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  • Workers' protests highlight fast-food economics

    September 2, 2013 4:12 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - American fast-food workers often earn about $7.25 an hour to make the $3 chicken sandwiches and 99-cent tacos that generate billions of dollars in profit each year for McDonald's and other chains. Thousands of the nation's many millions of fast-food workers and their supporters have been... more »
  • United Protests Choice of Blue Cross

    August 12, 2012 1:51 PM

    United Healthcare wants Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration to reverse the multimillion-dollar hiring of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana to manage state employee health insurance plans. In a 15-page protest released this week, United Healthcare accused the Office of Group Benefits, which helped review the proposals, of producing a... more »
  • Crowley Community Protests City Job Cuts

    July 7, 2011 11:57 PM

    A slew of positions are on the chopping block for the City of Crowley, but those budget cuts won't be made without a fight from the community. Dozens of community members showed up at Thursday Finance Committee meeting to show their support for city workers, especially at the fire and... more »
  • Protests hit Bahrain after activists sentenced

    June 22, 2011 9:58 AM

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) - Witnesses say Bahrain security forces have fired tear gas at protesters after a security court sentenced eight Shiite activists to life in prison. Witnesses say marchers were trying to reach a central square in Bahrain's capital Manama, which was once the hub of their protests for... more »
  • Board Ends Block Scheduling, Students Outraged

    May 19, 2011 4:34 AM

    Wednesday night, the Lafayette Parish School Board voted to end block scheduling at high schools in the parish. That scheduling format has been in place in Lafayette high schools since 2004, allowing students to take 4 classes each day, every other day. That allowed them the opportunity to take... more »
  • Egyptian UL Student Supports Protests In His Native Country

    February 1, 2011 9:46 PM

    Many Egyptians here in Acadiana watch the unfolding protests from a distance. But one UL student says he wishes he was in his home country of Egypt to join in the protests. Abdelhamid Moursy came to UL with his wife and children five years ago to study computer science.... more »
  • Pastor still plans to burn Quran, despite protests

    September 6, 2010 9:55 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida pastor says Muslim protests abroad and condemnation from U.S. government and religious leaders won't deter him from burning Islam's holy book on Saturday. This past Sunday, the Rev. Terry Jones told his congregation at the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville that they'll burn... more »
  • Tony Blair cancels London appearance over protests

    September 6, 2010 9:44 PM

    LONDON (AP) - Tony Blair on Monday canceled a planned public appearance in London to promote his new memoir over concerns about potential disruption from protesters. The former British prime minister said he didn't "want the public to beenjoy the food here." 30. Wide hassle caused by protesters," during his... more »
  • Protests Won't Stop College Budget Cuts

    September 3, 2010 9:17 AM

    A group of University of New Orleans students has reminded state lawmakers and Gov. Bobby Jindal just how nasty and angry the next round of budget cuts will be, getting into a tussle with police as part of a protest about the deep reductions on the horizon. But those students... more »

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