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Hitting a Wallnew

Louisville’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund remains caught in red tape three years after its inception.
LEO Weekly  |  Anne Marshall  |  08-17-2011  |  Housing & Development

The Kids on the Bus: The Never-Ending Trouble With School Integrationnew

Fifty-five years after Brown; 45 years after the Civil Rights Act; and 34 years after Louisville started busing, the issue remains controversial. Consensus seems elusive, and like so many things in contemporary life, one's views may hinge on whose ox is being gored.
LEO Weekly  |  Cary Stemle  |  08-21-2009  |  Education

Louisville's War on Drugs Is a Never-Ending Storynew

With the help of federal dollars, Louisville wages a war on drugs. But is this fight futile?
LEO Weekly  |  Jonathan Meador  |  07-10-2009  |  Drugs

Touring Anarchists Stop in Louisville, Pushing Propaganda and Sipping Lattesnew

Jeff Redmond and Casey House are a pair of anarchist revolutionaries on a bright green school bus, promoting The Zeitgeist Movement. Recently they stopped in Louisville to drum up support.
LEO Weekly  |  Farrah Johnson  |  06-11-2009  |  Culture

Does Anyone Know Why Our Gas Prices are So High?new

Greg Brenzel finally left the gas business in October, 35 years after his family opened its first Chevron station in Louisville. It wasn't so much his choice, he says, as Chevron's: The supplier priced Brenzel out of business.
LEO Weekly  |  Stephen George  |  07-14-2008  |  Economy

Remembering Rev. Louis Colemannew

"I can't think of a time I didn't know Louis Coleman," says Raoul Cunningham, president of the Louisville NAACP. The pair grew up together and while Cunningham says he participated in Louisville's sit-in movement as a teenager in the 1960s, Coleman didn’t join the civil rights movement until later in life.
LEO Weekly  |  Phillip M. Bailey  |  07-14-2008  |  Civil Liberties

Rising Fuel Prices Finally Catch Up with TARC, Commutersnew

Although TARC ridership has increased by about 6 percent compared with this time last year, the added revenue from fares is not enough to sustain services and routes as they are now.
LEO Weekly  |  Jennifer Oladipo  |  07-14-2008  |  Transportation

Is Doug Hawkins Afraid of Mexicans?new

The Louisville councilman's crusade against illegal immigration quietly continues.
LEO Weekly  |  Stephen George  |  04-08-2008  |  Immigration

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