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MAY 2018 ISSUE

 

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Library Foundation Awards $150,000 to NOPL

The New Orleans Public Library Foundation today (June 8) announced the awarding of $150,000 in unrestricted funds to the New Orleans Public Library System for its programs and initiatives. All of this money is available for use in 2018. The Library Foundation, under the steady leadership of its Board of Directors (Bob Brown, Darlene Kaftan,

Mayor Cantrell Names Col. Terry Ebbert as Director of Public Safety and Homeland Security

From a press release Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced on Thursday (June 7) the hiring of Col. Terry Ebbert, USMC Ret., as the City’s new Director of Public Safety and Homeland Security. Col. Ebbert will oversee multiple public safety entities including the City’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD).  Ebbert will

WHAT WE’RE SAYING: EVERY NOW AND THEN, THEY GET IT RIGHT!

Every now and then, our state leaders get something right! That now and then most recently occurred on May 18 when the Louisiana Legislature did not grant Harrah’s a 30-year contract extension to operate the state’s only land-based private casino with table games.  With only six-years left on its current deal, Harrah’s wanted its contract extended

LEADING CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY  NAMED NEW ACLU OF LOUISIANA LEADER

From from a press release The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana announced today that Alanah Odoms Hebert, a leading civil rights attorney and advocate for children and families, will take the helm as the organization’s executive director, as of June 4. Odoms Hebert previously served as the Director of the Division of Children and
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