New Orleans women chefs and the fight for kitchen equality

Women chefs say conditions are changing, though not quickly enough
An Instagram post on Sept. 5 from San Francisco-based chef Dominique Crenn made national news when she called out San Pellegrino — the company...


The count: Registered voters in New Orleans who voted early in the Oct. 14 election

6.1 percent
Fifteen-thousand six-hundred twenty-eight people voted during the weeklong early voting period in citywide elections from Sept. 30 to Oct. 7, roughly 6 percent of the...

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Jesmyn Ward has received a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" of $625,000 over five years. Ward, who teaches creative writing at...

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Commentary: Smart and honest on crime

Reducing crime requires more than hiring more cops and paying them more
By any metric, there are too many nonviolent people in Louisiana jails — and putting them there has not reduced our state's violent crime rate...


I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Oct. 17, 2017)

1. FINAL MAYORAL DEBATE GENERATES FEW SPARKSThe three leading candidates in the New Orleans mayoral race — Michael Bagneris, LaToya Cantrell and Desiree Charbonnet —...

I-10: News on the move

Commentary: The Gambit ballot

Gambit's recommendations in the Oct. 14 elections
New Orleans is about to elect its first new mayor in eight years, along with at least three new City Council members and two...


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Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne, physicists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory in Livingston Parish were awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics...

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The count: money raised by prominent New Orleans business leaders for anti-Charbonnet PAC

Not For Sale NOLA has distributed several mailers and posted videos attacking former Municipal Court judge and New Orleans mayoral candidate Desiree Charbonnet in the...

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A tweet season for the Pels: Twitter predictions for the New Orleans Pelicans 2017-2018 season

Warning: #FakeNews ahead
The 2017 NBA season will be pivotal for the New Orleans Pelicans — not only because head coach Alvin Gentry and general manager Dell Demps...


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

1. 'DOLLAR BILL' JEFFERSON ORDERED RELEASED FROM PRISONIn a surprise move Oct. 5, a federal judge ordered former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson released immediately from federal...

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VH1 Save the Music Foundation gave a $60,000 grant to Morris Jeff Community School to create a band program for Morris Jeff's middle school...

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The count: Louisianans who think 'take a knee' protestors should be fined or fired

57 percent
A robocall survey of 525 registered voters conducted Sept. 26 found 30 percent thought NFL players who took a knee during the playing of the...

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Oct. 3, 2017)

1. TAKE A KNEE, TAKE AWAY TAX BREAKS?"Get that son of a bitch off the field," President Donald Trump said of NFL players who take...

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Commentary: To Sen. Cassidy — physician, heal thyself

After seven years of toting 'repeal and replace,' congressional Republicans delivered neither
As the latest rushed attempt to end the Affordable Care Act (ACA) collapsed last week, it took with it another casualty: U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy's...


Wake up, voters: New Orleans early voting starts Sept. 30

After months of lethargy, are voters ready to make up their minds?
One year ago — or even four months ago — no one with any knowledge of local politics and history would have predicted this year's...


A political hot 7: races to watch on Election Night

A look at City Council, Jeff Parish Council and state treasurer races
In addition to the New Orleans mayor's race, there are plenty of local contests to get citizens fired up about the Oct. 14 primary. The...


The count: federal health care funding Louisiana stands to lose if Graham-Cassidy passes

$3.2 billion
SOURCE: THE CENTER FOR BUDGET AND POLICY PRIORITIES. Louisiana Secretary of Health Dr. Rebekah Gee sent a letter to Sen. Bill Cassidy last week saying...

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Commentary: Our endorsements in fall 2017 elections

Early voting starts Sept. 30
Early voting starts Saturday, Sept. 30, across Louisiana — but nowhere is that date more important than in metro New Orleans. Voters in New Orleans...


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Ben Passmore received the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Comic for Your Black Friend, his acclaimed short graphic novel. The annual Ignatz Award salutes independent...

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Sept. 26, 2017)

1. GRAHAM-CASSIDY HEALTH CARE BILL SLAMMEDDozens of health care organizations — including the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Heart Association,...

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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...


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

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...


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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