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Applicants for regional levee board wouldn’t shift support for lawsuit

By Bob Marshall The Lens Gov. Piyush Jindal is trying to appoint people to the regional levee board who oppose its lawsuit against oil and

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Who won the War on Poverty?

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – President Ronald Reagan quipped: “In the 60s we waged a war on poverty, and poverty won.”

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To drone or not to drone? Government spying comes to the skies near you
By Marjorie R. Esman Guest Columnist It was the top story on most local news stations a few weeks ago when the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office used a drone to survey and ...
Report: Voting-rights discrimination alive and well nationwide
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — Forty-nine years after the signing of the Voting Rights Act and one year after the Supreme Court’s Shelby ...
Report: Drillers are illegally using diesel fuel to frack
By Naveena Sadasivam ProPublica A new report charges that several oil and gas companies have been illegally using diesel fuel in their hydraulic fracturing operations, and then doctoring records to hide violations ...
Over objections of heir, Wisner committee awards $2M to nonprofits
By Charles Maldonado The Lens The Edward Wisner Donation Advisory Committee last week ap­prov­ed 65 grants totalling nearly $2 million, discounting complaints from a Wisner heir that the city is misspending the ...
N.O. holds rally protesting police brutality
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Lafayette Square Park was tightly roped off when a couple hundred protestors gathered there last Thursday night to express their outrage with out-of-control police violence in ...
About Town…
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Jeff President Young Runs for Lt. Gov.… When John Young kicked off his campaign for Lt. Governor last Tuesday, the Jefferson Parish President pledged that ...
NOPD fails to report shooting by officer
Officer turned off body camera before shooting occurred Two days after the Aug. 11 incident, NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas said the late release of information about an officer-involved shooting was a ...
New report details successes and challenges of N.O. schools
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer A new report published last week by Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives details the successes and challenges of the school system in New Orleans with ...

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