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new-orleans-tourismLouisiana Biz Shorts for today: LetterFab illuminated signage company now in Gretna; Jefferson chamber announces Fat City festival logo winner;  Great Rafting in Shreveport, 3d Printing makes it to Baton Rouge and upcoming expo in New Orleans

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tom benson saintsby Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice

Two audit reports released this week by Legislative Auditor Daryl Pupera’s office focus on documentation of expenses related to hurricane recovery and costs incurred by the state for vacant office space in downtown New Orleans as part of a costly incentive package to induce Saints owner Tom Benson to keep the NFL team in New Orleans

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helpLouisiana business news buzz for today: New Orleans 14th best for Hispanics, The Beatles in New Orleans anniversary,  BRAC, South Coast Capital, New Orleans Biotech--right off the press (releases)

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roadshow-4In so many ways, the City of New Orleans, and the year-old PBS Geneaology Roadshow, are a perfect marriage.

For one, the Genealogy Roadshow, which will be shown on WYES Channel 12 New Orleans public television, starting January 2015, features the past embracing the future.

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It will be a “family affair” for a show on the road, but, one that is making itself at home this weekend in New Orleans.
On Saturday, September 6 and Sunday, September 7, PBS and WYES bring the series GENEALOGYROADSHOW to New Orleans.

roadshowThe show features expert genealogists who do some deep digging into family histories, sometimes finding ghosts and often gobbling up real-life mysteries using history and science to connect the past with the select local participants sharing their own stories.

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CRIME-SCENEIn the past week, two New Orleans residents have been arrested for shooting criminals. The latest case occurred on Monday in Mid-City when Martynenez Grigsby shot an intruder who tried to illegally enter her apartment. She was arrested for one count of aggravated battery after police said she refused to cooperate. Last week, Pastor Willie Littleton of Algiers was arrested for shooting a man accused of stealing cooper from an air conditioning unit outside of his church. 

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katrina-31st-columnWe all have our Hurricane Katrina memories.  On the 9th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, many of us who believe that the Katrina experience remade our realities, like no other event in our collective lifetimes, look back.

I am no different.

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Saintless, New Orleans homeless, get gamed
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 13:22

homelessAs the City of New Orleans prepares to host the first Saints preseason game on Friday, they decided to finally take action about the growing homeless problem underneath the Pontchartrain Expressway.

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prisonby Jim Brown

There is a reason the death penalty is rarely enforced anymore, particularly in the federal judicial system.  Too many innocent victims are being convicted, based on cover-ups and the withholding of exculpatory evidence by some federal and state prosecutors.  A recent study published in the National Academy of Sciences concludes that some 4.1 percent of inmates on death row are innocent.  More than four percent.  If that were the rate of airplanes crashing, would you fly? 

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BATON-ROUGE-SKYFor too often over the past six years or so, many of us have been told that the Louisiana economy is growing in leaps and bounds, that we lead the rest of the country in economic growth.

 

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