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  1. Mid-City church offers sanctuary to Salvadoran man threatened with deportationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 15 | Best of New Orleans

    Jose Torres addresses a crowd outside First Grace United Methodist Church, which has offered him sanctuary following attempts from immigration authorities to deport him. When he was 18 years old, Jose Torres fled violence in El Salvador and later arrived in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures.

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  2. Your last chance to weigh in on RTA's 20-year plan is Nov. 13-14Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 7 | Best of New Orleans

    Riders and the general public have one last chance to give feedback on Regional Transit Authority's Strategic Mobility Plan Nov. 13-14. At two open houses - one in Kenner, one in the CBD - RTA will unveil a draft version of its plan to revamp public transit in the area over the next 20 years.

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  3. Commentary: Smart and honest on crimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2017 | Best of New Orleans

    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 in any measurable way. We have roughly the same rate of violence as our neighboring states; we just incarcerate more nonviolent offenders.

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  4. Editorial: Getting smart - and honest - about crime in LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2017 | Best of New Orleans

    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 in any measurable way. We have roughly the same rate of violence as our neighboring states; we just incarcerate more nonviolent offenders.

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  5. Books roundup: Six literary events in New Orleans in OctoberRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2017 | Best of New Orleans

    During Spooky Month, aka October, literary events rise from the calendar like so many zombies from their graves. Among the highlights: an annual Halloween-themed fundraiser for youth writing programs, two contemporary Southern women writers and more.

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  6. Oktoberfest returns to Mid-CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2017 | Best of New Orleans

    "We're thrilled to bring Oktoberfest back to New Orleans and Mid-City; our home for almost 90 years," Deutsches Haus president Jack Gonzales said in a press release. Deutches Haus had to move out of its longtime home at 200 S. Galvez Street in 2011 to make way for the University Medical Center development.

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  7. Here's what riders had to say at public meetings about RTA's futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2017 | Best of New Orleans

    At two public workshops held at New Orleans Public Library branches this week, New Orleans Regional Transit Authority riders were alternately enthusiastic and skeptical about elements that could be incorporated into the Strategic Mobility Plan set to roll out at the end of this year. The workshops were part of a five-part series attended by over 100 people in New Orleans and Kenner, where participants took part in two exercises demonstrating the moving parts of a functional transit system.

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  8. Review: Guys and DollsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2017 | Best of New Orleans

    Guys and Dolls is a caricature of New York City circa 1931, overrun with shady gamblers, cutesy chorus girls and Irish cops. Despite scenes set in alleys, garages, nightclubs and the Save-a-Soul mission, Guys and Dolls is essentially a sweet love story about opposites who attract.

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  9. Deutsches Haus Oktoberfest returns to Mid-City next monthRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2017 | Best of New Orleans

    For the first time in seven years, Deutsches Haus ' Oktoberfest will be held in Mid-City. Deutsches Haus announced earlier this year that the festival would end its run in Kenner's Rivertown and move to the organization's new home in Mid-City at 1700 Moss St. "We're thrilled to bring Oktoberfest back to New Orleans and Mid City; our home for almost 90 years," Deutsches Haus president Jack Gonzales said in a prepared statement.

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  10. Thumbs Up/Thumbs DownRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2017 | Best of New Orleans

    The Contemporary Arts Center received a $30,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The award will support programming at the CAC in fall 2017 and spring 2018.

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  11. Clancy DuBos: In Jefferson, war is hereRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2017 | Best of New Orleans

    Things are rarely dull in Jefferson Parish politics. I still recall the fac- tional wars of the 1980s and early '90s between then-District Attorney John Mamoulides and then-Asses-sor Lawrence Chehardy.

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  12. In Jefferson Parish, war is hereRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2017 | Best of New Orleans

    Former state Rep. Joe Lopinto will become interim sheriff of Jefferson Parish after the resignation of Sheriff Newell Normand. Things are rarely dull in Jefferson Parish politics.

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  13. #FightLikeJulie: Social media goes pink in support of Julie Stokes' breast cancer fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2017 | Best of New Orleans

    Last week, state Rep. Julie Stokes, R-Kenner, announced she would not be running for state treasurer, as she had previously announced, due to a diagnosis of breast cancer.

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  14. 'Recall Yenni' campaign rebrands as 'Defeat Yenni,' targets Kenner Mayor Ben ZahnRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2017 | Best of New Orleans

    Metairie attorney Robert Evans, who spearheaded the ultimately unsuccessful attempt to recall Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni earlier this year, is now launching a new movement he calls "Defeat Yenni," targeting those he sees as Yenni's political allies - specifically Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn. Evans has sent a letter to a selected list of registered voters in Jefferson Parish, asking for their support.

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  15. Rep. Julie Stokes announces breast cancer diagnosis, will not run for state treasurerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2017 | Best of New Orleans

    State Rep. Julie Stokes, R-Kenner, who announced her intent to run for state treasurer earlier this year, has sent a letter to friends and supporters revealing she has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will not run. "My team of doctors has determined that I will begin at least 5 months of chemotherapy treatment," Stokes wrote.

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  16. Tips for building a saltwater fish tankRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2017 | Best of New Orleans

    Cultivating a saltwater fish tank is a bit like making a souffle - impressive if you pull it off, but delicate and easy to screw up. Still, it's easy to see why this hobby remains popular.

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  17. Commentary: Truly honoring our veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2017 | Best of New Orleans

    If Maness persists with his talk of a boycott, New Orleanians should return the favor if he ever runs for statewide office again Imagine a scenario in which a candidate for U.S. Senate urges people to boycott the largest city in his or her state. That's what retired U.S. Air Force Col.

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  18. Former U.S. Senate candidate Maness urges veterans' groups to boycott New OrleansRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2017 | Best of New Orleans

    Ret. U.S. Air Force Col. Rob Maness, a candidate for the Louisiana Senate last year, suggests veterans' groups boycott New Orleans.

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  19. Review: William Eggleston and more photography at the OgdenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2017 | Best of New Orleans

    Troubled Waters is a selection of mostly low-key Eggleston works from the William Greiner collection. Many appear deadpan, but a closer look reveals paradoxical contrasts, a Eudora Welty short story that she never got around to writing.

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  20. Clancy DuBos: Free speech vs. politics as usualRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2017 | Best of New Orleans

    A recent federal lawsuit filed by a dozen unclassified Kenner city employees raises very interesting legal and political questions. The suit seeks to overturn a Kenner city charter amendment barring "political activity" in Kenner city elections by unclassified City Hall employees.

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