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Stephanie Riegel

Riegel: Our summer of discontent grows darker by the day

When I woke up on a recent Monday morning, I scanned the headlines on my phone to learn that a suicide bomber had blown...

Call for protest Wednesday in support of proposed police residency ordinance draws fire

City and state officials are taking issue with the timing of a proposed Metro Council ordinance—and related protest in support of it—that would require...

Vice President Joe Biden expected in Baton Rouge for Thursday memorial

Vice President Joseph Biden is planning to attend a community memorial service in Baton Rouge on Thursday for the three law enforcement officers who...

Glasper calls on feds to investigate East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court’s Office

Former Metro Councilman Darrell Glasper is asking the U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana to investigate...

Holden to ask Metro Council for property tax to fund road projects

Seeking to fund one last road project, Mayor Kip Holden will ask the Metro Council later this year to put a 5-mill property tax...
Stephanie Riegel

Riegel: A tale of two leaders

In times of crisis, we see the true colors of our elected officials. During the recent protests following the fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling,...

Two weeks after Alton Sterling’s death, business, political and community leaders are still searching for...

(Photo by The Associated Press) The protests have quieted down for now and the national media, for the most part, has turned its attention elsewhere....

Together Baton Rouge adopts request to lead community policing initiative

Together Baton Rouge said today it has adopted a request from the U.S. Justice Department and the Louisiana Governor’s Office to spearhead a program...

Publisher: All children in Baton Rouge deserve to dream

Editor's note: The editorials below by Rolfe McCollister and Gary Chambers have been updated since they went to press on July 14 due to...

Graves nixes GOP convention trip after Baton Rouge shootings; Cassidy undecided

Two of Louisiana’s GOP congressional lawmakers cancelled or delayed plans to attend the Republican National Convention here this week in the wake of the...

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