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7:00 am
Fri July 19, 2013

La Raza National Conference Begins In New Orleans

Puentes New Orleans spokeswoman discusses upcoming convention.

A major national Latino organization is gearing up to hold its annual  conference in New Orleans for the first time. The National Council of La Raza is offering workshops and family events at the Convention Center open to the entire community.

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Red River Radio
8:56 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Red River National Wildlife Refuge offers educator workshops

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 8:58 am

The Red River National Wildlife Refuge in Bossier City is set to host four educator workshops this month.

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Red River Radio
8:44 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Assisted-living facility administrator sows garden in downtown Alexandria

Officials with an assisted-living facility in downtown Alexandria have turned an adjacent property into a half-acre garden. Billy Allen, administrator of The Canterbury House, said the garden started as an idea to build a small raised bed but was scaled up. He said its 25 residents are enjoying the first bountiful summer harvest.

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Love NOLA
6:02 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Love NOLA: Is New Orleans The World’s Nicest City?

Brett Will Taylor

NolaVie's Brett Will Taylor delivers his biweekly commentary on the various meanings of 'being nice' in New Orleans.

“When did you become so nice?” 

That’s what a Boston friend asked me last week while in New Orleans for a visit. We were driving down North Robertson when the car in front of us came to a stop smack dab in the middle of the street. The man driving the car had stopped in order to have a conversation with a woman who was sitting on her stoop. It was quite clear this conversation was going to occur without the woman leaving her stoop. Or the man leaving his car. Which was now not stopped, but parked, in front of mine.

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Pastor John Raphael
7:00 am
Fri July 5, 2013

City Mourning Loss Of Pastor John Raphael

Funeral program for the Rev. John C. Raphael Jr. of the New Hope Baptist Church.
Credit New Hope Baptist Church

Many wonder who can fill the void left by the passing of Rev. John Raphael.

New Orleans religious and civic leaders were among mourners at the funeral Wednesday for Pastor John Raphael of the New Hope Baptist Church. He died from cancer June 25. Many wondered who could fill the void left by the minister who was dedicated to stopping violence in the city.

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FEMA
9:31 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Preliminary Jefferson Parish FEMA Flood Maps Now Available For Public Comment

A screenshot of the FEMA online map system, highlighting the new preliminary flood maps for Jefferson Parish.
FEMA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released new preliminary flood maps for Jefferson Parish, and are asking the public to participate in a 90-day comment period.

Flood maps are created by FEMA, in conjunction with the Army Corps of Engineers and local officials, and are used to calculate flood risk and determine flood insurance rates. The public comment period is an opportunity for residents, renters and business owners to review the maps and comment on them file appeals — the agency will accept public comment until September 30.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Free Medical Clinic Coincides With Essence Festival

Clinic executive director explains the scheduling change this year.

More than a thousand people are expected to get free medical care today from a non-profit setting up at the Convention Center. It was moved up earlier than usual this year because of the Essence Festival.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Free Health Clinic Set For Next Week

More than 1,000 people are expected to attend the health clinic sponsored by the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics.

More than a thousand people without health insurance are expected to attend a free one-day clinic in New Orleans next week. It’s the fourth visit to the city by a national nonprofit since Hurricane Katrina.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Second Harvest Feeding Thousands At Children's Summer Camps

Children at lunch break at the VIET Center summer camp in New Orleans East.
Eileen Fleming WWNO

Breakfast and lunches are provided at summer camps throughout the New Orleans region by the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana.

Thousands of children in the greater New Orleans region are now enrolled in summer camps. Some are getting vital meals along with their planned activities.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Reports: New Orleans Fathers Hold Key To City's Future

Two reports examine the social and economic challenges faced by fathers in New Orleans.

Two reports released today track the importance of fathers not only to their own children, but the community at large. They’re the result of information gathered by the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center. Researchers find New Orleans has a powerful tool to fight crime that it’s not using to its full potential.

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