Cool summer 2017: What to do in New Orleans this summer

Free, fun and cool things to do this summer
• Where to drink, eat and lounge in the pool in New Orleans Summer pools, outdoor bars and ice cream • Do you melt...

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New Orleans Pelicans, Saints and Chevron donated $50,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs Summer Enrichment Program June 12. The program runs through June and...

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Commentary: Out of tragedy, common purpose

Scalise and the need for empathy in tragedy
There were many thoughtful statements of sympathy following the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, and four others during a baseball practice in...

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The count: percentage of black women in Louisiana living below the poverty line

31.3 percent
SOURCE: Institute for Women's Policy Research. A report released last week from the nonpartisan Institute for Women's Policy Research revealed troubling data about the economic and...

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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...

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Honduran connection: a chef's tour of Honduran cuisine in New Orleans

Melissa Araujo and the region's Honduran restaurant boom
Click here to find out where to go and what to get For Melissa Araujo, food always has held a nostalgic and transportive power...

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Commentary: No way to treat a friend

Is that the way America treats an ally and friend who has experienced a misfortune?
On June 3, when seven people in England were killed in a terrorist attack on and around London Bridge, New Orleans saw a mass shooting...

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The count: average weekly payout of unemployment benefits compared to average weekly wage

24.2 percent
Source: 24/7 Wall St. Louisiana was listed at the very top of the worst states in America for the unemployed in a new survey by...

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Qiana Lewis provided 70 "gently used" prom dresses for 25 girls at Algiers Technology Academy to wear to their senior prom. Lewis, an official in the...

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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...

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The count: months without a FEMA director

5
Hurricane season began last week, but there's no one in charge permanently at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which is tasked with coordinating response...

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Commentary: Start preparing for hurricane season

Now is the time to review hurricane preparations and make sure friends, relatives and neighbors have a plan as well
The Atlantic hurricane season officially began June 1, even though the first named storm of the season (Tropical Storm Arlene) formed April 19, one of...

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The Emeril Lagasse Foundation distributed more than $725,000 to several nonprofit organizations last month, including five in New Orleans. The foundation awarded grants to Broad...

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (June 6, 2017)

1 MAYORAL RACE TOWN HALL FORUM JUNE 17 Three of the major announced candidates for mayor (pictured l-r) — Michael Bagneris, LaToya Cantrell and Desiree...

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The count: major hurricanes expected this year during Atlantic hurricane season

2-4
The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is likely to be above normal in terms of activity, NOAA announced last week in its annual forecast of activity....

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The Brees Dream Foundation and the Dunkin' Donuts Joy in Childhood Foundationdonated $20,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana May...

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Commentary: Anybody here seen our old friend John (Kennedy)?

Sen. Kennedy has yet to hold a face-to-face town hall anywhere in Louisiana
Shortly after taking office in January, U.S. Sen. John Kennedy told The New York Times, "There's this feeling among many in America that it's harder...

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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...

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New Orleans wrestler Luke Hawx leaps from the ring to the screen

Luke Hawx had a rough start growing up. Now he's a top wrestler — and a budding action movie star
In a Metairie middle-school gym, worlds away from Hollywood glitz, Luke Hawx is sweaty, grimy and bruised, held back by a dozen men nearly as...

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Kathryn Hurley,a second-grade language arts teacher at KIPP Central City Primary, was named the only Louisiana finalist for The New Teacher Project's 2017 Fishman Prize....

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The count: proposed age at which a child may hold a fully automatic gun in Louisiana

13
No child under the age of 13 may be given or hold, let alone shoot, a fully automatic gun, however short the time, under a...

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Commentary: Pass criminal justice reform

End Louisiana's dubious status as the world's leading jailer
Of all the "bad" rankings for Louisiana, one stands out on a global scale: Our state has the highest rate of incarceration (816 per 100,000...

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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...

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The facts of life: the state of sex ed in Louisiana

With high rates of STDs and unplanned pregnancies among young people in Louisiana, legislators and advocates hope to improve sex education
In a Catholic middle school, Jenni Perkins learned not to have sex before marriage. At Perkins' charter high school, a P.E. teacher said the same, after...

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The count: Attendance at Jazz Fest 2017

425,000
Despite some heavy rains during its two-week run, the 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival brought roughly 425,000 people to the Fair Grounds Race...

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