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Church Closings
4:21 am
Tue January 6, 2009

Church occupation ends

The Archdiocese of New Orleans has ended the occupation of two churches where parishioners have been battling plans to permanently close the doors. Police made sure the churches were vacated.

Church Closings
9:21 am
Mon January 5, 2009

Parishioners talk about church closings

The Archdiocese of New Orleans has yet to settle the disputed closings of the Church of Good Counsel and St. Henry Church in Uptown. Parishioners there continue to occupy the churches, hoping a settlement can be reached.

Features
10:23 am
Wed December 31, 2008

Anti-violence street vigil

Pastor John Raphael Jr. of the New Hope Baptist Church has been preparing his New Year's Eve sermon while holding a vigil at South Claiborne Avenue and Felicity Street. 

Pastor Raphael had thought his three-day fast and anti-violence vigil would be a solitary experience. But his signs calling for and end to the city's killings have drawn supporters to his encampment on the neutral ground. He chose the spot for its memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King.

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Community
10:09 am
Mon December 22, 2008

Chris Paul opens hoops courts in NOLA

New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul opened the first of three basketball courts his foundation is refurbishing in the city.

The One Community Initiative
6:01 am
Wed December 17, 2008

One Community Initiative releases report on race relations

A study of race relations in the New Orleans area has uncovered what sponsors say is the first comprehensive look at how the community sees itself, for better and worse. It is part of a local media cooperative called The One Community Initiative.

The complete report is available online at onecommunityintitiative.org

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Church Closings
9:19 am
Wed December 10, 2008

NOLA Church Occupation talk

An organizer of protests in Catholic Churches closed in the Boston Archdiocese will be in New Orleans tomorrow to deliver a message of solidarity with people occupying two churches closed in New Orleans.

Politics
6:46 am
Tue November 4, 2008

First-timers Vote Today

First-time voters in New Orleans find different reasons to vote today.

Elections
4:42 am
Tue November 4, 2008

New Orleanians Getting Out to Vote

In the last several days, Republicans and Democrats alike have been reminding voters how important it is to get out and vote. Across the nation, citizens are making phone calls and volunteering rides to neighbors. Here in New Orleans, getting out the vote is a personal and passionate act. Eve Abrams talks with a few enthusiastic voters in New Orleans on election day.

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Features
1:39 pm
Sat November 1, 2008

I - Witness Central City

An innovative project to gather stories about New Orleans.

Features
5:50 am
Fri October 17, 2008

NOPD's "Walk the Beat" 5K Collaborates with Blues and BBQ Fest

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Tomorrow morning, the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation will be running its 12th annual Walk the Beat 5K. Proceeds will help provide NOPD police officers with training and operational tools.

While a race can only have one winner, at the end of this race every participant will find a party at the finishing line. More information on the Walk the Beat 5K can be found at nopjf.org.

The schedule for the Blues and BBQ Festival is available at jazzandheritage.org.

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