New Orleans wrestler Luke Hawx leaps from the ring to the screen

Luke Hawx had a rough start growing up. Now he's a top wrestler — and a budding action movie star
In a Metairie middle-school gym, worlds away from Hollywood glitz, Luke Hawx is sweaty, grimy and bruised, held back by a dozen men nearly as...


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Kathryn Hurley,a second-grade language arts teacher at KIPP Central City Primary, was named the only Louisiana finalist for The New Teacher Project's 2017 Fishman Prize....

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The count: proposed age at which a child may hold a fully automatic gun in Louisiana

No child under the age of 13 may be given or hold, let alone shoot, a fully automatic gun, however short the time, under a...

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Commentary: Pass criminal justice reform

End Louisiana's dubious status as the world's leading jailer
Of all the "bad" rankings for Louisiana, one stands out on a global scale: Our state has the highest rate of incarceration (816 per 100,000...


I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (May 23, 2017)

1. MINIMUM WAGE, BILL MOVEs TO STATE SENATE FOR DEBATEThe Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations Wednesday favorably moved a bill by Sen. Troy...

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The facts of life: the state of sex ed in Louisiana

With high rates of STDs and unplanned pregnancies among young people in Louisiana, legislators and advocates hope to improve sex education
In a Catholic middle school, Jenni Perkins learned not to have sex before marriage. At Perkins' charter high school, a P.E. teacher said the same, after...


Commentary: It didn't have to come to this

We need a clear path forward and we need it now
The ongoing tensions surrounding the fate of four Confederate-era monuments in New Orleans recently reached the national stage — and the local boiling point. On...


The count: Attendance at Jazz Fest 2017

Despite some heavy rains during its two-week run, the 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival brought roughly 425,000 people to the Fair Grounds Race...

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (May 16, 2017)

1. Women's health groups come out against AHCA Women's organizations are sounding an alarm about the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which Petrice Sams-Abiodun of...

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Young lives behind bars

Louisiana considers abolishing life without parole for some juvenile offenders
When Misty Jenkins was 16, she accompanied a boyfriend who robbed and killed a cab driver. Jenkins says she feared her boyfriend would kill her...


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Le Grand Remix received the inaugural French Culture Film Grant from #CreateLouisiana, announced at the 2017 French Film Festival. The $32,500 award aims to help...

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The count: Louisiana members of Congress who voted for the American Health Care Act

Five of six Louisiana members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted in support of the American Health Care Act on May 4, which rolls...

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Commentary: Remembering Deborah 'Big Red' Cotton

Fearless, fierce, compassionate, and taken far too soon
  "With each second line that rolled down Ursulines Avenue, New Orleans lured me from my dark brooding funk and tossed me into the fire of...


American Craft Beer Week returns to New Orleans May 15-21

New beers and events at local breweries and more
New Orleans' beer scene has changed a lot in one year. When last year's American Craft Beer Week began, Urban South Brewery had just opened...

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (May 9, 2017)

1. SKIRMISH AT JEFFERSON DAVIS MONUMENT ON MAY DAYFive people were arrested May 1 when the self-proclaimed "monument defenders" who had been camped out in...

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Deacon John Moore: "I'm an entertainer"

The New Orleans singer and bandleader receives the Big Easy Awards' Lifetime Achievement in Music
IN THE MIDDLE OF A SET AT THE DEW DROP INN, Deacon John Moore felt a tug on his arm and looked down to see...


The count: what you'll pay to cross the Causeway beginning May 6

If you frequently cross Lake Pontchartrain by way of the Causeway and keep putting off purchasing a toll tag, now's the time. Starting May 6,...

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Commentary: Abolish the death penalty

Death penalty opponents raise moral and fiscal arguments, and convincingly so
Nineteen states and the District of Columbia have abolished the death penalty. If some state lawmakers have their way, Louisiana will become the 20th state...


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Newcomb Art Museum was named Louisiana's 2017 Best Gallery or Museum by the American Art Awards. The award recognized Newcomb for its "interdisciplinary collaborations, innovative...

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2017 Big Easy Award winners announced for music and theater

The Revivalists named Entertainer of the Year
Bandleader and guitarist Deacon John Moore thanked a who's who list of New Orleans musicians, producers and friends from his six-decade career — including...


I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (May 2, 2017)

1. ZYDECO HALL OF FAME BURNS DOWNThe world of zydeco music lost one of its seminal clubs to a mysterious fire the night of April...

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Commentary: Bipartisan agreement on criminal justice reform

Locking up non-violent offenders is not tough on crime. It's tough on taxpayers
There are few truly bipartisan issues in Louisiana, but the need for criminal justice reform is one of them. By any metric of any study,...


The count: homeless young people who are victims of trafficking

19 percent
SOURCE: Loyola University New Orleans' Modern Slavery Research Project. Nearly one in five young people experiencing homelessness were the victims of human trafficking, according to...

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Jrue Holiday,a New Orleans Pelicans point guard, received the March NBA Cares Community Assist Award recognizing his donation of $31,000 to the Greater New Orleans...

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (April 25, 2017)

1. CHARBONNET STEPS DOWN TO RUN FOR MAYORMunicipal Court Judge Desiree Charbonnet resigned her judgeship last week so she can officially run for mayor. She...

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