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Developing: The Times-Picayune
3:34 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Times-Picayune Announces Layoffs; Nearly 50% of Newsroom Cut

Erin Krall WWNO

Layoffs began at The Times-Picayune today, as the newspaper shifts from a seven-day-a-week printed product to an online news organization.

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6:00 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Times-Picayune Staff Learning Extent of Job Cuts

Erin Krall WWNO

Times-Picayune employees will be in meetings today to learn if they’re losing their jobs. Leading advertisers are joining a campaign to fight the cutbacks.

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12:03 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Major Advertisers Join Citizens’ Group to Save Times-Picayune, Urge Owners to Print Seven Days

Lead in text: 
Major advertisers and businesses in the New Orleans region, who together spend millions of dollars in advertising annually in The Times-Picayune, have joined “The Times-Picayune Citizens’ Group” in the call to keep the newspaper printing seven days a week.
Major Advertisers Join Citizens' Group to Save Times-Picayune, Urge Owners to Print Seven Days Times-Picayune Citizens' Group NEW ORLEANS - Major advertisers and businesses in the New Orleans metropolitan area, who together spend millions of dollars in advertising annually in The Times-Picayune, have joined "The Times-Picayune Citizens' Group" in the call to keep the newspaper printing seven days a week.
Farmers Market Minute
8:00 am
Sat June 9, 2012

Eat Local Challenge

Each year, food system solutionaries attempt to eat within 200 miles of New Orleans as part of the Eat Local Challenge. This is a marvelously interactive addition to our local food revolution.

However, the Challenge triggers deeper questions about local self-reliance. While you may find Louisiana rice on sale, why is it you don’t find local rice vinegar? Rice wine or rice syrup? The same could be said of pecans and sugar. This raises questions about economic development priorities at the state level.

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Gulf Oil Spill - Costner Lawsuit
9:38 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Costner Testifies in Suit Over Oil-Cleanup Devices

Actor Kevin Costner has testified in the trial of a lawsuit in New Orleans that he was heartbroken watching the Gulf oil spill disaster in 2010 and headed to the area with oil cleanup devices to aid the recovery.

Costner testified yesterday in connection with a multimillion-dollar business dispute over the devices involving fellow actor Stephen Baldwin. 

The Times-Picayune
6:00 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Tailgate Party Held for Times-Picayune

Erin Krall

Several hundred people rallied at the Rock ‘N’ Bowl parking lot in Mid City in support of the Times-Picayune. A community effort is taking shape to block plans of the Newhouse family publication to cut staff and print editions only three times a week.

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BP Oil Spill
4:00 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

BP Oil Spill Device Lands Actors Kevin Costner and Stephen Baldwin in Federal Court

Actors Kevin Costner and Stephen Baldwin are facing off in a New Orleans courtroom. Costner is being sued over profits from a device launched to combat the BP oil spill.

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New Orleans Hotels
10:12 am
Mon June 4, 2012

New Orleans Hotel Rates Increase

New Orleans hotel operators say occupancy is the highest in more than a decade. They credit refurbished hotels, a jam-packed calendar and continued recovery from the levee breaches after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Room rates are up, too. The Times-Picayune reports that Smith Travel Research quotes the city's average daily hotel rate at $154 — the highest since February 2002, when it averaged $159.40 a night.

Rates through April of this year averaged $148.61. That's 12.6 percent better than same four months last year.

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Airline Fees
1:45 pm
Mon May 28, 2012

Senator asks airlines to drop seat fee for kids

NEW YORK — Sen. Charles Schumer is urging airlines to allow families with young children to sit together without paying extra.

The New York Democrat is reacting to an Associated Press story last week detailing how families this summer are going to find it harder to sit together without paying fees that can add up to hundreds of dollars over the original ticket price.

"Children need access to their parents and parents need access to their children," Schumer said in a statement. "Unnecessary airline fees shouldn't serve as a literal barrier between mother and child."

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The Times-Picayune
6:00 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Civic Leaders Seek Alternative To Times-Picayune Cuts

Erin Krall WWNO

The announcement that the Times-Picayune is making cutbacks and planning to print only three copies a week has shocked some community leaders. But one leading expert in journalism says shifting to online delivery is a clear industry path.

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