Low Popahirum May 12, 2015

LOUISIANA

“Despite leading the New Orleans Pelicans to playoffs for the first time since 2011, Monty Williams was fired as head coach on Tuesday, according to a team press release.” — Times-Picayune

“U.S. News and World Report has weighed in with its pick for Louisiana’s best public high school: Ben Franklin in New Orleans.” — Times-Picayune

“A handful of leaders in the state House of Representatives said they would push for an override should Gov. Bobby Jindal veto the state budget ultimately sent to him by state legislators.” — Times-Picayune

“Southern University System President Ronald Mason has been named the new leader of the University of the District of Columbia.” —The Advocate

“LSU’s quarterbacks haven’t separated themselves in the race for the starting job, and coach Les Miles hopes it happens at some point during summer workouts.” —The Advocate

“A transgender woman working in the cafeteria of Baton Rouge’s downtown state courthouse said building managers wrongly denied her access to the women’s bathrooms, discriminating against her by restricting her access to those facilities” —The Advocate

NATIONAL

“Joseph Rivers was hoping to hit it big. According to the Albuquerque Journal, the aspiring businessman from just outside of Detroit had pulled together $16,000 in seed money to fulfill a lifetime dream of starting a music video company. Last month, Rivers took the first step in that voyage, saying goodbye to the family and friends who had supported him at home and boarding an Amtrak train headed for Los Angeles.” —Washington Post

“A group that wants to kick Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill and replace him with a woman has, after months of collecting votes, chosen a successor: Harriet Tubman.” —Washington Post

“According to documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch last year, TSA employees have carried out alleged sexual assaults at airports across the country. To make matters worse, in one case a supervisor allegedly laughed at a passenger for issuing an official complaint about excessive groping. Chicago’s O’Hare seems to have the most problems.” —Townhall

“That headline may be an uncharitable characterization, but if Jeb wants to be the party’s standard-bearer, he’d better get accustomed to handling unhelpful narratives. And I’m…pretty sure this is unhelpful:” —Townhall

“As the White House and lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle celebrate last week’s 5.4 percent unemployment rate, it’s important to remember one thing: a record number of people aren’t in the labor force.” —Townhall

“Zombies might seem unrealistic, but an apocalypse caused by melting ice caps? We’ve been told it could happen, and happen all too soon.” —Rare

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