Big plans abound for development on Lake Pontchartrain

Developers hope to restore the lakefront as a major recreation destination
FOR DECADES, the shore of Lake Pontchartrain from West End Park to South Shore Harbor was a prime destination in New Orleans for dining, boating,...

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Commentary: Putting "sanctuary cities" on ICE

The latest attempt to turn "sanctuary" cities into a political cudgel backfires
Last week, President Donald Trump's Department of Homeland Security put the brakes on its three-week-old policy of issuing weekly reports calling out so-called "sanctuary cities"...

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The count: percentage of Louisianans who approve Medicaid expansion

72 percent
Source: 2017 Louisiana Survey, Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs, LSU Manship School of Mass Communication Louisiana residents may love Medicaid dollars — but they...

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Jonathan Bachman, a New Orleans-based photographer, was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his 2016 photograph of Ieshia Evans, who appears stoic as heavily armored...

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (April 18, 2017)

1. And they're off! Louisiana Legislature opens 2017 sessionGov. John Bel Edwards had a message for Republicans opposing his plans for tax reform: Chart a...

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Making them listen: how to reach Louisiana's elected officials

In-person visits, emails, phone calls, petitions? What gets the attention of your politicians — and what doesn't
In the months following President Donald Trump's inauguration, civic engagement — in the form of marches, rallies and boisterous town hall meetings — was all...

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New Orleanians try to reach their reps in the age of Trump

Patience, persistence, and the willingness to show up in person — frequently
For a time, it looked as if representatives were cowering. In the wake of President Donald Trump's election, some members of Congress seemed as though...

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Commentary: Legislative forecast? More gridlock

State lawmakers return to Baton Rouge this week for an annual session that by law must focus mostly but not exclusively on fiscal matters. This...

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The count: Trump's approval rating in Lousiana

58 percent
SOURCE: University of New Orleans Survey Research Center. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP GOT 58 PERCENT OF LOUISIANA'S VOTE in last year's presidential election — and while his national...

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How to find who represents you in government

People to know and ways to reach officials in D.C. and Louisiana
U.S. SENATE: If you live in Louisiana, your U.S. senators are Bill Cassidy and John Neely Kennedy. U.S. HOUSE AND STATE LEGISLATORS: Visit www.legis.la.gov and select...

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New Orleans Artists Against Hunger and Homelessness (NOAAHH)awarded $58,500 in grants to 18 organizations providing food, health care, housing and other services to people and...

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (April 11, 2017)

1. FRENCH QUARTER TRAFFIC PLAN DRAWS GRIEVANCESAt an April 4 meeting that was supposed to be about a recent traffic study conducted by city contractor AECOM...

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The count: New Orleans' position on list of cities where drivers spend the most time on their phones

No. 1
SOURCE: Life360, a tech company that tracks automobile safety. HEY, NEW ORLEANS: HANG UP THE PHONE. The National Safety Council has designated April as...

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The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts awarded $46,500 in college scholarships to 16 high school seniors and juniors who entered the foundation's 2017 art contest. More than...

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Commentary: Selling out our privacy

Your internet provider can track, compile and sell your browsing history
While the chatter in Washington D.C. last week focused on the failed GOP health care plan to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act, a...

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (April 4, 2017)

1. 2016: MORE DRUG DEATHS IN NEW ORLEANS THAN HOMICIDESDrug-related overdoses killed 211 people in New Orleans in 2016 — more than twice the number...

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The Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundationannounced $57,000 in scholarships to 34 students. Destrehan High School graduate and Nicholls State University student Kerry Ford will receive...

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The count: tourists who came to New Orleans in 2016

10.45 million
SOURCE: The University of New Orleans Hospitality Research Center IF YOU THINK THE CITY WAS PARTICULARLY TOURIST-THRONGED last year, you're right; the number was the highest...

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Commentary: A busy political season

It's entirely possible the next mayor's name hasn't even been mentioned yet
It's entirely possible that the next mayor's name hasn't even been mentioned yet. Election season is never far away in New Orleans. Qualifying for mayor...

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (March 28, 2017)

1. GOP health care plan YANKED BEFORE voteJust minutes before U.S. House Republicans pulled the GOP-backed American Health Care Act — the legislation that would...

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Snow patrol: diving into New Orleans snowballs

Chatting – and eating – with the author of a guide to snowball stands
It's a muggy spring afternoon in early March, and the temperature gauge on my dashboard is inching toward 90 degrees. Even with the windows rolled...

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Megan Braden-Perry's favorite snowballs

And where to find them
Rodney's Snowball Stand9231 Lake Forest Blvd., (504) 241-2035What to get: Creamy butterscotch snowball, cotton candy cream snowball, chili cheese nachos topped with jalapenos Just Chillin3799...

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The count: American voters who support the GOP's "American Health Care Act"

24 percent
SOURCE: PUBLIC POLICY POLLING SURVEY OF 808 REGISTERED VOTERS, MARCH 10-12. THE ROLLOUT OF THE LONG-AWAITED REPUBLICAN HEALTH CARE REFORM wasn't greeted well last week,...

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The W.K. Kellogg Foundationawarded a $500,000 three-year grant to Covenant House to support a "two-generation" system providing case management, behavioral health care, early childhood development,...

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Commentary: On things that "suck"

Republican health care plan could increase the number of uninsured Americans by 14 million
"I don't mean any disrespect, but Obamacare sucks," said U.S. Sen. John Neely Kennedy last fall, back when he was making folksy commercials to promote...

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