Shift change: How New Orleans hospitality workers are organizing their industry

Organized labor seeks a foothold in the city's most important economic driver
On a chilly evening just before Thanksgiving, about a dozen New Orleans Hospitality Workers Committee (NOHWC) members were gathered around a long table in a...

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Commentary: Saving 'net neutrality' — what you can do

Surfing the internet could become a lot like paying for cable TV
This week, the U.S. government seems poised to roll back the Open Internet Order, a 2015 policy approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as...

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NOLA Over the Edge raised nearly $80,000 for Special Olympics Louisiana at its annual fundraiser, during which people rappel down the side of Benson Tower...

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The count: Congress members who voted to advance impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump

58
LAST WEEK, TEXAS REP. AL GREEN defied Democratic party leaders, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, by introducing an impeachment resolution into the U.S. House...

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

1. PROPOSED NEW CRIME CAMERA SURVEILLANCE ORDINANCE RAISES ISSUES OF PRIVACYAs soon as this week, the New Orleans City Council could consider a measure to...

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Do we need a new hurricane scale?

After a destructive hurricane season, is the 1-to-5 scale outdated?
The 2017 hurricane season is over, and New Orleans dodged all the bullets. Though Hurricane Nate may have prompted some to evacuate, it was Hurricane...

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Who were Saffir and Simpson?

The story behind the men who came up with the hurricane scale
Herbert Saffir was a civil engineer who traveled the American Southeast extensively throughout the 1960s, studying the effects of hurricanes on buildings and other structures....

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Preservation Hallwill receive the SFJAZZ Center's Lifetime Achievement Award at a gala concert in San Francisco in February 2018. "Preservation Hall is a model of...

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The count: what FEMA paid to a company with no track record to provide 'blue roofs' to Hurricane Maria victims

$30 million
Source: The Associated Press] Nice work if you can get it: The Federal Emergency Management Agency gave $30 million to a newly created company with...

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Commentary: Giving thanks and giving back

After hurricane season, the journey back has just begun
After Thanksgiving and Giving Tuesday, we had another reason to be thankful last week: The nerve-wracking and destructive 2017 Atlantic hurricane season — 10 named...

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

1. CARVER THEATER CLOSES ABRUPTLYTicketholders for a concert scheduled this month at the Carver Theater received an email that the venue — built in 1950...

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Project censored: the most underreported stories of 2017

The annual look at the most under-covered stories of the year
In america we commonly think of press freedom and censorship in terms of the First Amendment, which focuses attention on the press itself and limits on the power of government...

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The count: how much New Orleans owes to some drivers who got red light camera tickets

$28 million
Whether you think traffic cameras are a public safety matter or a municipal cash grab (or both), you may be entitled to a refund if...

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Jesmyn Ward received the National Book Award in fiction for her recent novel Sing, Unburied, Sing. The award was announced at a ceremony in...

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Commentary: Good morning, Madame Mayor-elect

The new mayor has a lot of work to do to hit the ground running, which is what voters will rightly expect of her
The new mayor has a lot of work to do to hit the ground running, which is what voters will rightly expect of her. Congratulations...

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Nov. 28, 2017)

1. NOPD OPENS COMMAND CENTER FOR CRIME CAMERASA time stamp appeared above each person wandering into a live feed of Jackson Square that streamed into...

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Prospect.4: A guide to the art around New Orleans

More than 70 international artists explore the ‘Global South’
The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, the title of Prospect.4, the latest iteration of the Prospect New Orleans international art triennial, is as colorfully...

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The great outdoors: Prospect.4's outdoor works

A look at the event's easily accessible art in public spaces
Many of the more iconic works in Prospect.4 are sculptures and installations at easily accessible public spaces. Here are some of the expo's outdoor works. Algiers Point101-199 Mississippi River Trail, Algiers...

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Ladee Hubbard won the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence for her debut novel, The Talented Ribkins. The Gaines Award was established nine years...

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Commentary: New Orleans prepares for 300

Reflecting the city’s entire history — the good and the bad — will be the challenge
As 2017 comes to an end — and with the mayor's race finally over and the New Orleans Saints ascendant again — you'll soon be...

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The count: Police departments that allow people who filed police misconduct complaints to view body cam footage

4
A November scorecard from the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and Upturn used eight criteria to examine the efficacy of police body-worn cameras...

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Nov. 21, 2017)

1. TECH COMPANY SAYS IT PLANS TO HIRE 2,000 AT NEW ORLEANS OFFICEA multi-billion-dollar IT company expects to open its New Orleans office in January...

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The count: Americans who signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act from Nov. 1-4

601,462
SOURCE: CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES. IN THE FIRST FOUR DAYS OF THE 2017 ENROLLMENT PERIOD, more than 600,000 people signed up for health care coverage...

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Commentary: Our endorsements in Nov. 18 elections

The news that Louisiana Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera has requested years of city credit card records from all members of the New Orleans City Council...

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Committee for a Better New Orleans (CBNO) won an on-line contest sponsored by the group NationSwell for CBNO's "Big Easy Budget Game," a website where...

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