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NEW ORLEANS – Officials from the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic have presented a check totaling $81,629.47 to the National WWII Museum. The funds were raised from donations, portions of entry fees and merchandise sales from the inaugural Liberty Road Challenge. The challenge recreated the route soldiers took...
NEW ORLEANS – This week, the City of New Orleans launches a series of initiatives that are designed to support outdoor dining as restaurants continue to grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Outdoor Dining Program will use “portions of the public right of way to support...
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana is reopening cabins and camps at a New Orleans-area state park that was used to isolate people who didn’t need hospitalization but either were homeless or needed to protect others in their households home while waiting for COVID-19 test results or after testing positive. Bayou...
NEW ORLEANS – Starbucks has donated $83,500 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana as part of a $1 million investment to support mobile pantry programs for 13 Feeding America network food banks.  “Since the onset of COVID-19, food insecurity has increased in the U.S. and food...
NEW ORLEANS — Mayor LaToya Cantrell today joined other officials to mark the start of the $2.8 million Lake Vista Group A roadwork project that will affect 15 blocks of the neighborhood. “We must continue to roll out our critical infrastructure projects while responding to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure...
BATON ROUGE – From Blue Cross and and Blue Shield: Did you know most of the salt in your diet is probably not coming from the shaker? To learn more about salt and nutrition, join Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana’s live broadcast event on its Facebook page at...
NEW ORLEANS – World Trade Center energy committee chair Eric Smith has nothing but good things to say about the confirmation of new US Deputy Secretary of Energy Mark Menezes, the Louisiana native who previously served as the under secretary of energy under Dan Brouillette and former Secretary Rick...
BATON ROUGE – Local officials in Louisiana want to retain the ability to audit local taxpayers if the state moves to a more centralized sales tax collection system. State legislators this year created a board to study the issue and make recommendations that could end up in legislation and on...
NEW YORK (AP) – Microsoft is back to selling smartphones for the first time since it abandoned its mobile business more than four years ago. The company began taking orders Wednesday for the Surface Duo, a new dual-screen Android device that costs $1,399 and begins shipping in September. The high-priced gadget...
NEW ORLEANS — Hogs for the Cause announced it has launched a peer-to-peer socially driven community fundraising platform that can be used nationwide. The nonprofit said that anyone, anywhere can now support families battling pediatric brain cancer. “Our current fundraising methods help support the special work we do,” said...