Commentary: Catching up on catch basins

All drainage responsibility should be under one agency at City Hall
Last week's news that the New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) would begin monitoring contractor performance in catch basin cleaning was welcome. The Department...

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The count: New Orleans' ranking on a list of 75 'best metros for millennials'

61
Source: Apartment List In a report last week from the website Apartment List that surveyed 75 U.S. metro areas, New Orleans ranked near the bottom...

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Sept. 19, 2017)

1. Charbonnet Way Out in Front in Fundraising Campaign finance reports filed last week show mayoral candidate Desiree Charbonnet far outstripping her two main opponents...

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How to help Texas

How you can help Houston and other cities hit by Hurricane Harvey
This issue is dedicated to our friends, family and everyone in southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana who will be dealing with the devastation of Hurricane...

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Harvey relief efforts in New Orleans

Local events and fundraisers
Hurricane Harvey relief efforts began across the New Orleans area almost as soon as the flooding began in Texas. A variety of fundraising programs and...

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The count: How much New Orleans bail bond companies overcharged defendants over 12 years

$5 million
Source: Southern Poverty Law Center Louisiana law allows bail bond companies to charge defendants up to 12 percent of a bond imposed by a...

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The Contemporary Arts Center received a $30,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The award will support programming at the...

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Water, water everywhere: the view from Houston

How Houston plans to handle housing issues for thousands of residents
Hurricane Harvey caused unprecedented damage when it hit Texas Aug. 25 as a Category 4 hurricane and dumped feet of rainwater in some places as...

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Texas relief efforts and groups that need our help

How to help our neighbors
Dozens of Houston- and Texas-based groups have worked locally long before Hurricane Harvey and floodwaters impacted vulnerable communities. Here's what's needed and how you...

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Commentary: A mild political season

We encourage readers to meet candidates face to face and hear their plans for New Orleans
Southeast Louisiana is in the throes of a very hectic hurricane season, and we're barely halfway through it. In recent weeks, storms seemed to line...

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Sept. 12, 2017)

1. Louisiana reacts to dissolution of DACAAdvocates for the rights of immigrants and their families are demanding New Orleans officials and candidates for citywide office...

I-10: News on the move

Home at the dome: the New Orleans Saints prepare for 2017 season

Fans have reason to be optimistic after a strong preseason. But can the Black and Gold keep it up?
"I'll believe we're going to be better than 7-9 when we win the eighth game," a friend of mine said the other day. With that,...

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The count: Hurricane Harvey's record-setting rainfall

51.88 inches
Source: National Weather Service Hurricane Harvey has likely broken records for tropical cyclone rainfall totals within the continental U.S., with rain gauges hitting nearly 52 inches...

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Commentary: To Houston, with love

Houston was there for us after Katrina. Let's pay Texas back — with interest, and with love
So much water. So much pain. And so much ahead. While all Americans can sympathize with Houston and southeast Texas in the wake of Hurricane...

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"With Love From NOLA" was organized quickly by local restaurants to provide immediate financial help to Houston hospitality workers affected by Hurricane Harvey. On Aug....

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Sept. 5, 2017)

1. HARVEY HITS LOUISIANAWhile Louisiana sent rescue groups and opened its doors to shelter Texas residents hit by Hurricane Harvey, the storm retreated to the...

I-10: News on the move

Is New Orleans worth it?

With rising housing costs, stagnant wages and dim job prospects, young professionals weigh the costs of staying in the city
At the end of one sticky month during the summer of 2017, Elizabeth Bolles will have finished packing the contents of her Riverbend apartment. She,...

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Britney Spears will donate $1 for each ticket sold to her Las Vegas revue, "Britney: Piece of Me," to the Louisiana School Boards Association, a...

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The count: registered voters in Louisiana as of Aug. 1

2,973,911
This is Voter Registration Week in Louisiana, and Secretary of State Tom Schedler, along with registrars of voters, will be encouraging Louisianans to register. Anyone...

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Commentary: After Charlottesville

And how New Orleans police and protesters handle white supremacists
Watching the images and hearing the words out of Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend was depressing, sickening, infuriating — and necessary. Necessary because the country got...

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Aug 22, 2017)

1. RENE BRUNET, KING OF THE PRYTANIA THEATRE, DIES AT 95Rene Brunet Jr., who spent his life running New Orleans movie houses, was a familiar...

I-10: News on the move

Ring masters: artists build a circus scene in New Orleans

Up in the air with aerialists, acrobats and jugglers
It's not hard to spot Elizabeth Rose's Fly Circus Space on North Claiborne Avenue in Treme. There's no marquee, but the weathered building looks...

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Commentary: A not so dry run

There was bound to be flooding, but the Sewerage & Water Board's response was bound to be poor
When Joseph Becker, general superintendent of the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board, began answering questions from the New Orleans City Council Aug. 8, it...

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Julie Stokes, a 1992 magna cum laude graduate of the University of New Orleans (UNO), is the 2017 recipient of UNO's Homer L. Hitt...

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The count: yearly pension that retiring Sewerage & Water Board head Cedric Grant will receive

$175, 401
Or: $480.55 per day, every day. SOURCE: NEW ORLEANS MAYOR'S OFFICE...

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