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By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer To plug Louisiana’s $1.6 billion deficit, the budget fixes proposed in this year’s legislative session can best be called “confused.”
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By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer On May 12, the Louisiana State Senate passed SB 219, an equal pay bill sponsored by Sen. Edwin Murray, D-New Orleans, and designed to prevent gender-based ... RSD moving forward with building school on toxic waste site
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By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer A study released on April 20 by The New York Times’ Upshot column noted, “For every 100 Black women not in jail, there are only 83 Black ... SUNO, UNO rally to fend off cuts
Campus officials, students, alumni and supporters from the University of New Orleans and Southern University at NewOrleans traveled to Baton Rouge last week to present a united front in an ... Family, grassroots leaders demand justice for Henry Glover
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By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer If legislators don’t find a way in the next session to offset at least some of Gov. Piyush Jindal’s ruthless slashing of the state’s higher education ...
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