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Patricia Boyett, director of the Women's Resource Center at Loyola University, received the 2016 Eudora Welty Prize for the book Right to Revolt: The Crusade...

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The Count: traffic cameras expected to be added to New Orleans streetscapes in 2017

As part of his 2017 city budget, Mayor Mitch Landrieu plans to nearly double the number of traffic cameras in New Orleans. There currently are 66...

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Long-term plans for short-term rentals in New Orleans

Companies are happy — many residents are not. What’s next for short-term rental laws?
After months of debates and public meetings over short-term rentals (STRs), their proliferation, and the impacts they've had in the city over the last several...


Commentary: Our endorsements

Early voting starts this Tuesday, Oct. 25 and continues through Nov. 1 for hundreds of local, state and federal elections on the Nov. 8 ballot....


Amid scandal, a recall and “no confidence,” Mike Yenni digs in

The Jefferson Parish Council casts a vote of “no confidence” while a recall effort is underway
Still ensnared in a "sexting" scandal involving a then-high school boy, Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni made an appearance before the Jefferson Parish Council Oct....


I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Oct. 25, 2016)

1. LONDON CALLINGRegional officials joined executives from British Airways last week in announcing nonstop flights from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to London's Heathrow...

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Law of the jungle: Louisiana prepares for a "jungle primary"

The U.S. Senate race draws a record crowd of 24 candidates. Anything can happen in the Nov. 8 primary
The election to succeed U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-Metairie, has attracted a record-setting 24 candidates for the Nov. 8 primary — nine Republicans, seven Democrats, six no-party or independent...


A crucial school board election in New Orleans

Three Orleans Parish School board seats are up for grabs as the board resumes oversight of state-run local schools
In its next term, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) is poised to have more control over the business of public education than it has...


Commentary: Nov. 8 ballot propositions in New Orleans

Election Day, Nov. 8, is now just three weeks away — and early voting starts next Tuesday, Oct. 25. The ballot in Louisiana features much...


The Count: unemployed or out-of-work 16- to 24-year-olds in New Orleans

Source: The Cowen Institute More than 6,200 people aged 16-24 either were unemployed or not enrolled in school in 2014 — accounting for 14.5 percent...

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Local races and ballot propositions in Louisiana's 2016 fall election

Congressional races, Kenner ballots and constitutional amendments
In addition to red-hot national and statewide races, the Nov. 8 ballot also features contested elections for Congress — as well as judicial contests in...


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Lil Wayne donated skate ramps and equipment to Parisite Skate Park in Gentilly. Wayne and California skate company OC Ramps gave the equipment to...

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Oct. 18, 2016)

1. THE HOLE GRITTY CITYGhost tours, history tours, architecture tours, cocktail tours — and now a tour of some of New Orleans’ most notable sinkholes....

I-10: News on the move

Hoop dreams: Can the New Orleans Pelicans fly?

They have superstar Anthony Davis. But he can’t win alone. Will recent roster changes make a difference?
The basketball season always dawns at the most beautiful time of the year in New Orleans. The disgusting blanket of summer finally lifts. Oyster season...


What did the King Cake baby ever do to you?

If you won’t, Chris Trew will adopt the flour child.
This is for all the people out there who decided they dislike the King Cake Baby without giving it a chance. This is for all...


Chris Trew’s haikus for the New Orleans Pelicans 2016-2017 season

Buddy Hield for three:Swish goes the net, we all hopeBut be patient please Anthony DavisI dropped 10 grand in VegasHope he's MVP Omer Asik, dude:Please...


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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer,the 18th annual American Cancer Society walk held Oct. 1 at Champions Square, included more than 6,500 participants and raised $210,000 to...

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The Count: police departments participating in a federally backed open data program 21

The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) unveiled its latest open-data website — — as it ends its weekly, public COMSTAT meetings and moves to...

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Commentary: What a difference a governor makes

Last week, Louisiana took one more step toward common sense when the state Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) began issuing REAL ID-compliant drivers' licenses and...


I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Oct. 11, 2016)

1. Short-term rental vote deferred (again)Following years of debate and several studies, the New Orleans City Council was set to vote on a framework for...

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Gambit’s 2016 Fall Restaurant Guide

Where to eat, by neighborhood
There's always something new to try in New Orleans' dining scene. Recent Top Chef contestant Isaac Toups opens his second restaurant, Toups South, in the...


2016 Fall Restaurant Guide: Gretna

Banana Blossom 2112 Belle Chasse Highway, Suite 10, Gretna, (504) 392-7530 The menu of Thai dishes includes Chiang Mai noodles, which features egg noodles, red...


2016 Fall Restaurant Guide: Harahan/ Jefferson/ River Ridge

Augie's Restaurant 6005 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, (504) 733-3000, Beef brisket is served with potatoes, vegetables and horseradish sauce. Eggplant Parmesan is served over pasta...


2016 Fall Restaurant Guide: Outskirts

Albasha Greek & Lebanese Restaurant 600 Palace Drive, Hammond, (985) 345-3012; See Metairie section for restaurant description. The Boston Restaurant 100 N.E. Central Ave., Amite, (985)...


2016 Fall Restaurant Guide: Slidell

The Camellia Cafe 525 Highway 190 W., Slidell, (985) 649-6211; See Northshore — Abita Springs section for restaurant description. Carreta's Grill 137 Taos St., Slidell, (985)...



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