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Teachers’ wage gap between other professions widens

By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer The gap between teachers salaries and that of other professions is growing, according to a recent study by the

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Controversial anti-voter fraud program risks disenfranchising voters through racial bias

By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — Back in 2005, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach — who as chair of his

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Louisiana’s West Nile, Zika concerns grow
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Residents of flooded areas in south-central Louisiana are at risk for mosquito-borne West Nile disease, health officials warned last month. Orleans Parish remains vigilant about West Nile ...
Katrina Pain Index 2016: Eleven years after Katrina, Race and Class gap widening
By Bill Quigley Contributing Writer Hurricane Katrina hit eleven years ago. The City of New Orleans’ population is down by over 95,000 people from 484,674 in 2000 to 389,617 in ...
Study calls for reduction in Orleans jail population
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer A detailed study on precisely who is in jail in New Orleans shows significant progress in the city’s history of excessive incarceration rates, but also advocates ...
Former death row inmate calls out D.A. on Brady violations
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer From the moment Leon Cannizzaro took office as the District Attorney for Orleans Parish, he faced an uphill battle in convincing the public of the integrity of ...
New Orleans to conduct DBE disparity study
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer “We have been asleep at the wheel, in our community, for twenty something years,” Ernest Stalbert of The Collaborative stated last Wednesday night at Southern University at ...
As coastal money flows to parishes, advocates keep wary watch on spending
By Bob Marshall The Lens As Louisiana coastal advocates lobbied Congress to have shares of BP fines and offshore mineral royalties dedicated to the state’s coastal-preservation effort, they knew they had ...
President Barack Obama walks with a family to our their flood-damaged home in the Castle Place neighborhood of Baton Rouge, La., Aug. 23, 2016.
Feds and the state offer relief for flooded homes
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer More than 100,000 homes were damaged or destroyed after an inland tropical depression entered Louisiana on August 12 from the east. The state is relying on ...
DCFS Announces Parish Locations for First Phase of DSNAP
Assistance available for 8 parishes next week; Schedule for additional parishes announced BATON ROUGE, La - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has announced the first of three ...

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