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  • Mississippi city renames 'Great Americans Day' to honor MLK

    January 16, 2017 3:35 PM

    BILOXI - A Mississippi city has decided to ditch "Great Americans Day" and rename it to honor Martin Luther King Jr. The Biloxi City Council voted 6-0 to make the change Monday. The Sun Herald reports the vote came moments before the beginning of an annual parade honoring the slain... more »
  • Charlotte council repeals entire LGBT ordinance

    December 21, 2016 10:05 AM

    RALEIGH - City leaders in Charlotte, North Carolina, have held an emergency meeting and taken more action designed to get a statewide law off the books that limits LGBT rights and designates which restrooms transgender people can use in public schools and government buildings. The Charlotte City Council voted 7-2... more »
  • Ascension Parish ride-sharing ordinance met with unanimous approval Play Video

    June 3, 2016 9:44 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa says the Parish Council voted unanimously to adopt his proposed ride-sharing ordinance. “I am ready to welcome a new business to Ascension Parish,” President Matassa said. “With this ordinance, companies like Uber can provide alternate transportation services to our residents and visitors.... more »
  • White Castle tables vote on mayor salary, compensation for driving

    April 19, 2016 12:18 AM

    WHITE CASTLE - The White Castle Town Council briefly discussed an ordinance changing the mayor's salary and compensation for driving his personal care before tabling a decision until next month's meeting. Both issues have been the focus of a series of reports from The Investigative Unit. Ordinances for the... more »
  • Baker council targets blighted property with new ordinance

    September 23, 2015 7:46 AM

    BAKER- The Baker City Council has voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance streamlining the process of cleaning up blighted and unsafe property in the city. The new law does not change the kinds of violations targeted, which include abandoned buildings, hazardous structures, fire hazards, unsafe equipment and code violations. Under... more »
  • Port Vincent, Springfield consider extending business hours

    September 2, 2015 10:33 AM

    PORT VINCENT- Two small Livingston Parish villages are reworking their ordinances to let shopkeepers stay open 24 hours. The Port Vincent Board of Aldermen realized the matter last month, when the police chief asked the village to move alcohol sale hours up by one hour during the week to match... more »
  • Pet poop rule in Mandeville voted down

    April 10, 2015 3:34 PM

    MANDEVILLE - The Mandeville City Council has voted down an ordinance that would have allowed the city to prosecute and levy fines against people who don't pick up their pet's poop on public property or on the property of others. The ordinance also called for "Curb Your Dog" signs along... more »
  • Pointe Coupee Police Jury to revisit drainage fee

    November 11, 2014 10:26 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury will hold a public hearing Dec. 9 on a proposal to amend its drainage maintenance fee ordinance, adding another year to the controversial fee. The Police Jury wants to add a sunset clause to the ordinance, adopted in March 2013, that... more »
  • Ascension Parish amends dog control ordinance

    September 5, 2014 2:22 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- The Ascension Parish Council has amended its animal control ordinance to better track and control dogs considered a threat to the public. Dogs declared as "dangerous" under the new ordinance's wording must now have a special tag, which comes with a $10 initial registration fee to the owner and... more »
  • Judge rules city ordinance violates 2nd Amendment Play Video

    August 25, 2014 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge ruled Monday that a Baton Rouge ordinance which makes it illegal to have guns at a bar or liquor store violates the Second Amendment. Chief Judge Brian Jackson also ordered city police to no longer enforce the measure, which was passed in 1951.... more »
  • Lafourche to discuss vicious dog ordinance

    August 12, 2014 5:19 AM

    THIBODAUX - Lafourche Parish Council will discuss an amendment to its vicious and dangerous dog ordinance at its Tuesday night meeting. The ordinance changes the definition of what makes an animal dangerous or vicious and alters registration and breeding restrictions for those animals. Councilman John Arnold, the author of the... more »

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