Author: Olivia Riggio

abortion, louisiana, supreme court

Supreme Court to Hear Louisiana Abortion Case

The Supreme Court has agreed on Friday to hear a case regarding a Louisiana abortion law that is very similar to a case they decided on a Texas abortion law just three years ago. The only difference is that openly anti-abortion justice Brett Kavanaugh now sits in what was formerly…

Orthodox, Eruv, Ameren, Champaign-Urbana

Orthodox Jews in Champaign-Urbana Illinois Construct Eruv With Help of Mayor, Volunteers and Ameren

The small but active Orthodox Jewish community of Champaign-Urbana, Ill., had a problem: The area did not have the necessary infrastructure to accommodate the observant religious community during its celebration of Shabbat. Many Orthodox families were not sending their children to the local University of Illinois, and those Orthodox Jewish…

debt, student, gap

Student Debt a Large Contributor to Racial Wealth Gap, Study Finds

A study by the Institute on Assets and Social Policy (IASP) found student debt disproportionately affects Black people, leading to the large wealth gap between Black and white people. The report, authored by Laura Sullivan, Tatjana Meschede, Thomas Shapiro and Fernanda Escobar found that 20 years after starting college, the…

Hazzard, Anderson, history

Former Police Officer Charles Anderson Says Racist Items in His Home Were Part of ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ and History Collections

Now-fired Muskegon, Mich., police officer Charles Anderson has an excuse for having Confederate flags displayed throughout his home and a Ku Klux Klan application hanging on his bedroom wall: He’s simply a history buff and a fan of the ’80s TV show “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Related Story: Charles Anderson,…