The hotel next door

The debate over short-term rentals takes center stage at New Orleans City Hall
In New Orleans, you can rent a tent in a backyard for $26 a night or a six-bedroom mansion for $600. There are more than...

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The Count: opiate overdose deaths outpaced homicides in 2016

63
New Orleans Coroner Jeffrey Rouse says overdoses in New Orleans have outpaced murders. Rouse has classified 47 deaths as homicides in 2016, but within...

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Commentary: A tale of two protests

Kudos both to NOPD and the protesters for keeping it real — and respectful. Last week's protests in New Orleans and Baton Rouge over the death...

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Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Chief of the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indian tribe, was named a recipient of a 2016 National Endowment for the Arts...

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans This Week, July 12, 2016

1. Weezyana returnsAfter reuniting most of the Hot Boys at his inaugural 2015 edition, rapper Lil Wayne's Lil' Weezyana Fest concert returns to New Orleans Saturday,...

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Where the New Orleans City Council stands on short-term rentals

In preparing this week’s cover story, Gambit sent the following questions to every member of the New Orleans City Council, as well as to the...

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The birth of Gleason

How Steve Gleason, family, friends and filmmakers turned his life with ALS into the hit documentary Gleason
On the day director Clay Tweel screened his first cut of Gleason for its two central figures, former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason and...

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John and Dathel Georges,owners of The Advocate newspapers, donated $1 million to the United Way of Southeast Louisiana to help fund its Blueprint for Prosperity...

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Commentary: Stop feds from reading your email

Most people probably believe that when they "trash" an email, that's the end of it. They're wrong. Chances are even greater they don't know that...

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The Count: people killed by Louisiana police in 2016

11
Source: The Guardian's The Counted Thirty-seven-year-old Alton Sterling was the 11th person killed by police in Louisiana in 2016. In its The Counted database of U.S....

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans This Week, July 12, 2016

1. Feds open civil rights investigation into Sterling deathThe U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI have launched a civil rights investigation into the July 5...

I-10: News on the move

Safe space: sex workers in the South

Desiree Alliance hosts its sixth annual conference in New Orleans, its first time in the South
"Southerners get things done," Cris Sardina says.   Sardina is director of the Desiree Alliance, an advocacy group made up of sex workers, health professionals,...

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Commentary: Both sides now

At the end of the day, lawmakers did little more than kick the can down the road yet again. Now that Louisiana lawmakers have adjourned for...

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The Count: the number of strip clubs that could be allowed to operate on Bourbon Street

14
14 The number of strip clubs that would be allowed to operate on Bourbon Street if the New Orleans City Council approves a new study...

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NOLA Beats for Orlando raised more than $2,000 for the OneOrlando Fund to benefit victims and families of last month's Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando,...

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans This Week, July 5, 2016

1. Quote of the week"That's all about me growing up in New Orleans and a lot of the people that I ran across in my...

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Landrieu pledges 7,500 affordable housing units in New Orleans by 2021

New Orleans renters spend 30 percent or more of their income on housing
Crime, New Orleans' crumbling infrastructure and poverty always top Mayor Mitch Landrieu's list of shortcomings in his annual State of the City address. His 2016...

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Commentary: Gusman’s break from reality

Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman continues to live in an alternate reality when it comes to facing facts about his failure to properly run the...

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The Count: The percentage of Louisiana fourth-graders who are not “proficient readers”

71 percent
Source: Kids Count Data Book The Annie E. Casey Foundation last week released its annual "KIDS COUNT Data Book," which measures key factors in child...

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Cheron Brylski, widow of the late New Orleans photographer Harold Baquet, arranged for the donation of Baquet's impressive body of work to The Historic New Orleans...

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans This Week, June 28, 2016

1. SATCHMO SUMMERFEST MOVES TO JACKSON SQUAREThe 16th annual Satchmo SummerFest — the August festival celebrating its namesake's birthday with jazz, brass and funk bands —...

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Cool summer 2016: What to do in New Orleans this summer

It’s hot. It’s sticky. You’re broke. We’ve got you covered.
• Where to eat and drink this summer in New Orleans • Daiq attack: Jeremy Thompson on daiquiris and tradition • Water works: where...

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Green Light New Orleans and the Urban Conservancy were awarded a total of $250,000 in grants from the Allianz Katrina Fund to promote sustainability efforts in...

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Commentary: On Orlando, and the Upstairs Lounge

America's deadliest mass shooting. The worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11. It's easy to quantify last week's shootings inside an LGBT nightclub in...

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The Count: how much the NRA has donated to Louisiana members of Congress since 1998

$80,600
Source: The Washington Post In the wake of the Orlando shootings that killed 49 nightclub patrons and the gunman, The Washington Post totaled up the...

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