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Innocence Project of New Orleans celebrates its 10th anniversary

This week, Innocence Project New Orleans celebrates its 10th anniversary, marking its transformation from a temporary one-person endeavor to the largest independent shop of its kind in the country. The local nonprofit began when Emily Bolton, a native of England, graduated from Tulane University Law School and landed a two-year fellowship to review wrongful-conviction claims in Louisiana. With a clear-cut mission, the agency took root in a windowless Uptown office. Brendan McCarthy at The Times-Picayune has the full story here.
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FEMA trailer residents face $800 monthly fine

Fines of $800 a month kicked in on May 1 for more than 350 Louisiana families still living in FEMA trailers, and with 40 percent of the stragglers located in New Orleans, city officials continue their push to levy additional fines against residents who haven't managed to secure permanent housing. In New Orleans, 45 trailers remained Wednesday in City Council District D, which suffered severe flooding, city records show. Hard-hit District E was home to 34 trailers, followed by District A, with 26 trailers. Districts B and C combined had 33 trailers. You can read the full article at NOLA.com.
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