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When Will Mental Health Services Become A Priority?

Deborah De Santis | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

This past January, I wrote 2015 must be the year America addresses its mental health crisis. The circumstances surrounding yesterday's tragic shooting...

9/11 Memorial Vandalized By Truthers

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

A 9/11 memorial in Lafayette, La., was targeted by vandals on the eve of the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. In a controversial bit of gu...

Start Early to Close the Achievement Gap

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

I'm not offering a magic bullet to close the achievement gap. Complex problems, unfortunately, tend to require complex solutions. But I can think of two key elements to any effort to address the gap.

Mickey Shunick Fought Desperately Before Abductor Shot Her

AP | SHEILA V KUMAR | Posted 08.22.2012 | Crime

BATON ROUGE, La. -- A Louisiana college student desperately tried to fend off her killer by spraying him with mace and even stabbing him several times...

Sex Offender Admits Killing Women

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.17.2012 | Crime

A 33-year-old offshore oil worker and registered sex offender pleaded guilty this morning to killing two Louisiana women in separate murders about 13 ...

The Power And Promise Of Local Government

Joey Durel | Posted 10.01.2012 | Impact
Joey Durel

As a mayor, I am fortunate to live in a very forward thinking community. I strongly believe that as state and federal governments grow and become less manageable, people need to look to local government for real solutions and real answers.