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Sen. Murray’s equal pay bill passes in La. Senate

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

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RSD moving forward with building school on toxic waste site

By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Despite strong evidence that dangerous toxins lurk in the soil as far as 15 feet below the surface of

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Feds seek reinstatement of Danziger convictions
Federal prosecutors have asked an appeals court to reinstate the convictions of five former NOPD officers on civil rights charges stemming from the deadly shootings of six unarmed civilians on ...
Study: La. Black men are vanishing
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
The family of a Black man killed nearly a decade ago by New Orleans police less than a week after Hurricane Katrina gathered Wednesday outside the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s ...
La. retains nation’s and world’s highest incarceration rate
For the first time since 2012, Louisiana’s prison population is starting to decline, The Associated Press reported last week. Corrections Secretary Jimmy LeBlanc told state lawmakers Tuesday that Louisiana has seen ...
Is Jindal’s budget the death knell of La. higher ed.?
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 ...
Nearly a decade after Katrina, 81% of homes are rebuilt
Nearly 10 years after Hurricane Katrina and subsequent levee breaks flooded top St. Petersburg FL cash advance 80 percent of the Crescent City, a study by the University of New ...
NOPD gets positive feedback from OIG
After taking the NOPD to task for downgrading thefts of wallets and/or purses in the French Quarter and Central Business District two years ago, New Orleans Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux ...

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