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  1. 'It's time for action': New Orleans joins nationwide call ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    Even as the heat index climbed into triple digits, a winding crowd of hundreds snaked through the French Quarter and blocked traffic to Decatur Street to call for the reunion of immigrant families and the dissolve of Immigration and Customs Enforcement . New Orleans joined a nationwide protest June 30 to reform U.S. immigration policy in the wake of reports that revealed thousands of immigrant children were separated from their families and warehoused in detention centers after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

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  2. The scooters are comingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    Be on the lookout for electric scooters sharing the bike lane. Mayor LaToya Cantrell's administration is working to bring scooter rentals to New Orleans streets, pending approval from the New Orleans City Council and arrangements with third-party companies that will set up their fleets in neighborhoods around town.

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  3. Louisiana modernizing its website to track state spendingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    Louisiana is upgrading its website to track government spending, giving it a new name and user-friendly, graphics-focused look that lawmakers hope will draw more people to review how the state use taxpayer dollars. The improved transparency site, known as Louisiana Checkbook, goes online Monday at www.checkbook.la.gov .

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  4. Medical debt clinic returns to A.L. Davis Park July 7Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    A clinic and health fair designed to help people deal with medical and other debt, particularly debt that has gone into collections, returns to A.L. Davis Park July 7. The free event is a joint initiative between Democratic Socialists of America and Debt Collective , an organizing group that is building a platform to help people dispute their debts and take on collectors. The idea behind events like this, Debt Collective member Dawn Lueck says, is to remind people how commonplace medical debt is, share information about consumer rights and discuss ways to fight back against a "predatory system."

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  5. New report about youth homelessness in Louisiana is surprisingly positiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    Finally Louisiana isn't at the bottom of a national survey. In a report released this week, the True Colors Fund , a nonprofit whose mission statement is "to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth" rates Louisiana No.

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  6. What if Louisiana nixed its tipped minimum wage?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    In a surprise result earlier this month - and against the opposition of the restaurant industry and many elected officials - Washington, D.C. voters recently said yes to a ballot measure eliminating the tipped minimum wage, currently $3.33 in the capital. If the measure survives challenges , wages for restaurant, bar, nail salon, valet and other tipped workers will rise to match the area's regular minimum wage, reaching $15 an hour by 2025.

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  7. 'The next Sewerage & Water Board': New Orleans City Council...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    Members of the New Orleans City Council demanded answers from Entergy New Orleans' top brass over the utility's failure to meet self-imposed renewable energy goals and its handling of recurring power outages throughout its damaged distribution system. Entergy faced the City Council's Utilities, Cable, Telecommunications and Technology Committee on June 28, asking the utility for a full accounting of its priorities and whether it can meet its renewable energy goals two years after it opened its request for proposals to begin generating up to 100 megawatts of power.

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  8. Preservation Hall Jazz Band signs with Sub PopRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    Sub Pop Records has signed New Orleans institution Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which plans to release an album through the label later this year. The venerable indie rock label also digitally reissued Pres Hall's 2017 album So It Is and its 2013 album That's It! , which marked the band's first collection of new material.

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  9. Bloomberg: Trump's trade war and Louisiana businessesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    An extensive report today in Bloomberg examines President Donald Trump's tariffs and how they might affect a wide variety of Louisiana businesses : A trade war would weigh on Louisiana, slowing total economic output by a minimum of 7 percent over five years, the most of any state, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. One in six jobs in the state of 4.7 million is tied to international commerce and would be at risk, threatening an unemployment rate the U.S. Labor Department pegs near an all-time low.

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  10. Census 'undercount' in 2020 could impact children's health in poorly ranked LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    With a 2020 U.S. Census looming, Louisiana officials must begin to prepare to reach thousands of children from low-income families to ensure they're counted, or risk endangering funding for essential programs, according to a new report outlining the state of children in the U.S. Louisiana ranks last overall in economic wellbeing in the 2018 Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which examines the state of children's health care, education and family and community support. Louisiana is one of only a handful of states where childhood poverty has increased since 2010, which counted 27 percent of children in the state living in poverty; in 2016, it was 29 percent.

