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Latest News
6:00 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Night Out Against Crime Rallies Draw Local Officials

Mayor Landrieu meets with children at a Tremé anti-crime rally.
Tyler A. Gamble Office of Mayor Mitch Landrieu

The National Night Out Against Crime included more than 200 community gatherings in New Orleans. City leaders and criminal justice officials attended a kick-off rally in Tremé.

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Politics
10:53 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Chicano Activist Sees Dream Live On In Her Sons

Rosie Castro was a Mexican-American civil rights activist during the 1970s. She passed down her passion for change to her children: Texas State Representative Joaquin Castro and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro. For Hispanic Heritage Month, Rosie Castro speaks with host Michel Martin about the Chicano movement and raising her twin sons.

Latest News
6:00 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Gentilly Man Almost Ready To Move Home After Hurricane Katrina

Harold Lyons is almost ready to move back in his Gentilly home.
Eileen Fleming WWNO

It’s been more than seven years since Hurricane Katrina left up to five feet of water in his Gentilly house. But Harold Lyons is almost back home.

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Wednesday At The Square
12:25 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Bellwether Technology to Sponsor “Wednesday at the Square” for 3rd Year in a Row

Bellwether Technology, a New Orleans-based IT consulting firm, has announced it will be a supporting sponsor of the 2013 YLC Wednesday at the Square concert series for the third year in a row. The popular twelve-week concert series runs every Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m., from March through the end of May, and features some of the most well-known musical acts from across Louisiana and the Gulf Coast.

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Community
8:20 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Community Impact Series: NOLA Green Roots

Joseph Brock at Wise Words Community Garden in Mid-City.
Ian McNulty

Lessons about food, about sustainability and about community are taking root in urban farming plots across the city, and NOLA Green Roots is helping develop a network among them.

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The Times-Picayune
6:00 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Residents Lament Loss of Daily Times-Picayune

The Times-Picayune is no longer publishing a daily newspaper.
Erin Krall WWNO

New Orleanians are waking up for the first time without their Monday edition of the Times-Picayune. It doesn’t exist anymore. Some readers shared their thoughts on cutbacks taking effect at the paper, and if they’ll give a new venture a chance.

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12:42 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Runners, brass bands to raise money for high schools; Tipitina’s concert will help renovate Fess’s home

Lead in text: 
A new 5k run replete with costumes and brass bands will raise money Saturday afternoon to support local high school music programs, and an array of legendary New Orleans musicians will participate in a benefit concert afterward to preserve the family home of Professor Longhair — all presented by the Tipitina’s Foundation.
A new 5k run replete with costumes and brass bands will raise money Saturday afternoon to support local high school music programs, and an array of legendary New Orleans musicians will participate in a benefit concert afterward to preserve the family home of Professor Longhair - all presented by the Tipitina's Foundation.
Legislators Back to School Program
3:10 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Lawmakers start heading back to school this week

Louisiana lawmakers are heading into classrooms starting this week, as part of the national Legislators Back to School Program.

Started in 1999, the program encourages lawmakers to spend a day visiting classrooms to tell students what it's like to be an elected official. The program is an initiative of the National Conference of State Legislators.

The Times-Picayune reports that lawmakers will begin stopping by classrooms this week and continue to participate in the program throughout the year.

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Latest News
6:00 am
Tue September 25, 2012

Mayor Landrieu Announces Big Plans For Community Center Wrecked by Hurricane Katrina

The John Lyons Memorial Center is set for major restoration and improvement.
Tyler A. Gamble New Orleans Mayor's Office

A New Orleans community center destroyed by Hurricane Katrina is getting a $5 million renovation. The new facility is set to be completed by this spring.

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Veterans
8:48 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Fort Polk ceremony honors POWs & MIAs

The POW/MIA flag is flying at Fort Polk.

The Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk have a Friday morning ceremony to honor prisoners of war and service members missing in action. It culminates with a motorcycle ride led by the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association.

Since 1979, the third Friday in September has been a national day to recognize U.S. service members who were held prisoner or remain missing, and their families.

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