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Louisiana runs out of license plate combinations

Louisiana runs out of license plate combinations

Tobias Kreutzer

September 10, 2015

After 20 years of the same system, Louisiana is finally running out of license plate combinations. The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles in Baton Rouge confirmed that in 2016, they will be changing the license plate system. "We will be changing the license plates to 'three numbers, three letters'...

Europe accepts migrant refugees

Nicholas Morea

September 9, 2015

From Syria to Afghanistan, millions have been searching for a way into Europe to escape either the violence of war or a police state. Germany said they will allow 500,000 migrants a year and multiple other countries are feeling the pressure to allow these migrants to seek asylum. However, German Chancello...

The Lower Ninth Ward celebrates revival

The Lower Ninth Ward celebrates revival

Andrew Callaghan

September 4, 2015

No hurricane in American history has ever caused such devastation as Hurricane Katrina did. While the whole southern coastline was ravaged by floodwaters, levee breaches and storm surges, one small neighborhood fell as the primary victim to Katrina's wrath: New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward.On Aug. 29, hundre...

Mayor Landrieu signs rape kit reform

Mayor Landrieu signs rape kit reform

Kristen Stewart

September 4, 2015

In December 2014, it was revealed to the public that 1,333 rape kits were found untested in Louisiana. According to EndTheBacklog, 429 of those were in New Orleans alone. In June 2015, Gov. Bobby Jindal approved a law that made it a requirement for all means of Louisiana law enforcement agencies to...

Bread or Stones?

Bread or Stones?

Jessica Molina

September 4, 2015

The Louisiana Interchurch Conference, a multi-faith, congregation-driven movement, is planning to launch a campaign called "Bread or Stones" in January 2016. The campaign aims to take responsibility for children's health, work to reduce poverty and support families to help children stay in school...

Kentucky clerk denies marriage license

Gabriel Garza

September 3, 2015

Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis refused to issue any marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Sept. 1. Davis decided to go against the U.S. Supreme Court's legalization of gay marriage, saying that it goes against her views as an Apostolic Christian. April Miller and Karen Roberts have been trying...

Kentucky clerk denies marriage license

Gabriel Garza

September 3, 2015

Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis refused to issue any marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Sept. 1. Davis decided to go against the U.S. Supreme Court's legalization of gay marriage, saying that it goes against her views as an Apostolic Christian. April Miller and Karen Roberts have been...

Police officer killed in Illinois

Andrew Callaghan

September 3, 2015

Illinois Police have yet to capture the three men suspected in the murder of 52-year-old Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz, patrol officer. A community youth mentor and father of four, the 30-year police force veteran was just weeks away from retirement. Lt. Gliniewicz was patrolling Fox Lake, Illinois, a...

President secures Iran nuclear deal with final vote

Nicholas Ducote

September 3, 2015

President Barack Obama secured a legacy-defining foreign policy victory as Senate Democrats clinched the necessary votes to ensure an Iran nuclear agreement survives in Congress. The decisive 34th commitment came from Maryland Democrat Barbara Mikulski, who is retiring next year after three decades...

New Orleans named number one city for young creatives

New Orleans named number one city for young creatives

Rebeca Trejo

September 3, 2015

The theater was buzzing with excitement. Pamela Nions noticed her heart beginning to race as the thick red velvet curtains began to go up. She stood there on the big empty stage, alone, as she performed her solo. And just as she hit her last note, the curtains came down, the melody faded, and a mighty...

University Medical Center replaces Charity Hospital

Skyllarr Trusty

August 28, 2015

Aug. 26 marked the dedication of the University Medical Center 10 years following the destruction of Charity Hospital due to Hurricane Katrina. The UMC, centered within the New Orleans BioDistrict, opened its doors to patients on Aug.1 and cost a reported $1.1 billion. The center is set to provide a...

The city remembers Katrina through prayer and service

Jordan Fountaine

August 28, 2015

For the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the city organized several events to reflect on the loss and destruction caused by the storm.Tronn Moller, organizer of the programs, talked specifically about two important events.“Two big events to look for are the Day of Service and the Power of Commu...

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