Daily Dime

January 24, 2020

Remembering Betty Claiborne

Baton Rouge civil rights leader Rev. Betty Claiborne died this week. To honor her memory, The Advocate editorial board wants the spirit of activism that was her calling to live on. Claiborne, whose activism started when she was arrested attempting to desegregate Baton Rouge’s CIty Park pool in 1964, was a force in the capital region.Read more...

January 23, 2020

The true cost of the non-unanimous jury law

Until Louisianans voted to end the practice in 2018, Louisiana was one of only two states that put people in prison without a unanimous jury conviction – a policy rooted in overt racism and that did particular harm to black Louisianans, according to a 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation by The Advocate.Read more...

January 22, 2020

No imminent decision on ACA

The fate of the Affordable Care Act will not be resolved by Election Day, as the Supreme Court on Tuesday refused a request from the House of Representatives and Democratic-led states to fast-track a review of a lower court’s decision declaring part law unconstitutional.Read more...

January 21, 2020

Without government help, rural internet access remains elusive

Eight years ago, then-Gov. Bobby Jindal turned his back on $80 million in federal funding that would have provided high-speed internet for schools, businesses and homes in 21 rural Louisiana parishes. Gov. Jindal argued that private enterprise, not government, should take care of such things.Read more...