CAPITOL ACCESS

Sales-Tax Bills Start Advancing In Third Special Session

Lawmakers continue to debate how many tenths of a penny should remain as part of the state's sales-tax rate. On Wednesday, a House committee advanced three options.

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CULTURE

Inside The Arts: Val Kilmer As Citizen Twain, Summer Lyric’s My Fair Lady, NOLA Project-TALKBACK

This week on Inside the Arts, actor Val Kilmer is heading to the Crescent City for the film screening of his one man play, Citizen Twain. Event producer, Jonathan Mares stops by for a chat.

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What We Know: Family Separation And 'Zero Tolerance' At The Border

Updated at 4:40 a.m. ET Wednesday Since early May, 2,342 children have been separated from their parents after crossing the Southern U.S. border, according to the Department of Homeland Security, as part of a new immigration strategy by the Trump administration that has prompted widespread outcry. On Wednesday, President Trump signed an executive order reversing his policy of separating families — and replacing it with a policy of detaining entire families together, including children, but...

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New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin won reelection over the weekend. Now he's planning to meet with key advisors to develop a 100-day plan. That 100 days will include the start of another hurricane season.

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It's the kind of thing that makes you wonder if we political types focus on the wrong thing.

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, in a tight runoff race with the state's current lieutenant governor to keep his post, vowed the city will be ready for the coming hurricane season and rebuffed claims in a recently published book that he was an ineffective leader as the storm ravaged the city last August.

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and other officials lay out new evacuation plans for the city, nearly nine months after it was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. With the revamped strategy focused on helping those without transportation leave, Nagin reassured residents that looting would be prevented.

Nagin, who faces a runoff election for his post on May 20, says the detailed plan for a total evacuation in the event of a huge storm was worked out over several months, with the help of the federal government. The plan would use buses and trains to get people out of the city.

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A new campaign for mayor is underway in New Orleans after Saturday's first round made an election runoff necessary.

New Orleans Mayoral Race Down to Two

Apr 23, 2006

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Taking Exception to Nagin Speaking for God

Feb 1, 2006

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Le Show For The Week Of June 17, 2018

This week on Le Show Harry Shearer brings us News from Outside the Bubble, It’s A Smart World After All, News of the Olympic Movement, News of Microplastics, News of the Warm, News of the Godly, The Apologies of the Week, plus another episode of The Appresidentice and original music satirizing this week’s headlines.

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life with Wayne Wiegand and Silas House

This week on The Reading Life: Wayne Wiegand, co-author with Shirley Wiegand, of “The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South: Civil Rights and Local Activism.” We’ll also hear from novelist Silas House, whose new book is “Southernmost.” Audio extra: Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week: Barbara Ewell and Teresa Toulouse discuss and sign their co-edited book of essays, “Sweet Spots—In-Between Spaces in New Orleans,” Sunday June 17, at 3:30 p.m. at Garden...

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FOOD & DINING

Ian McNulty

Where Y’Eat: With Food on Hand, Dad’s Stories Always Flowed

Dad cooked breakfast a lot when I was growing up. Pancakes were the order of the day, but no matter what he was making the meal usually included a little baloney, and I don’t mean the sandwich meat.

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