In his first year, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has taken a particular interest in New Orleans’ murder problem. A Trump supporter, Landry minted the Louisiana ...
N.O. unveils $40M plan to improve public safety
City officials unveiled an ambitious, $40 million initiative aimed at improving public safety across New Orleans with a special emphasis on keeping visitors to the city safe and providing police ...
Constable makes offer to assist NOPD
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Interdepartmental “loaning” of police officers has become all the rage in New Orleans of late. Last Wednesday, citing the recent shooting of a five-month-old infant in ...
In final address: President Obama says ‘post racial’ America was ‘never realistic’
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — In a tearful televised address before a passionate and exuberant Chicago audience, President Barack Obama gave his departing speech Tuesday night, imploring African ...

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