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...

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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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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Aug 15, 2017)

1. IN THE WAKE OF THE AUG. 5 FLOOD ...Heads rolled at City Hall and at the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board (S&WB) after...

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The new progressives

Progressive groups and activists in New Orleans turn their attention to fall elections — and beyond
Pizza, beer and an introduction to democratic socialism. At a recent Monday night meeting of the New Orleans chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America...

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Amy Kirk-Duvoisin, founder of the Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc, was recognized as a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French...

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The count: how much of New Orleans' proposed 2018 budget is dedicated for public safety

$317 million
Mayor Mitch Landrieu presented his final city budget as mayor last week, proposing a $647 million budget with nearly half marked for police and fire...

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Commentary: Paging Dr. Cassidy — move on

If Cassidy can’t improve upon the ACA, he should turn his hand to something else in Washington
Congressional Republicans began trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) literally the day after it was passed in 2010. The GOP-controlled House has voted...

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Aug 8, 2017)

1. LANDRIEU, WHITE HOUSE AT ODDS OVER ICEThe White House last week defended Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after criticism from Mayor Mitch Landrieu about...

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Commentary: Issues that matter

Progressive groups are framing New Orleans' fall election discussion
If you're interested in the citywide elections in New Orleans, now is the time to pay attention and attend a forum or town hall. By...

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J. Wayne Leonardwas named a recipient of the United Way of Southeast Louisiana's Alexis de Tocqueville Award, the organization's highest honor. The former Entergy...

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The count: number of people in Louisiana who would lose insurance by 2018 under a "skinny" repeal

216,660
Louisiana Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Neely Kennedy supported the GOP's latest attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including a vote on a...

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Aug 1, 2017)

1. ORDINANCE WOULD ALLOW NOPD TO ISSUE SUMMONSES TO YOUTH FOR MISDEMEANORSNew Orleans youth who commit misdemeanor offenses could receive warnings or summonses to appear in court with a...

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It isn't easy being Greenway

As city leaders pass the reins to those charged with maintaining it, what will be the future of the Lafitte Greenway?
When New Orleans voters choose a new mayor and City Council in November, the Lafitte Greenway will mark its second anniversary. The 2.6-mile linear park...

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The Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust donated $40,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Louisiana, which provides housing at the Ronald McDonald House...

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The count: average rental price per month of a one-bedroom apartment in New Orleans

$1,397
SOURCE: REAL ESTATE ANALYSIS FIRM ABODO. New Orleans is No. 1 — in U.S. cities with the highest rent hike over the last six months,...

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Commentary: Demagogues taking pot shots at New Orleans

Those who aspire to lead our state should not falsely besmirch its largest and most economically important city
U.S. Sen. John Neely Kennedy was in New Orleans last week — not for a town hall or public constituents' meeting, which he has yet...

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

1. ENDORSEMENT? NO.BUT 'TRUE FRIENDS SHOW UP'When state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson (right, in pink) was eying a potential mayoral run earlier this month, she...

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The fall of malls

As retailers struggle, what’s next for malls in Louisiana?
From 2001 to 2004, I spent anywhere from 40 to 60 hours each week inside Woodfield Mall, a megalithic, multi-floored temple of consumption in Schaumburg,...

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