New Orleans marches against Trump

Protests, parades, comedy and other inauguration week events
On Friday, Jan. 20, President-elect Donald Trump is scheduled to take the oath of office in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., becoming...


“We are on the move”: inauguration day protests in New Orleans

Rallies and marches galvanize Louisiana’s resistance
Louisiana recorded 1,178,638 million votes for Donald Trump. Only 24,292 came from New Orleans, where Hillary Clinton had nearly 134,000 votes. One voting precinct didn't...


New Orleans joins the Women’s March

Women from across the U.S. head to D.C. for Jan. 21 event
At the Bywater home of Tracy Talbot, several women are talking and laughing as they huddle around two tables littered with purple satin, glitter, hot...


The count: number of people who remained in jail for a total of 203,762 days in 2015 because they couldn’t make bail

In a report looking at New Orleans' "user-pay" criminal justice system, the Vera Institute of Justice found a wildly disproportionate bail system that significantly affects...

The Count

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Dots Diner restaurants raised more than $34,485 and collected hundreds of pounds of pet food since 2010 to benefit the Humane Society of Louisiana. In December,...

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“Everything is terrible”: a national comedy festival debuts on inauguration week

What A Joke is Jan. 21 at AllWays Lounge
New York comics Jenn Welch and Emily Winter are the organizers of What a Joke Fest, a national comedy festival of 83 shows in 33...


Commentary: Attorney General Barney Fife

AG Jeff Landry's law enforcement campaign is clearly designed to get him more headlines than arrests
In a classic episode of The Andy Griffith Show, Sheriff Andy Taylor leaves town for the day, turning law enforcement over to his hapless, preening...


Inauguration week events in New Orleans

Racial healing, book clubs, comedy, burlesque, dance parties and more
Tuesday, Jan 17In response to a contentious election fraught with racial anxieties, there are events for the National Day of Racial Healing at Ashe Cultural...


I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Jan. 17, 2017)

1. STATE OFFICIALS TOUT MEDICAID EXPANSIONOne day after President-elect Donald Trump held a New York news conference in which he repeatedly vowed to "repeal and...

I-10: News on the move

The year in drugs: what’s next for Louisiana and the U.S.

The six biggest drug stories of 2016
1. Marijuana legalization wins big. Pot legalization initiatives won in California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada, losing only in Arizona. These weren't the first states to...


Smoked out: medical marijuana in Louisiana

Changing laws, Trump, and the future of Louisiana’s marijuana market
At 11 a.m., a panel on "seed to sale." After lunch, a review of medical marijuana's progress in Louisiana. LSU Health closed 2016 with a...


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Rotary District 6840 across south Louisiana will dedicate the first 100 days of 2017 to support The Rotary Foundation's centennial through flood response, environmental cleanup, reading...

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Commentary: A violent start

Fourteen hours and 22 minutes. That's how long New Orleans was into 2017 before it had its first murder, when someone shot a Mid-City man...


The count: the number of states that raised their minimum wage as of 2017

Louisiana is one of only five states with no minimum wage law of its own, observing only the $7.25 federal minimum wage for non-tipped workers....

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New Orleans and the opioid epidemic

A year of rising overdose deaths and policy changes
In his trademark grim delivery, New Orleans Coroner Jeffrey Rouse announced to the New Orleans City Council last summer that for the first time perhaps...


I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Jan. 10, 2017)

1. CITY WILL NEARLY DOUBLE TRAFFIC CAMERAS IN 2017Something to add to your New Year's resolutions: Stop speeding — or at least keep an eye...

I-10: News on the move

Past New Orleanians of the Year: 1983-2015

1983 — Joe Canizaro 1984 — Darryl Berger 1985 — Gary Groesch 1986 — Oliver Houck 1987 — Tom Benson 1988 — Dr. Mervin Trail...


New Orleanians of the Year 2016: Melissa Sawyer and Sonny Lee

Honoring Melissa Sawyer of the Youth Empowerment Project and Sonny Lee of Son of a Saint, and those who make our city a better place for young people
Since 1983, the criterion for GAMBIT's New Orleanian of the Year honor has remained unchanged: The winner must be someone who made a positive difference...


The count: the number of shootings in New Orleans in 2016 (as of Dec. 20)

Source: Jeff Asher, Crimealytics ( 2016 will be remembered as yet another bloody year in New Orleans, with the most gunshot victims since 2011, according...

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New Orleanian of the Year 2016: Sonny Lee

Son of a Saint
All the hope symbolized by Son of a Saint can be seen in the eyes of the mothers applying to the program as they listen...


New Orleanian of the Year 2016: Melissa Sawyer

Youth Empowerment Project
Melissa Sawyer likes to joke that she's come a long way since her early 20s, when she began pursuing her calling as a youth advocate...


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Nicolas Bazan has been appointed a Foreign Adjunct Professor of Neuro-science in the Depart-ment of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet. The...

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Commentary: Gambit’s 2017 resolutions for others

Each year, it's our custom to make New Year's resolutions — for others. Herewith our 2017 suggestions. Happy New Year, everyone!   I, Governor John Bel Edwards, resolve to present Louisiana...


Smoked stacks: New Orleans searches for its own barbecue style

Exploring the city’s barbecue renaissance
Plump Gulf oysters, red beans, gumbo, snowballs drenched in condensed milk and of course po-boys: New Orleans claims to have some of the best food...


Side shows: the best barbecue sides in New Orleans

And where to find them
Everyone knows that good brisket draws a crowd, but side dishes — long pegged as the also-ran at the barbecue table — finally are getting...



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    The march capped off a weekend of political demonstrations.
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