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AUGUST 2018 ISSUE

 

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What We’re Saying: City Council Tax Increase Proposal Takes the Easy Way Out

If you’re an elected official that wants to win friends . . . or votes, there are two sure-fire focuses that will garner applause—our children and the elderly. And let’s face it—the elderly are typically chronic voters, so … It seems these facts were not lost on the members of the New Orleans City Council

ACLU Demands Louisiana City Mayor Immediately Rescind Ban on Nike Products

The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Louisiana today sent a letter to city of Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn demanding he immediately rescind his memo banning booster clubs that use city facilities from purchasing Nike products. “The city’s recreation facilities should be open to everyone — not just those who happen to subscribe to the mayor’s

HANO Gets $700K to Provide 99 Additional  Vouchers for Residents with Disabilities

HUD’s Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program to ensure more disabled individuals and families are afforded housing and supportive services This week, the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) additional funding of $714,678 to provide permanent affordable housing to non-elderly persons with disabilities. HANO, one

WHAT WE’RE SAYING: NIKE JUST PUT ITS MOUTH WHERE ITS MONEY IS

The lucrative endorsement deal former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick now has with shoe and sports apparel giant Nike has been all the news this week, sparking praise, discussion and even some protest among those less than happy that the former San Francisco 49er, who protested police brutality and racial injustcie during 2016 football season by

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