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Flood insurance rate hikes would be delayed under compromise negotiated by bipartisan House and Senate members | NOLA.com

A bipartisan group of House and Senate members seeking to delay big flood insurance premium increases for their constituents have agreed on a bill to …

Travelocity names New Orleans its top Halloween destination, among other tourism nods | NOLA.com

Travelocity has named New Orleans its top destination for Halloween, saying the city is "considered by many as the most haunted city in the U.S." The …

Racial profiling: NOLA.com readers share certain shopping experiences | NOLA.com

The subject of racial profiling has garnered a flurry of headlines, tweets and TV air time over the past few days. The impetus: two young adults, who …

Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas wants New Orleans to trust him, not crime numbers: Jarvis DeBerry | NOLA.com

New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas can always be counted on to tell us that the streets are safer than we perceive them to be. For quite …

New Orleans Mission looks to expand as number of homeless women increases | NOLA.com

Stacie Grant and Kendria Bates arrived at the New Orleans Mission more than three months ago at desperate moments in their lives, searching for help …

Dillard gets $243,000 grant to help public housing residents | NOLA.com

Dillard University has received $243,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to connect public housing residents with services …

School Relations Committee meets again Wednesday as select/nonselect tensions resurface - NOLA.com

The School Relations Committee will meet again Wednesday, perhaps for the final time before the LHSAA's annual convention in January.<p>Chairman Mike …

Long idle land at Interstate 12 and La. 1088 may become business park | NOLA.com

More than 12 years after parish government approved plans for a residential and commercial development at the site, a 161-acre tract along Interstate …

Mayor Mitch Landrieu budgets $28 million for workers comp, risk management in 2014 | NOLA.com

After two years of missing the mark on how much workers' compensation claims cost New Orleans each year, Mayor Mitch Landrieu wants to put aside $24 …

Jared Brossett launches New Orleans City Council bid | NOLA.com

Jared Brossett wants to return to the New Orleans City Council, but this time he wants voters to put him there.<p>A state representative for the past …

Clinton to speak to thousands in New Orleans on Thursday at dental conference | NOLA.com

Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to speak before an expected crowd of 24,000 in New Orleans on Thursday at the annual American Dental …

Flood insurance rate delay is backed by broad coalition of politicians | NOLA.com

WASHINGTON -- Surveying the geographically diverse, bipartisan group of senators and House members promoting legislation Tuesday to delay flood …

New Orleans resident is fighting blight, one house at a time | NOLA.com

Since Hurricane Katrina, one of the city's biggest stumbling blocks in the rebuilding process has been blighted properties. New Orleans officials …

Hate crime laws stand the idea of blind justice on her head: James Varney | NOLA.com

So-called "hate crime" laws have always been a rotten idea. They should have never been passed, and in those places where they exist, they should be …