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State officials deny assessment, say they are working to prevent voting interference

By Meghan Holmes Contributing Writer The Institute for Southern Studies compiled research on states’ election security and concluded that many states, including Louisiana, urgently need

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Mayor-elect Cantrell, state AG reach accord

After more than five months of legal squabbling over a subpoena filed by the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office to gain access to New Orleans Mayor-elect

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Fired cop who shot Alton Sterling wants his job back
NAACP seeks special prosecutor Former BRPD Officer Blane Salamoni, one of the two officers involved in the July 5, 2016 fatal shooting of Alton Sterling, was terminated March 30 by Baton ...
N.O. East residents respond to zone change request
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer Several residents and community leaders gathered at the New Orleans City Hall Council Chambers to speak against a request for a zone change that would impact areas ...
La. bill requiring unanimous verdicts in felony cases advances
A Louisiana Senate committee advanced a bill proposing a constitutional amendment that would require juries to reach unanimous verdicts in all felony cases.
Recommendations for the March 24 elections
Jefferson Parish voters will cast their ballots on Saturday in the first truly competitive Sheriff’s race in decades. Two distinct visions for the future of the JPSO will confront ...
New Orleans, and its police department accused of secretly using controversial software to combat crime
Explosive allegations recently surfaced that accuse the City of New Orleans and the New Orleans Police Department of secretly using policing technology in its effort to fight crime. But City ...
City council decision paves way for rezoning of port-owned wetlands for industrial use
By Della Hasselle The Lens The New Orleans City Council has paved the way for the Port of New Orleans to develop two parcels of marshland along the Intracoastal Waterway that environmentalists ...
New Orleans East residents decry utility committee vote
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer At the Mary Queen of Vietnam Church last Friday morning, a couple dozen people hustled and hurried across the church parking lot and in and out of ...
Housing Alliance sues banks for blight in Black communities
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, along with the National Fair Housing Alliance and 18 other civil rights organizations from across the country, filed a ...

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