Long Shot: read an exclusive excerpt from the book chronicling Edwards' campaign for governor

Veteran political reporters Jeremy Alford and Tyler Bridges on the election of a long shot: Gov. John Bel Edwards
A dark horse politician surges, defying the odds and beating an established — but not well liked — politico for the top job. That may...

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provided $325,000 in funding to the 22nd Judicial District Court drug treatment program in Covington. The federal...

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The count: amount of Louisiana’s shoreline that receded up to 8 meters after the BP disaster

16,000 meters
Source: NASA/U.S. Geological Survey The BP oil disaster in 2010 accelerated coastal land loss in Louisiana, as the oil made shorelines more vulnerable to erosion....

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Commentary: December 2016 ballot propositions

While the rest of America prepares for a (hopefully) peaceful holiday season after a divisive, often toxic election season, Louisiana has one more Election...

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Nov. 29, 2016)

1. FREE FLU SHOTS FOR HOSPITALITY WORKERSMusicians, bartenders and other hospitality workers can receive free flu shots at the second annual Shots 4 Shots clinic,...

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World’s fare: where to find international markets in New Orleans

Making Asian, European, Latin and Middle Eastern groceries
"Ethnic food is dead; it smacks of the sin of colonialism. This is a culinary — not cultural — exchange." Those words, taken from the...

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Leora Madden, Andreanecia Morris and Keith Twitchell were named 2016 Urban Heroes by New Orleans environmental organization the Urban Conservancy. The awards, in partnership with...

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The count: pounds of pecans expected to be harvested in Louisiana in 2016

4 to 5 million
Source: LSU AgCenter Thanks to insects, fungi and other pests, Louisiana pecans had a tough year in 2016, according to a release by the LSU...

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Commentary: Trump, and our pledge to you

America's political landscape will change dramatically after the inauguration of President- elect Donald Trump in January 2017. Already there are mixed messages coming from his transition team...

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Nov. 22, 2016)

1. OH, BABY. OH, BROTHER.Goodbye, New Orleans Zephyrs. Hello, New Orleans Baby Cakes. The much-discussed renaming of the city's AAA baseball team took place at Zephyr Field...

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Community Coffeedonated 10 percent of its proceeds from its Crescent City Blend coffee to the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. The company donated nearly $5,000...

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Commentary: Blue.

"A little blue dot in a big red state." That's a description often applied to Austin, Texas by national politicos, but it's just as applicable...

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The count: unofficial turnout of Louisiana registered voters in fall 2016 election

67.1 percent
Source: Louisiana Secretary of State Statisticians — and sociologists — will be combing through lots of data from last week's presidential election, but early numbers suggest...

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Da Winnas & Da Loozas, fall 2016 edition

Clancy DuBos recaps the carnage after an acrimonious campaign season
The acrimonious campaigns of 2016 set new lows even by Louisiana standards, but as always Election Day leaves in its wake a fresh set of...

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Nov. 15, 2016)

1. JINDAL TO TRUMP'S CABINET?A Wall Street Journal report last week about President-elect Donald Trump's transition team and potential cabinet included one very familiar name:...

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Long live print: The New Orleans Comics & Zine Festival smells like zine spirit

The festival empowers the next chapter of publishers
Who gets to decide whether print is "dead"? Who gets to survey everything print — a medium that has been around for centuries and likely...

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'Up on the Roof,'the 10th annual event supporting the East Jefferson General Hospital Foundation, raised nearly $150,000 last month. More than 1,000 people attended the...

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Dillard, Duke and the debate

Dillard students protest the university and David Duke ahead of the U.S. Senate debate
The admission of white supremacist, former Ku Klux Klansman and neo-Nazi David Duke into a debate at a historically black university ended with several arrests,...

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The Count: the number of early ballots cast in the 2016 fall election in Louisiana

515,181
That's 17 percent of total registered voters in the state; as of Nov. 1, Louisiana had 3,022,075 registered voters. By contrast, the 2012 presidential election saw...

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Commentary: A debacle of a debate

Last week's U.S. Senate debate, sponsored by Raycom Media and staged in the rented Georges Auditorium at Dillard University, was a disservice to everyone concerned...

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Uber and the future of New Orleans public transit

New Orleans transit officials discuss income-based fares and partnerships with ride-hailing apps
As the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) looks for ways to grow public transportation in the city, officials are considering new options such as...

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Nov. 8, 2016)

1. ZEPHYRS GET NEW NAME NEXT WEEKNext week, the New Orleans Zephyrs will be gone for good. The team will announce its new crowdsourced name...

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Gambit’s 40 Under 40, class of 2016

Saluting the 19th class of the city’s brightest innovators, artists and professionals
Sarah Ambrose, 34 Co-founder and music educator, NOLArts Learning Center www.nolartslearningcenter.com; www.facebook.com/nolartslearning Book currently reading: NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by...

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Charmaine Caccioppi,Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of the United Way of Southeast Louisiana, was appointed to chair the Louisiana Women's Policy and Research...

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Commentary: Our “activist” attorney general

Louisiana voters elected Jeff Landry attorney general last year, but he seems to think he won the governor's race. Landry has spent his first year...

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