I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (May 23, 2017)

1. MINIMUM WAGE, BILL MOVEs TO STATE SENATE FOR DEBATEThe Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations Wednesday favorably moved a bill by Sen. Troy Carter, D-New Orleans to increase the state's minimum wage to $8.50 an hour by 2019.

American Craft Beer Week returns to New Orleans May 15-21

New beers and events at local breweries and more
New Orleans' beer scene has changed a lot in one year. When last year's American Craft Beer Week began, Urban South Brewery had just opened (March 2016), making it the third production brewery and sixth brewery (including brewpubs Crescent City Brewhouse and Gordon Biersch and microbrewery Courtyard Brewery) in the city.

I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (May 9, 2017)

1. SKIRMISH AT JEFFERSON DAVIS MONUMENT ON MAY DAYFive people were arrested May 1 when the self-proclaimed "monument defenders" who had been camped out in front of the Jefferson Davis statue in Mid-City were met by dozens of counterprotesters, who favored removing the monument.

I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (May 2, 2017)

1. ZYDECO HALL OF FAME BURNS DOWNThe world of zydeco music lost one of its seminal clubs to a mysterious fire the night of April 25 in Lawtell, a small town near Opelousas, the self-described zydeco capital of the world.

I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (April 25, 2017)

1. CHARBONNET STEPS DOWN TO RUN FOR MAYORMunicipal Court Judge Desiree Charbonnet resigned her judgeship last week so she can officially run for mayor.

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 in connection with the Bourbon Street redevelopment project, frustrated French Quarter residents and business owners convened for a Festivus-style airing of grievances about the plan.

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 of deadly overdoses in 2015.

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 repeal the Affordable Care Act — Louisiana Rep. Ralph Abraham was on the House floor, urging his fellow Republicans to get behind the bill.

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 violence statutes by including same-sex couples.

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 American Health Care Act (AHCA) was greeted with little support from Louisiana politicians — with the notable exception of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.

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