The Maroon

Women’s advocate departs

Raquel Derganz-Baker

May 2, 2013

It's always hard to say goodbye to a beloved member of the Loyola family. Karen Reichard, director of the Women's Recourse Center, is ending her Loyola career. Starting on May 17, Reichard will leave to begin work at Tulane University as a director of student leadership programs. Reichard has been the di...

A Streetcar Named “In Process”

The Regional Transit Authority’s oldest streetcar line, St. Charles Avenue, is undergoing renovation. The 120-year-old line is the busiest with 3.1 million riders in 2011. The work is expected to be complete by the end of 2013.

The Maroon

May 2, 2013

Severe weather delays the construction on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line. The $7 million project is part of the Regional Transit Authority's effort to provide better transportation on the city's busiest line. In this April 30 photo, a streetcar runs down one of the St. Charles Avenue rails. Th...

Construction prepares theater for Broadway

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KEVIN CLIFFORD

April 26, 2013

The Saenger Theater has had a long journey towards recontruction post Hurricane Katrina but has announced its broadway season that is set to start as soon as October 2013. The theater's reopening will bring Broadway shows such as The Book of Mormon and Memphis to New Orleans audiences. New Orleans has ...

Southeast Louisiana hit by storm and tornadoes

A storm hits New Orleans on April 24. The storm left many with-out power and caused flooding throughout the city.

Associate Press

April 26, 2013

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A line of thunderstorms flooded streets, knocked out power to more than 30,000 people in southeast Louisiana and spawned two tornadoes that damaged homes and businesses in Jefferson Parish. Kenner officials said the storm did major damage to 11 homes and minor damage to another 11. T...

Hospital deports foreign patients

Hospital deports foreign patients

Assocciate Press and Assocciate Press

April 26, 2013

 In this photo taken Thursday March 7, Jacinto Rodriguez Cruz, 49, leaves his home in a wheelchair with the help of his wife, Belen Hernandez in the city of Veracruz, Mexico. Cruz and another friend suffered serious injuries during a car accident May 2008 in northwestern Iowa. After his employ...

No money, more problems

No money, more problems

The Maroon

April 18, 2013

In this photo combo, New Orleans Sheriff Marlin Gusman, left, speaks to reporters at a news conference outside the construction site of new jail facilities in New Orleans on Thursday, April 4; at right, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu speaks during a news conference at City Hall in New Orleans, on Tuesday, Feb. 5. ...

Appeals court hears challenge to gay therapy ban

Rae Tate, of Sacramento, Calif. leads the supporters of gay marriage during a demonstration at the Federal Courthouse in Sacramento, Calif., on Tuesday, March 26. The U.S. Supreme Court, in the second of back-to-back gay marriage cases, turns to a constitutional challenge to the federal law that prevents legally married gay Americans from collecting federal benefits generally available to straight married couples.

LISA LEFF & PAUL ELIAS

April 18, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's novel law seeking to ban licensed counselors from trying to turn gay teens straight is boiling down to a question over whether the therapy is free speech or a medical treatment that can be regulated by government. Judges on the nation's largest federal appellate court...

Senate supports ban on tweeting

The Maroon

April 18, 2013

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's state senators want drivers to stop tweeting and posting to Facebook and put their hands on the wheel. The Senate voted 25-9 Wednesday for a proposal to ban social media posts while driving. The bill would expand an existing prohibition on texting while driving to in...

Pro-gun bills approved by LA house committee

Rep. Jeff Thompson, R-Bossier City, holds up a sticker in response to questioning by Rep. Barbara Norton, D-Shreveport, during the House Criminal Justice Committee's discussion of House Bill 8 on Wednesday, April 17, at the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge

LITTICE BACON-BLOOD

April 18, 2013

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - With gun control being debated at the federal level, Louisiana lawmakers advanced a batch of bills Wednesday they say are aimed at pre-empting any stricter gun laws that could make it out of Congress. In heated exchanges over five hours of debate, the House Criminal Justice C...

Column: Senator’s inadequacy exposed

PATRICK LYNCH

PATRICK LYNCH

April 12, 2013

Senator Landrieu has argued that the federal budget and deficit problems cannot be solved by spending reductions alone. She has suggested that the solution requires tax increases as well as spending cuts. Additionally, she lectured Republicans that they must accept more revenues by eliminating some of the...

New Orleans sheriff scrutinized

New Orleans Sheriff Marlin Gusman speaks to reporters after a news conference outside the construction site of new jail facilities in New Orleans, Thursday, April 4. The Sheriff’s management of the New Orleans prison has been brought to national attention after a video of prisoners was publicized.

KEVIN McGILL

April 11, 2013

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Sheriff Marlin Gusman suggested Thursday that a lurid video depicting intravenous drug use and weapon possession in the jail he oversees may have been doctored. Gusman first made the assertion during testimony at a federal court hearing on jail conditions and again during a news con...

Proposed law may ban social media use while driving

LITTICE BACON-BLOOD

April 11, 2013

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Hold that Twitter thought. If you are driving, a proposed state law would make it illegal for you to post status updates or anything else to social media websites. With an eye toward closing a loophole in the law that prohibits texting while driving, the Senate transportation commi...

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