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.

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.

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