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Local politicians speak out

Local politicians speak out

J. KARIN CURLEY

March 8, 2012


Filed under City, News

  Several New Orleans politicians spoke about the triumphs and failures of the city since Hurricane Katrina at a Loyola Town Hall meeting March 1, giving audience members an inside scoop into city politics, according to former state Rep. Juan Lafonta. The State of the City forum was presented by...

Rail improvements annoy some students

COLBY WILSON

March 1, 2012


Filed under City, News

The Regional Transit Authority's crosstie improvement project on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line arrived at Oak Street before Carnival, causing the closure of more neutral ground intersections. The ongoing construction to the streetcar line has aggravated several students who rely on the line to get t...

Brief: BP oil spill trial delayed

Maroon Staff

March 1, 2012


Filed under City, News

NEW ORLEANS (AP)— A judge has delayed the federal trial over the nation's worst offshore oil disaster by a week, saying Sunday, Feb. 26 that BP was making some progress in settlement talks with a committee overseeing scores of lawsuits. Among other things, the trial that is now set to begin Ma...

Professor to aid city in tackling murder

J. KARIN CURLEY

January 26, 2012


Filed under City, Crime, News

Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas have a plan to reduce murders in 2012, turning to community policing strategies and the expertise of George Capowich, an associate sociology professor and criminologist. According to a city report, there were 199 people murdered in 2011, up from 17...

Obama puts schools on notice

COLBY WILSON

January 26, 2012


Filed under Finance, National, News, Politics

President Obama placed pressure on colleges and universities across United States in his third State of the Union address on Jan. 24, asserting that higher education institutions should be active participants in the effort to curb the rising cost of education. Student loan debt has exceeded that of c...

All Access Season Pass

All Access Season Pass

By Lauren Navarro, Life and Times Editor

June 16, 2009


Filed under City, Features, Food

Never mind the economy, summer is just a money-guzzling season regardless of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.Gas prices go up because people are traveling. If your electric bill isn't sky-high by now, you're one of the few lucky ones.And, while you might be working, chances are it's only part time a...

Editorial: There’s still time for change

The Maroon Editorial Board

June 16, 2009


Filed under Editorial, State

You voted. Now here's another chance to participate in public policy that affects you. If you don't agree with potential changes, do something about it. Contact your district representative.Below is a list of some bills working their way through the Louisiana legislature. Although the changes may be mi...

Editorial: Stay engaged during summer

The Maroon Editorial Board

June 16, 2009


Filed under Editorial, State

With the school year over, there is no justification for being uninformed on issues affecting students. The Louisiana state legislature is currently addressing several issues that will have an impact on all of us.Although some possible changes are minor, others will considerably alter student's lives.Hou...

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