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...


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...


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

24 percent

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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 increases 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...


I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (March 21, 2017)

1. ADDING SAME-SEX COUPLES TO STATE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE STATUTESProposed legislation by state Rep. Pat Connick, R-Marrero, aims to close a longstanding loophole in Louisiana's domestic...

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Judges clear path for Confederate monuments to come down

The city will move four statues into a warehouse
New Orleans has permission to take down three monuments to the Confederacy and one statue honoring a white supremacist revolt, after decades of debate over...


Commentary: Moving forward, mostly

Forward New Orleans finds room for improvement
Last week, a coalition of local groups known as Forward New Orleans (FNO) released its latest progress report on 11 public policy initiatives, with the...


The count: number of days U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite will have served since taking office in 2013

Update: After Gambit went to press, it was announced President Donald Trump asked all remaining United States attorneys to resign, including U.S. Attorney Kenneth...

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Christopher Schaberg, an associate professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans, was awarded a $250,000 Public Humanities grant from the National Endowment for the...

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (March 14, 2017)

1. RESPONSE TO OBAMACARE REPLACEMENT TEPID TO NEGATIVEU.S. House Republicans last week unveiled their proposed alternative to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but the revised...

I-10: News on the move

Louisiana immigrants face an uncertain future under the Trump administration

Immigration policies could impact thousands of families
Mayor Mitch Landrieu's Feb. 1 address at First Grace United Methodist Church touched on familiar themes from his tenure. He reminded the crowd of the...


Rex Duke™ reviews Carnival 2017

The world's first and foremost Carnival critic revisits 2017's parades
Hail, loyal subjects! As I put away my mask and dab the ashes from my forehead, I ponder not only my eternal fate but also...


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Alexis Strain, a junior at Mande-ville's Fontainebleau High School, was named the Louisi-ana state winner for Google's an-nual student art contest. Strain now competes in the...

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The count: The low temperature on Fat Tuesday, which broke the old record of 69 degrees

Source: National Weather Service New Orleans. New orleans just experienced its warmest february on record, and the temperatures on Mardi Gras were no exception. The...

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Commentary: Carnival's choose your own adventure

Mardi Gras, as always, is what you make of it
Mardi Gras 2017 likely will be remembered for two things: the unseasonably warm weather, which made watching parades and costuming a comfortable (if humid) affair;...


I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (March 7, 2017)

1. THE SPEECH THAT WASN'T GIVENLast week, the White House invited the presidents of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to the signing of an...

I-10: News on the move

A blueprint for murder reduction in New Orleans

Crime analyst Jeff Asher offers a four-point prescription to curb the violence
Murder in New Orleans is worse per capita than it is in Chicago — and statistics from the first two months of the year suggest 2017 will be...


Commentary: What 'diversity' means

Diversity is good for business, particularly when it comes to welcoming all
If you were downtown in the days before or during the recent NBA All-Star Game, you probably saw the giant mural on the side of...


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Louisiana Student of the Year district winners for Orleans Parish include Lusher Charter School senior Samyra Cambrielle Miller, Benjamin Franklin Elementary School eighth-grader Niani Gibson,...

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The count: what Burger King paid (in cash) for Popeye's

$1.8 billion
IN 1972, NATIVE NEW ORLEANIAN AL COPELAND opened a small fried chicken stand in Arabi. He later began franchising the restaurant, which he called Popeyes...

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

1. CASSIDY TOWN HALL: FRUSTRATION — AND FUNDRAISINGTown halls around the country are fractious affairs these days for Republican members of Congress and the Senate,...

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Mardi Gras 2017: week two

Rex Duke™'s guide to the final week of parades
Gambit's Carnival expert Rex Duke™ previews the final weekend of parades Mardi Gras is A true sharing economy, as krewes, high school marching bands and...


Commentary: Troy Brown got off easy

If domestic abuse isn't a bipartisan issue, what is? Despite two domestic abuse arrests in the last 15 months — and two convictions on misdemeanor...


The count: New Orleans bus stops that are not ADA compliant

Nearly 94 percent of New Orleans bus stops fail to meet the needs of disabled riders, and the city has until 2031 to update them. On...

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