Politics & Government

Political news and news about government; who runs it and how it works.

The Ouachita Parish District Attorney's Office has named the West Monroe police officer involved in the shooting death of a homeless man December 4.

China's Approach To Immigration

Nov 25, 2014
JinJian Liang / Flickr.com

Immigration and border security have proven to be global concerns.  Recently, University of Louisiana at Monroe professor Dr. Robert Hanser presented on the topics to the Chinese People's Armed Police Academy.  He notes the similarities of how both the U.S. and China approach the difficult issues.  The visit brought about collaborations between ULM's Criminal Justice program and the academy. 

Homelessness and The Politics of Space

Nov 23, 2014
University of Colorado

The definition of homelessness has evolved over time.  Addressing the issue and working toward viable solutions is a debate in itself.  University of Colorado's Dr. Chad Kautzer shares research in a presentation on homelessness, security, and space.  Kautzer's visit is part of the Traveling Scholar Series at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Candidates Press Top Priorities In Debate

Nov 22, 2014
Jay Curtis/KEDM


 The two candidates vying for the 5th District seat faced off in a debate Thursday night at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.  Mayor Jamie Mayo and Dr. Ralph Abraham began and concluded the discussion with focus on their priority should they be elected.  Mayo stressed the need for a comprehensive plan to convey needs of all 24 parishes in the district.  Abraham hopes to bring jobs to the district through a number of projects.