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Some corruption in BP oil spill settlement program, Freeh says, but not on part of claims administrator

Some corruption in BP oil spill settlement program, Freeh says, but not on part of claims administrator | Environment | Scoop.it
An independent probe by former FBI director Louis Freeh has concluded that several private plaintiffs' attorneys worked together to corrupt a settlement process designed to compensate victims of BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.Freeh...
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Solange: Adios, Brooklyn

Solange: Adios, Brooklyn | Environment | Scoop.it
Brooklyn fixture Solange Knowles, Beyoncé’s little sister, is moving to New Orleans. The singer played a de facto farewell gig Monday night at a laundromat on Atlantic and Third avenues,…
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Sure Bywater families will take note of recording sessions and noise, too....

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Habana Outpost opponents say they’ll ‘regroup’ after approval

Restaurant developer Sean Meenan now must complete formal construction plans for approval by the commission before he can get permits.
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Because it's so attractive as it is with so many bidders vying for the spot... Smells like .....

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New Orleans Rolling in Cash Sees Rebirth: Real Estate - Bloomberg

New Orleans Rolling in Cash Sees Rebirth: Real Estate - Bloomberg | Environment | Scoop.it
New Orleans Rolling in Cash Sees Rebirth: Real Estate
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How disasters are defined affects resources available to rebuild. Detroit is the counterpoint. 

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New Orleans City Council issues joint statement on go-cup controversy

New Orleans City Council issues joint statement on go-cup controversy | Environment | Scoop.it
The aftermath of a flurry of social media and press attention.
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It's Not the Apocalypse, It's NOLA's War on Go Cups!

It's Not the Apocalypse, It's NOLA's War on Go Cups! | Environment | Scoop.it
Fun time with go cups. Over the past week Eater NOLA has posted a few articles— including Where Yat's and Vice's— pointing to the potential demise of go cups...
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A good summary of the hysteria

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New Orleans Hash House Harriers - Home Page

New Orleans Hash House Harriers - Home Page | Environment | Scoop.it
Home page for the New Orleans Hash House Harriers - A drinking club with a running problem
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Come on out! It's only 2 miles....

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Algiers Point businesses hurting with reduced ferry service

Algiers Point businesses hurting with reduced ferry service | Environment | Scoop.it
Algiers Point business owners, dependent on visitors keen to get out of downtown New Orleans tourist spots and explore the unique neighborhood across the Mississippi River, say reduced …
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Voters rejected the dedicated funding source when they shot down the Crescent City Connection tolls. 

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BP Says Loss on Spill Claims Appeal Could Scuttle Settlement

BP Says Loss on Spill Claims Appeal Could Scuttle Settlement | Environment | Scoop.it
The settlement BP Plc (BP/) reached lastyear with most private parties over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oilspill could be scuttled if a U.S. appeals court...
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Louisiana police use invalid anti-sodomy law to arrest gay men for agreeing to consensual sex

Louisiana police use invalid anti-sodomy law to arrest gay men for agreeing to consensual sex | Environment | Scoop.it
There have been 12 cases since 2011 in which undercover cops arrested gay men when no actual crime was committed
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New Orleans Ballet Association unveils 2013-14 season full of premieres, commissions and live music

New Orleans Ballet Association unveils 2013-14 season full of premieres, commissions and live music | Environment | Scoop.it
Season opens October 4 with Scottish Ballet adaptation of "A Streetcar Named Desire."
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Bringing some great dancers to NOLA. 

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StopBeef.com: The matchmaking app for murder mediators

StopBeef.com: The matchmaking app for murder mediators | Environment | Scoop.it
New Orleans based Skip Nicholas owns a fried chicken restaurant and a car wash, and was one of the rappers behind the Southern hit "Nolia Clap." That makes him a legitimate local celebrity. And his...
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Gotta love the hack-a-thon....

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Why Big Oil is Shifting Away from the Gulf of Mexico

Why Big Oil is Shifting Away from the Gulf of Mexico | Environment | Scoop.it
Apache has just sold its assets in the Gulf of Mexico as it aims to focus on onshore production. It felt that the Gulf assets had matured and were too expensive
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Another impact of fracking and the onshore expansion of oil and gas. 

