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New Orleans native, political journalist Cokie Roberts dies at 75

New Orleans native, political journalist Cokie Roberts dies at 75

Associated Press

September 17, 2019

New Orleans native, Emmy award winner and national political journalist Cokie Roberts died in Washington earlier today from breast cancer complications. She was 75. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002 and is survived by her husband Steven and their two children. Roberts worked at CBS and...

New seafood bill leaves business owners with a fishy taste in their mouths

New seafood bill leaves business owners with a fishy taste in their mouths

Cody Downey

September 17, 2019

A new seafood bill is causing local restaurants to tell customers just how local their seafood is. Signed by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on June 19, House Bill 335 requires restaurants that sell imported crawfish and shrimp to disclose where the seafood is coming from. According to the Louisiana...

West Nile Virus sparks war against mosquitoes

West Nile Virus sparks war against mosquitoes

Amy Ngo

September 16, 2019

Even though Louisiana has some of the most cases of West Nile in the nation, authorities say it is doing much better than in years past. Ranked seventh of 50 states in total cases of the West Nile virus so far this year, Louisiana currently has seven reported cases, none of which have been found in...

Democrats encourage youth involvement

Democrats encourage youth involvement

Daniel Schwalm

September 13, 2019

Prominent figures within the Democratic Party touched down in New Orleans over the weekend to encourage young people's participation in politics and mingle with students. For three days, from Sept. 6 to Sept. 8, college students from all over the country gathered on Tulane's campus for the Democrats...

Freedom Fest highlights the lakefront’s potential

Nicholas Delaureal

September 8, 2019

This year's third annual Freedom Fest at the Lake, held at the lakefront in Kenner, kicked off Labor Day festivities in Jefferson Parish with the event's largest attendee turnout in history. Festival goers camped around the stage, eagerly awaiting each act, while others chose to picnic by the lake.Many...

Reduce. Reuse. Adapt: Changes to recycling cause uncertainty

Reduce. Reuse. Adapt: Changes to recycling cause uncertainty

Sam Lucio

September 6, 2019

After China’s sudden decision to no longer take on the majority of the world’s trash and recyclables, residents and governments are left scrapping to find clever solutions. A study published in 2018 in the journal Science Advances found China has taken more than 116 million tons (105 million metric...

Louisiana unveils new voting sticker

Louisiana unveils new voting sticker

Daniel Schwalm

September 4, 2019

Voters in Louisiana’s upcoming elections will receive an eye-catching new sticker—one designed specifically to celebrate the state’s history and culture. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin unveiled the new sticker design in a press conference at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette on Aug. 27. The...

Free Indeed Home in Danger of Closing

Monica Ruiz

September 2, 2019

For the past five years, the Free Indeed Home has provided a home and support for children who have survived sex trafficking. Now, the home is in danger of closing by the end of the month without serious financial help. “The mission of the Free Indeed Home is to provide rescue and restoration to...

Loyola students make money in the market despite turbulent week

Loyola students make money in the market despite turbulent week

Erin Snodgrass

August 28, 2019

While the world was sweating watching last week’s tumultuous market, a group of Loyola students saw an opportunity to make more money. The College of Business operates a student managed investment fund of $1 million in real funds — a fund which, though technically at risk in the market, actually...

Border patrol arrests 15 undocumented workers using fake documents

Border patrol arrests 15 undocumented workers using fake documents

Andres Fuentes

August 28, 2019

13 miles away from campus, St. Rose, Louisiana became the site where a number of undocumented immigrants were detained. According to the U.S. Border Patrol, New Orleans agents arrested 15 immigrants who were suspected of using fake social security cards and driver's licenses at the Gulf Coast Safety...

Mourners honor Kathleen Blanco at the State Capitol

Mourners honor Kathleen Blanco at the State Capitol

Andres Fuentes

August 23, 2019

Even in her death, former Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco is making history. She is now the first woman to ever lie in the State Capitol and just the fourth governor to receive the honor. Her body was on display for the public on Aug. 22. Blanco was the state's governor from 2004 thr...

Radiation in Gert Town alarms residents

Radiation in Gert Town alarms residents

Daniel Schwalm

August 23, 2019

Issac Cheatham, Sr., a 30-year resident of the New Orleans neighborhood of Gert Town, walked outside his home on the morning of June 28 to see workers wearing protective gear digging up the intersection of Coolidge Court and Lowerline Street in front of his house. “They said they were just digging...

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