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Red hot! Nikola Mirotic, Anthony Davis and the Pelicans rip the Blazers for a 3-0 series lead

BY SCOTT KUSHNER Special to The Advocate

It was red. It was loud. It was decisive. Read more

Saints schedule 2018: See whom New Orleans plays each week in the regular season

BY JOEL A. ERICKSON | jerickson@theadvocate.com

Here is the New Orleans Saints' 2018 regular season schedule: Read more

New Orleans raises ticket allotment before cars get booted; what to expect, future costs

BY JESSICA WILLIAMS | jwilliams@theadvocate.com

The New Orleans City Council agreed Thursday to ease up on booting vehicles for unpaid parking tickets, a step that's likely to please motorists but to cost the city millions of dollars.  Read more

'Shame on us': Louisiana House-passed budget blasted; GOP leaders say drastic cuts not final

BY ELIZABETH CRISP | ecrisp@theadvocate.com

The Louisiana House has endorsed a spending plan for the coming year that critics, including Gov. John Bel Edwards, say would have catastrophic impact on the state's health and economy with deep cuts to services for poor, disabled and elderly people. Read more

After heated debate over proposed Bywater hotel, New Orleans City Council took this action

BY RICHARD THOMPSON | rthompson@theadvocate.com

Plans for a 37-room boutique hotel and pool complex in the Bywater will remain in limbo for another two weeks after more than 90 minutes of often-contentious debate at the New Orleans City Council on Thursday. Read more

Sandy Kaynor, Uptown New Orleans lawyer paralyzed after 2012 shooting, dies at 58

BY RAMON ANTONIO VARGAS | rvargas@theadvocate.com

A successful Uptown lawyer who was shot and paralyzed while members of the so-called Marley Gang ransacked his home during a 2012 crime spree died early Thursday. Read more

Tricentennial Series: Jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis on New Orleans' 'perpetual state of becoming'

BY KEITH SPERA | kspera@theadvocate.com

Ellis Marsalis is the literal and figurative patriarch of the New Orleans modern jazz community. Read more

Walker: Pelicans suddenly 'one of the scariest teams in the NBA'

BY ROD WALKER | rwalker@theadvocate.com

The Smoothie King Center hadn't rocked like this since 2015. Read more

Saints 2018 schedule: Game-by-game analysis, predictions for upcoming season

The 2018 Saints schedule is here ... and it's already getting interesting. New Orleans schedule features an early (Week 6) bye week, a Thanksgiving Day matchup and furious finish that could be pivotal in deciding the NFC South race.  Read more

New Orleans settles suit filed by family of Kim Groves, woman murdered on cop's order in 1994

BY MATT SLEDGE | msledge@theadvocate.com

New Orleans officials have reached a settlement with the children of Kim Groves, the 9th Ward woman who was murdered on the order of a police officer after she filed a complaint against him in 1994. Read more

Dying man said in 1995 he was raped by 3 in Orleans jail; now he says that was a lie

BY JOHN SIMERMAN | jsimerman@theadvocate.com

Byron Morgan was a 17-year-old Orleans Parish jail inmate when he accused three other prisoners of raping him inside the lockup. Read more

Critics of $210 million power plant in New Orleans East file second lawsuit against project

BY JESSICA WILLIAMS | jwilliams@theadvocate.com

Opponents of a plan to build a $210 million power plant in New Orleans East have filed their second lawsuit to try to stop the project, this time accusing the City Council of illegally limiting public access to meetings at which the plan was approved. Read more

Letters: Consequences of Louisiana budget not funding UMC? Loss of jobs, education support, state revenue

BY GREG FEIRN

In response to Dan Fagan’s Sunday opinion column, “Fiscal cliff not nearly what governor cited as an excuse to raise taxes,” and as someone who has devoted my career to understanding the complexities of healthcare finance in the hospital industry, I wanted to provide some needed clarifications. Read more

Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré: Our cleanup workers, residents still suffer from BP disaster

BY RUSSEL HONORÉ

I’d like to remind you what happened on April 20, 2010, a fateful day that too many are still suffering with the aftermath. Read more

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