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Tensions in Baltimore calm down after curfew

Tensions in Baltimore calm down after curfew

May 1, 2015

BALTIMORE (AP) — Schools reopened across the city and tensions seemed to ease Wednesday after Baltimore made it through the first night of its curfew without the widespread violence many had feared. With 3,000 police and National Guardsmen keeping the peace and preventing a repeat of the looting...

LSU considers filing academic bankruptcy

May 1, 2015

Public colleges in Louisiana faced with cuts from the state may have the option to raise tuition and fee rates thanks to lawmaker’s proposals. The house and senate education committees approved bills that would allow college system management boards to set their own individual tuition and fees...

Public high school graduation rates rise

May 1, 2015

High school graduation rates are on a steady increase in Louisiana. Since the 2006-07 school year, graduation rates have been increasing in public high schools throughout Louisiana, going up 8 percent. In 2014, about three-fourths of public high school students graduated on time, breaking a record....

7.8 magnitude earthquake dismantles Nepal

7.8 magnitude earthquake dismantles Nepal

May 1, 2015

Residents work to clear debris and damage from the earthquake in Sakhu, Nepal. A magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday, April 25. The earthquake originated outside the capital city of Kathmandu and has been followed by a series of powerful aftershocks. More than 5,000 people have died in the...

Lethal drug under scrutiny

May 1, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Attorneys for several Oklahoma death row inmates are appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court to outlaw a sedative that is used in the process of lethal injection. The appeal is a result of a failed lethal injection one year earlier. The ruling could force several states to use alternative...

Born to Run 5k supports Woman’s New Life Center

Born to Run 5k supports Woman’s New Life Center

Raquel Derganz Baker, [email protected] @Raqui_Road

May 1, 2015

For veteran runner Rachel Quintana, the Woman's New Life Center Born to Run 5K is not just a way to support fitness, fun and pro-life work; it’s also a family tradition. “My family and I have run the Born to Run race every year since 2012,” Quintana said. “I love that the race supports the...

Lawmaker introduces ‘Marriage and Conscience bill’ targeting LGBT couples

Lawmaker introduces ‘Marriage and Conscience bill’ targeting LGBT couples

By Sarah-Anne Smurlick, [email protected] @golfinggal11

April 29, 2015

A Louisiana representative proposed a Marriage and Conscience bill to the state legislature that would offer protection to those not wanting to provide services related to marriages on the basis of religious views. Freshman Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., introduced the Marriage and Conscience Act on April 1...

Student sexually assaulted off campus

Burke Bischoff

February 5, 2015

An unknown man sexually assaulted a Loyola student while she was walking towards Broadway Avenue, according to the Loyola University Police Department. The student told a campus security authority that a man sexually assaulted her on Oak or Maple Street Saturday, Jan. 24 between 5:45 a.m. and 6:00...

Column: Drama and passion starts with action

Column: Drama and passion starts with action

KARLA ROSAS

January 15, 2014

"They've forgotten the drama of it all," claims the figure in a Guy Fawkes mask. The speaker is V, the anti-hero of Alan Moore's V for Vendetta. In V's world, human progress has reached an impasse, while an all-powerful fascist government stands in the spotlight: the star of a vicious cabaret. The ...

Brief: Gulf oil spill indictment trial heats up

Associated Press

December 4, 2013

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Some of the text messages that a former BP drilling engineer deleted from his cellphone contained information that could have been evidence in the Justice Department's investigation of the company's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, an FBI agent testified Wednesday at the engi...

H&M opens its New Orleans store in style

H&M opens its New Orleans store in style

NIA PORTER

November 20, 2013

Karen Miranda, psychology junior, never knew how popular H&M was until she camped out in line with her friends - for 16 hours. When Miranda and hundreds of other shoppers waited in a line spanning five blocks, the retail giant was seen fully living up to its hype. H&M, one of the world's largest fast fas...

Obama takes on The Big Easy

Obama takes on  The Big Easy

Associated Press

November 13, 2013

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Arriving in New Orleans, President Obama was all smiles on the tarmac as he greeted Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal. But later, with Jindal in the audience, Obama chided state Republican leaders who have failed to take advantage of a provision in his health care to expand Medicaid to cover more of the work...

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