The fall of malls

As retailers struggle, what’s next for malls in Louisiana?
From 2001 to 2004, I spent anywhere from 40 to 60 hours each week inside Woodfield Mall, a megalithic, multi-floored temple of consumption in Schaumburg,...


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Fifth District Savings Bank awarded two $500,000 grants to the New Orleans Mission's renovation on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. The $5 million renovation project will include...

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Commentary: Our questions for the next mayor

Eighteen candidates are running. Here’s our list of top issues for New Orleans’ next leader
In three months, New Orleans will elect its 51st mayor, who will inherit all the improvements and problems left behind by Mayor Mitch Landrieu's eight...


The count: Percentage of New Orleanians who don’t have a crime camera on their house or business

A recent survey of 400 New Orleans residents from 20 neighborhoods revealed that almost four out of five don't have a crime camera on their home...

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (July 18, 2017)

1. KENNEDY, LANDRIEU SQUABBLE OVER CRIME RATES U.S. Sen. John Kennedy has been increasingly critical of New Orleans' crime rate and Mayor Mitch Landrieu's...

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Street appeal: New Orleans life through the lens of Cheryl Gerber

Photographing the street culture of New Orleans
Ever since I was a little kid, I loved being on the streets of New Orleans. Whether I was hanging out on St....


Commentary: Of legacies and Landrieu

We measured the mayor's efficacy in playing the hand he was dealt when he took office
Last week's cover story, "The Landrieu Legacy on Crime" — an analysis of crime statistics during Mayor Mitch Landrieu's two terms of office, written by...


The mayor responds

Mayor Mitch Landrieu asked for space to respond to our story on crime during his time in office. Here are his remarks.
Making our city safe has been and will continue to be my No. 1 priority. That's not just campaign rhetoric — reducing crime is what...


The count: average sales tax in Louisiana

10.2 percent
The Pelican State's combination of local and state sales taxes is the highest in the U.S., according to a midyear report from the Washington D.C.-based...

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Team HOPE NOLA, founded in 2016 by rapper Master P and New Orleans Pelicans coach Robert Pack, repainted the Guste senior housing development and donated computers,...

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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,...

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Mitch Landrieu's legacy on crime

Crime analyst Jeff Asher on what the mayor got right — and wrong
Once there was a mayor of New Orleans whose legacy was closely tied with crime and murder in the city — in a good way....


The count: how much Louisiana will pay in solar tax credits

$15 million
Louisiana ended its solar tax credit program in 2015, with solar users footing a bill they had hoped would be offset with tax credits the...

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Patrick Murphree, a 2016-2017 student practitioner in the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice at Loyola University New Orleans College of...

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Commentary: Truly honoring our veterans

If Maness persists with his talk of a boycott, New Orleanians should return the favor if he ever runs for statewide office again
Imagine a scenario in which a candidate for U.S. Senate urges people to boycott the largest city in his or her state. That's what retired U.S....


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...

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New Orleans Lympho-Maniac Cancer Funddistributed $90,000 to East Jefferson General Hospital's H. Ryan Aucoin Financial Assistance Program, LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans' Genetic...

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The count: the size of the 'dead zone' along the Gulf Coast

10,089 square miles
A hypoxic water mass — one with extremely low oxygen levels suffocating sea life — forming on the Gulf of Mexico continental shelf is expected...

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Commentary: 'Smart on crime' a bipartisan success

Despite Louisiana's "lock-'em-up" political culture, legislators passed crucial criminal justice reform
Rookie state Rep. Joe Marino of Gretna emerged as the unlikely hero of criminal justice reform efforts. "Public safety is our main goal," Marino says....


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...

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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...


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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