Detainees at privately owned immigration facility say sheriff’s office broke up protest with pepper spray, projectiles
Catahoula Parish Sheriff admits that he and his deputies were there, but denies intervening.
Whether schools, which were closed March 13, will begin the school year online or in-person is still to be determined, but officials are planning for multiple scenarios.
Plaintiffs argued that conditions at immigration detention facilities are hotbeds for virus transmission.
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Public defenders ask court to toss 3,000 cases stemming from city begging ordinance previously found unconstitutional
Move is part of a broader push to clean slate on outstanding municipal warrants and fines.
The charter group that runs Kennedy is preparing to shut down over the coming months.
Suspected child abuse reports drop by half during COVID-19 school closure, indicating potential underreporting, experts say
‘We know that when stress levels increase, children become more at-risk,’ one state official said.
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“The City Council’s recent non-binding resolution, which passed unanimously and urges local judges to suspend evictions until at least August 24, is a positive first step that must go further as a mandate.”
“As we have seen with our patients, commercial health insurance is a defective product, like an umbrella that melts in the rain. With skyrocketing premiums, copays, and deductibles, even insured patients are forced to choose between paying for rent and food or the bills for supposedly ‘covered’ procedures.”
“Now that a certain chapter in New Orleans history — or a section within a chapter — has come to a close, it’s a good time to pause and reflect on what we’ve just experienced.”
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