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 New Orleans news, New Orleans mayor, Mitch Landrieu, New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

landrieu mayors usn response to President Donald Trump’s executive action impacting the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), Mitch Landrieu, the U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the following statement:

 

new orleans closed hurricane nateAfter Mayor Mitch Landrieu was in Aspen for the August 5th flood and in New York for the latest boil water alert, he made sure he was in New Orleans

Landrieu closes New Orleans due to Hurricane Nate

for the “perilous” Hurricane Nate. In preparation, the Mayor sent out breathless news releases about all of his emergency orders and held countless press conferences to let everyone know he was in charge. 

payton shootFor the first ten years of his tenure as Head Coach of the New Orleans Saints, Sean Payton was focused on football. He did not give his political opinions and rarely granted interviews. In fact, he seemed to despise the media and consider all of the reporters to be fools. Unfortunately, in the past year, Payton has been the one who has looked foolish. This is not due to his unimpressive results as Head Coach, leading his team to three straight losing seasons and a 2-2 record in 2017. Instead, it is due to his decision to enter the world of politics. 

BAD GROWTH Louisiana’s cities are not growing as well as some of the other states over the past seven years. The fastest growing, according to Wallet Hub, is New Orleans, ranked 168th. Lake Charles 216, Metairie 266, Lafayette 396, Baton Rouge 510, Shreveport 515.

bishop vidThe loud and emotional primal scream involving the NFL players, the American flag, President Donald Trump has subsided slightly due to the volume of other intervening events--yelling for attention and because various NFL teams have taken a different approach—take a knee before the National Anthem but stand when the music begins.

benson boogeyFor most of their 50 years, the New Orleans Saints have been a losing franchise. It took 20 years for the team to make the playoffs and other another 13 years to secure the first playoff victory. It took a total of 42 years for the team to finally win the Super Bowl. 

Brees had it right: Anthem is a time for unity, not protest!

On Thursday, I got a call from Doug Mouton, an old friend who is sports director of WWL-TV, asking if I would appear on the station’s popular “Fourth Down on Four” broadcast on Sundays after Saints games. I couldn’t turn him down because Doug’s been a friend since I came to the Saints at a time he was laboring at the bottom of the TV sports spectrum as a cameraman. Plus, a little visibility helps sell books as well as infusing some credibility into my website, speaking engagements and family discussions.

vikesleftIs the Saints’ descent predictable or fixable?

sinclairAccording to an organization that supports local media, one New Orleans television station might be at risk should a merger be approved by the federat government. That station, WGNO, an ABC affiliate, is among other statons that have been purchased by the conservative and pro-Donald Trump leaning network of TV stations, Sinclair.

unoAccording to the just-released annual report from the University of New Orleans, the job situation in New Orleans is better, the Port of New Orleans and New Orleans area tourism is strong, deplanement is increasing yet the population growth continues to only slightly tick up.

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