There’s great interest across the country in next week’s midterm primary elections, but here in Louisiana the attitude mostly is ho-hum. Neither U.S. Senator from our state is up for reelection, and polls show no close races in the six U.S. House races on the ballot. There are a few judicial… Read more

The Nov. 6 midterm elections are not hotly contested in Louisiana, at least not at the federal level. However, the ballot contains a number of important races for state and local offices as well as seven statewide propositions. Early voting begins Tuesday, Oct. 23 and continues through Oct. 30. Read more

The Nov. 6 ballot contains some important propositions that voters across Louisiana must decide. The propositions include six proposed constitutional amendments and a parish-by-parish vote to authorize fantasy sports betting. Here are our recommendations. Read more

Irvin Mayfield’s trial on 23 felony counts of money laundering and federal conspiracy during his tenure as artistic director of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO) has been pushed back to April 29, 2019, giving the famed trumpeter time to build a robust defense. Given a recent audit report… Read more

After six months of research, the New Orleans City Planning Commission (CPC) staff released its study on short-term rentals (STRs) last week. The study's findings and recommendations back up what STR opponents have said since the former City Council passed its much-criticized STR ordinances … Read more

We’ve all heard about the “brain drain” of Louisiana scholars — bright and talented young people who have to leave the state to make a living — but what about our homegrown musicians who have to do the same? This week brings our annual Music Issue, where we spotlight up-and-coming New Orlean… Read more

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has enough on her plate with ongoing Sewerage & Water Board issues, the height of hurricane season, crime, police manpower shortages, street repairs and a deadline looming to submit her first budget to the City Council. She doesn't need to pile another c… Read more

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Board would really like to build a hotel attached to the Convention Center — so badly it wants taxpayers to pay for much of it. Last month, the nonpartisan Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) looked into a proposal to build the hotel and concluded it … Read more

Republicans, who tend to be absolutists when it comes to the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, aren't so fond of the First Amendment these days, according to a recent survey by a respected nonpartisan polling firm. A poll of voters nationwide by Ipsos found that a significant plural… Read more