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   Not too long ago, it was pretty much agreed that crime may be high and summers may be hot, but New Orleans was a pretty cheap place to live for renters. No more. CNN's list last week of "Worst Cities to be a Renter" placed the Crescent City at No. 6, estimating a 9 percent rent hike since 2009 and a 1.5 percent decline in income in the same period. ...

   Gambit contributor Jeremy Alford, editor of the website and subscription newsletter LaPolitics, has launched a gossipy weekly political newsletter, "Tuesday Tracker." This one is free, and covers political matters from all over the state, both weighty and frivolous. To sign up, visit

   The Washington Post created March basketball-style brackets for the 2016 race for the Republican presidential nomination, with the names of 17 politicos (15 names and one pair of play-ins). Missing from the 17 top contenders: Gov. Bobby Jindal.


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