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  11. Finally, a 'special' session of the Louisiana legislature that had resultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    State Rep. Cameron Henry, R-Metairie, right, talks with state Rep. John Bagneris, D-New Orleans on the Louisiana House floor. At the end of the day, it didn't have to be so difficult.

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  12. Melt, Banks Street grilled cheese restaurant, closesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    Melt , Mid-City's gourmet grilled cheese restaurant, has closed. On Tuesday, co-owner Miles Tully Jr. confirmed the restaurant's last day of business was June 22. Melt served fried Wisconsin cheese curds, shrimp Cobb salads, a creative selection of gourmet grilled-cheese sandwiches and cocktails.

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  13. Live music in New Orleans this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    In the 15 songs on 2016's magnetkingmagnetqueen , Athens, Georgia's New Madrid roamed from psychedelic swirls to jangly indie rock, rootsy pop, instrumental jams, post-punk flourishes and more. David Barbe & Inward Dream Ebb and Deadly Fists of Kung Fu open at 9 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.

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  14. Comedy show picks in New Orleans this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    An alum of Tulane University and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 's writing team, Anthony Jeselnik made a name for himself with his dark, rough-edged humor, the impetus for his Comedy Central series The Jeselnik Offensive .

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  15. 'De-Stress Day' at City Hall will include therapy dogs, yoga, massage and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    Stressed-out New Orleanians: Mayor LaToya Cantrell has your back: Friday is "De-Stress Day" at New Orleans City Hall. The event is on the city's official calendar , and in a tweet Cantrell invited citizens to "Come one, come all, De-Stress at City Hall!" this Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Among the de-stressing agents on hand: therapy dogs to pet, yoga demonstrations in Duncan Plaza, free blood pressure screenings by Access Health, live music by the Braun Wood Duo and massages by Magnolia Physical Therapy.

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  16. Cedric Richmond defends Maxine Waters, calls out critics for hypocrisy over outrageRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    In a statement as head of the Congressional Black Caucus , U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-New Orleans, defended U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, who encouraged public resistance against members of President Donald Trump's administration in the wake of reports of thousands of immigrant children being separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border. Her comments followed reports of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders being asked to leave a Virginia restaurant, and diners at a Mexican restaurant in Washington D.C. booting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielson.

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  17. Five places to get an HIV test in New Orleans WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, one of a few such occasions throughout the year which call attention to the need to know one's HIV status. Researchers estimate as many as 162,500 people didn't know they were living with HIV at the end of 2015.

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  18. Cantrell takes the wheel at 'soft launch' of revamped RTA appRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    A joyful scrum of city officials, transportation professionals and reporters crowded aboard a New Orleans Regional Transit Authority bus June 26 for a short ride piloted by Mayor LaToya Cantrell to celebrate the "soft launch" of RTA's new app. The unlikely-sounding hoopla was preceded by remarks from the mayor, RTA officials and New Orleans City Councilmembers Kristin Gisleson Palmer and Jared Brossett, who presented the app - which offers in-app ticketing and real-time arrival information - as a big step forward for the city's transportation system and riders' access to opportunity.

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  19. Black Restaurant Week comes to New Orleans July 1-8Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    Willie Mae's Scotch House is one of several restaurants participating in New Orleans Black Restaurant Week July 1 through July 8. It's been two years since Black Restaurant Week was launched in Houston, Texas. The weeklong event was created to raise awareness of the black culinary industry and stimulate growth for black-owned businesses and farms across the country.

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  20. 'What we want is real freedom': deportation threat lifted for ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement delivered Jose Torres an ultimatum in November 2017 - leave the country within a month or face deportation. Torres found a sanctuary inside First Grace United Methodist Church in Mid-City, where he's lived for the last seven months.

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