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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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week Nov. 14, 2017)

1. BRAZILE TO SPEAK AT IWO LUNCH THIS  WEEKFormer Democratic National Committee (DNC) head (and New Orleans native) Donna Brazile is coming home this week to speak...

I-10: News on the move

She said, she said

A war of words — and accusations — in the race for New Orleans mayor
Campaign attacks and counter­attacks are nothing new, but the volleys exchanged in the Nov. 18 mayoral runoff will make that race historic for more...

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Walt Handelsman won the 2017 EPPY Award from Editor & Publisher for his editorial cartoons and animations for The New Orleans Advocate. The EPPY...

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Commentary: Mayor's race a mud pit

Neither candidate inspires confidence in her ability to manage City Hall or its annual budget of more than $600 million
The final weeks of the 2017 mayoral election appear to be less a race to the finish line than a long, uncontrolled slide into a...

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The count: rate of premature births in Louisiana in 2016

12.6 percent
Louisiana received a grade of "F" last week on March of Dimes' annual Premature Birth Report Card for its high rate of premature births. According to...

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week Nov. 7, 2017)

1. FATS SENT HOME, WITH LOVEFrom Vaughan's Lounge in Bywater to the gates of his black-and-yellow former home-turned-landmark on Caffin Avenue in the Lower 9th...

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The count: acres in the Gulf of Mexico to be opened for oil and gas leases in 2018

76,967,935
COURTESY BUREAU OF SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT In 2018, nearly 77 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico will be up for grabs in...

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Kicks 4 the City, an organization that collects new and slightly worn shoes for the homeless, has begun its annual shoe drive, which will culminate...

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Commentary: Maybe...

What it will take for things to be different
You remember that you live in a state that elected a governor (four times) who said the motto of his administration was "Up with skirts, down with pants." Maybe you had heard...

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Oct. 31, 2017)

1. MUSIC LEGEND FATS DOMINO DIES AT 89 Rock 'n' roll and rhythm and blues legend Antoine "Fats" Domino died Oct. 24. He was 89....

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The count: gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico after an October pipe leak

672,000
It went virtually unnoticed in national media, but the Gulf of Mexico suffered its largest oil leak since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. A pipeline...

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Commentary: Every vote really does count

If you live in New Orleans, your vote will determine the city's next steps
As Election Day dawned Oct. 14, many worried — and Secretary of State Tom Schedler predicted — that turnout would be abysmally low. Schedler even...

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Oct. 24, 2017)

1 . CHARBONNET, CANTRELL SET RUNOFF DEBATESDistrict B Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell, who is facing off against former Municipal Court Judge Desiree Charbonnet in the mayoral...

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Marjorie Esman, who has served as executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana for 10 years, is retiring at the end of...

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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...

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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...

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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 —...

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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

$190,000
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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