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

1. FINAL MAYORAL DEBATE GENERATES FEW SPARKSThe three leading candidates in the New Orleans mayoral race — Michael Bagneris, LaToya Cantrell and Desiree Charbonnet — met for a final debate Oct. 11, but most of the drama took place before and outside the event.

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

1. 'DOLLAR BILL' JEFFERSON ORDERED RELEASED FROM PRISONIn a surprise move Oct. 5, a federal judge ordered former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson released immediately from federal prison in Oakdale.

I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Oct. 3, 2017)

1. TAKE A KNEE, TAKE AWAY TAX BREAKS?"Get that son of a bitch off the field," President Donald Trump said of NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality against people of color, and on Sept. 24 some players defied him to make a point — including several members of the New Orleans Saints.

I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Sept. 26, 2017)

1. GRAHAM-CASSIDY HEALTH CARE BILL SLAMMEDDozens of health care organizations — including the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Heart Association, the American Nurses Association, the Arthritis Foundation, the Catholic Health Association of the United States, the Children's Hospital Association, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the March of Dimes and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society — came out last week to slam the proposed Graham-Cassidy health care bill that would replace the Affordable Care Act.

I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Sept. 19, 2017)

1. Charbonnet Way Out in Front in Fundraising

I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Sept. 12, 2017)

1. Louisiana reacts to dissolution of DACAAdvocates for the rights of immigrants and their families are demanding New Orleans officials and candidates for citywide office ensure the safety of immigrant communities following President Donald Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Sept. 5, 2017)

1. HARVEY HITS LOUISIANAWhile Louisiana sent rescue groups and opened its doors to shelter Texas residents hit by Hurricane Harvey, the storm retreated to the Gulf of Mexico and made a third landfall along the Texas-Louisiana border Aug. 30, then weakened as a tropical depression as it moved northeast out of the state.

I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Aug 22, 2017)

1. RENE BRUNET, KING OF THE PRYTANIA THEATRE, DIES AT 95Rene Brunet Jr., who spent his life running New Orleans movie houses, was a familiar face at the Prytania Theatre, which he bought in 1996 while in his seventies.

I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Aug 15, 2017)

1. IN THE WAKE OF THE AUG. 5 FLOOD ...Heads rolled at City Hall and at the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board (S&WB) after widespread misinformation about broken drainage pumps during and after massive flooding in parts of New Orleans Aug. 5.  Mayor Mitch Landrieu terminated city Public Works Director Mark Jernigan and asked for the resignations of S&WB General Superintendent Joseph Becker and Communications Director Lisa Martin last Tuesday, Aug. 8, in the wake of the flood debacle on Aug. 5.

I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Aug 8, 2017)

1. LANDRIEU, WHITE HOUSE AT ODDS OVER ICEThe White House last week defended Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after criticism from Mayor Mitch Landrieu about the agency's claim that some police departments don't cooperate with federal authorities on immigration issues.

I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Aug 1, 2017)

1. ORDINANCE WOULD ALLOW NOPD TO ISSUE SUMMONSES TO YOUTH FOR MISDEMEANORSNew Orleans youth who commit misdemeanor offenses could receive warnings or summonses to appear in court with a guardian rather than be arrested under a proposed ordinance aimed at preventing young people from entering, and often re-entering, the criminal justice system.

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