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.

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

1. THREE HEALTH CARE PROTESTERSARRESTED AT CASSIDY OFFICEAs part of a national demonstration urging U.S. senators to vote against repeal of the Affordable Care Act, three people were arrested July 6 while inside the Causeway Boulevard building that houses U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy's Metairie office.

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

1. TRUMP ASKING STATES TO TURN OVER VOTER DATALouisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler's office received a letter June 28 from President Donald Trump's Advisory Commission on Election Integrity asking for voter names, addresses, party affiliation, dates of birth, the last four digits of Social Security numbers, and voter history since 2006 — all to be made available to the public.

I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (June 27, 2017)

1. CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS REJECTS TRUMP'S REQUEST FOR MEETINGThe Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), a group of 49 lawmakers led by New Orleans U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, last week formally rejected a 12-day-old meeting request from President Donald Trump.

I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (June 20, 2017)

1. U2 RETURNS TO THE DOMEU2 will expand its 2017 world tour to include a show in New Orleans in September — the band's first performance in the city in more than a decade.

I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (June 13, 2017)

1. Lege session ends in chaos; new session underwayState lawmakers failed to meet the June 8 deadline for adopting an operating budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, and now they are meeting in a special session that will only deepen the state's fiscal hole.

I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (May 30, 2017)

1. MINIMUM WAGE BILL KILLED IN STATE SENATE COMMITTEEThe state Senate Finance Committee, buttressed by warnings that any mandated increase in the state minimum wage could cost jobs, killed a bill last week that would have raised the state's minimum wage from the federal minimum of $7.25 to $8 in 2018, and to $8.50 in 2019.

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