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Oil-gas industry, local levee board clash over AG's authorization of board's lawsuit

Oil-gas industry, local levee board clash over AG's authorization of board's lawsuit | Environment | Scoop.it
First the two sides argued about the extent of the oil and gas industry's responsibility for loss of Louisiana's wetlands and erosion of its coastline, and whether the industry should pay for repairing the damage.
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Here's hoping local trial and plaintiffs' lawyers stay fixated on their golden goose (BP Deepwater Horizon tort case)  and allow this suit to live or die on the process and merits without interference.

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We Live To Eat: New Orleans Restaurant Week 2013 - For the Locals

We Live To Eat: New Orleans Restaurant Week 2013 - For the Locals | Environment | Scoop.it
We Live To Eat is the Louisiana Restaurant Association's annual New Orleans Restaurant Week - for the locals. September 9 -15, 2013 nearly 50
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Restaurant week "light"

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Fast food workers strike in Gretna as low-wage protests unfold nationwide

Fast food workers strike in Gretna as low-wage protests unfold nationwide | Environment | Scoop.it
In a year of working at a Wendy's restaurant, Cesar Lopez found himself repeatedly cornered.
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Bravo

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New Orleans Opera unveils cast lists and opens single ticket sales for 2013-14 season

New Orleans Opera unveils cast lists and opens single ticket sales for 2013-14 season | Environment | Scoop.it
Season highlights include appearances by two superb singers from New Orleans: bass-baritone Alfred Walker and soprano Sarah Jane McMahon.
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Team Slam New Orleans wins the 2013 National Poetry Slam

Team Slam New Orleans wins the 2013 National Poetry Slam | Environment | Scoop.it
Team Slam New Orleans, also known as Team SNO, won the 2013 National Poetry Slam Saturday (Aug. 17).
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Preview: Dirty Linen Night

Preview: Dirty Linen Night | Environment | Scoop.it
A French Quarter version of the Warehouse District's White Linen Night, Dirty Linen Night puts a spotlight on artists, galleries, shops, restaurants and other businesses with a street party centered on the 500 to 1000 blocks of Royal Street on Aug.
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Cities Bid to Learn From New Orleans

Cities Bid to Learn From New Orleans | Environment | Scoop.it
The Rockefeller Foundation, which helped New Orleans recover from Katrina, launches the 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge
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A great example of bouncing forward, not bouncing back!

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Lift hold on clients' Gulf oil spill claims payments, law firm urges judge

Lift hold on clients' Gulf oil spill claims payments, law firm urges judge | Environment | Scoop.it
A New Orleans law firm representing more than 600 individuals and companies with pending BP oil spill economic damage claims has urged the federal judge overseeing the settlement between BP and claimants to remove his hold on their claims, which...
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MSU aims to fight hunger with $10M federal grant - The Sacramento Bee

MSU aims to fight hunger with $10M federal grant - The Sacramento Bee | Environment | Scoop.it
Michigan State University plans to use a $10 million federal grant to boost developing nations' efforts to fight hunger.
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Marigny homeowner booked with shooting 14-year-old; friends say he believed teen to be intruder

Marigny homeowner booked with shooting 14-year-old; friends say he believed teen to be intruder | Environment | Scoop.it
A Marigny homeowner has been booked with attempted second-degree murder after he shot a 14-year-old boy in the head early Friday, police said. The homeowner's friends and neighbors said the owner believed the teen was an intruder.
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NEW ORLEANS: La. flood board to sue oil companies over erosion | Business | ADN.com

NEW ORLEANS: La. flood board to sue oil companies over erosion | Business | ADN.com | Environment | Scoop.it
A New Orleans area levee authority says it plans to sue dozens of oil, gas and pipeline companies for their alleged roles in the loss of coastal lands that serve as a natural buffer against hurricanes.
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Some interesting proof issues expected to arise.

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