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Local High School Holds Community Clean-Up Day

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School recently held “Let’s Give Back, NOLA,” a community clean up day, on May 14. This initiative brought residents and partners together to improve public spaces by removing litter and unsightly objects. Participants took pride in their hard work and commitment to the contribution...

Mayor Cantrell Lifts Domicile Requirement for Some Jobs through Executive Order

Mayor LaToya Cantrell on March 23 announced the immediate suspension of the City’s Domicile Ordinance requiring residency in Orleans Parish for employees of the Juvenile Justice Intervention Center and the Equipment Maintenance Division. Open positions at both agencies may be filled by citizens domiciled outside of Orleans Parish. The City...

Ochsner Expands STEM Program for High School Students; Applications Now Open

Ochsner Health is expanding its tuition-free education outreach programs for local high school students across Louisiana. Applications are now open for Ochsner’s second annual STEM Pathfinder Program – a healthcare career exploratory program for high school students featuring hands-on clinical skills training sessions, science labs, virtual hospital tours and professional development. The deadline to apply is March...

IRS Announces Saturday Hours on March 12 at to Assist Taxpayers

The New Orleans Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) will be open from 9 a.m until 4 p.m. Saturday, March 12, with no appointment needed.  The New Orleans TAC, located at 1555 Poydras Street, is following Centers for Disease Control social distancing guidelines for COVID-19. Visitors may be required to wear face masks and social...

Redistricting Bills Don’t Expand Representation for Black Louisianans

By Piper Hutchinson and Alex Tirado LSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE—On the final day of the redistricting session, the Louisiana House and Senate passed bills Friday that turned back efforts to expand minority representation and preserved the current balance of power in the state’s congressional delegation and the...

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