Help! How to Support Local Communities in Your Travels

A reader asks for recommendations for domestic travel destinations, particularly places that rely on tourism — and encourage vaccinations.

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$2.6 Million Homes in Louisiana, California and Illinois

A four-bedroom condo with a one-bedroom guest apartment in New Orleans, a midcentury-modern complex in Los Angeles and an 1893 brownstone in Chicago.

#chicago-ill, #los-angeles-calif, #new-orleans-la, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Lloyd Price, ‘Personality’ Hitmaker, Is Dead at 88

His “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” was a rhythm-and-blues smash that hooked white listeners in 1952, anticipating the rise of rock ’n’ roll. Even bigger records would follow.

#black-people, #deaths-obituaries, #lawdy-miss-clawdy-song, #new-orleans-la, #personality-song, #pop-and-rock-music, #price-lloyd, #rhythm-and-blues-music

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Troy Carter Elected to Congress From Louisiana

Mr. Carter, a state senator from New Orleans, defeated State Senator Karen Carter Peterson in a race to succeed former Representative Cedric Richmond, who left Congress to become an adviser to President Biden.

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Two New Orleans State Senators Vie for a Seat in Congress in Runoff Election

Karen Carter Peterson and Troy Carter are hoping to succeed former Representative Cedric Richmond, who left Congress to become an adviser to President Biden.

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Philip Roth’s Biographer Blake Bailey Is Accused of Sexual Assault

W.W. Norton, citing the accusations that the author, Blake Bailey, faces, said it would stop shipping and promoting his new best-selling book.

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A $1.2 Million Charles Schwab Bank Deposit Error Buys a House, and an Arrest, Officials Say

Kelyn Spadoni tried to keep a deposit that was off by five decimal places, according to the authorities, who said she was charged with fraud and fired from her job on the same day.

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‘The Start of a Comeback’ in 5 U.S. Cities

With vaccinations picking up, warmer weather and increased business reopenings over the last week, tourism has picked up in these destinations.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #las-vegas-nev, #los-angeles-calif, #miami-fla, #new-orleans-la, #new-york-city, #travel-and-vacations

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The Disruption of Weddings, Then and Now

During World War II and over the past year, couples learned to be resilient and flexible. A New Orleans museum keeps some memories from wartime alive.

#national-world-war-ii-museum-new-orleans-la, #new-orleans-la, #weddings-and-engagements, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Biden Seeks to Use Infrastructure Plan to Address Racial Inequities

The president’s $2 trillion proposal allocates money to help communities of color, like a New Orleans neighborhood devastated by a highway project a half-century ago.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #bridges-and-tunnels, #infrastructure-public-works, #minorities, #new-orleans-la, #race-and-ethnicity, #roads-and-traffic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How to Pretend You’re in New Orleans Tonight

The Crescent City is the kind of place you daydream about long after you’re gone. Here are a few ways to be there in spirit.

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Two New Orleans State Senators Win Runoff Spots for U.S. House Seat

Troy Carter and Karen Carter Peterson will meet in an April runoff for the seat vacated by Cedric L. Richmond.

#baton-rouge-la, #carter-troy-1963, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #new-orleans-la, #peterson-karen-carter-1969, #presidential-election-of-2020

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Louisiana Special Election Sets Up a Democratic Showdown

The first competitive special congressional election of 2021 will unfold on Saturday, with two rival Democrats poised for a runoff to succeed the Biden adviser Cedric Richmond.

#black-people, #carter-troy, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #letlow-julia, #letlow-luke-1979-2020, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la, #peterson-karen-carter, #richmond-cedric, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Schools Are Reopening After a Year Online. Hear From Students.

In recent weeks, a growing number of students across the country stepped foot in their schools for the first time since last March. Here’s what they said it was like to return.

#chicago-ill, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #new-orleans-la, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional

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Police Officer Is Accused of Raping Girl He Had Once Taken for a Rape Exam

A former New Orleans officer drove a 14-year-old girl to a hospital for a rape evaluation in May. For months afterward, he groomed her and eventually raped her, the girl’s mother claims in a lawsuit.

#assaults, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #new-orleans-la, #police-department-new-orleans-la, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #vicknair-rodney, #women-and-girls

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Gunman Who Killed 2 at Louisiana Gun Store Fired 32 Rounds, Sheriff Says

Joshua Williams, who went to the Jefferson Gun Outlet to buy ammunition and “flipped out,” was fatally shot by store employees in the parking lot, the authorities said.

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Why Does Louisiana Consistently Lead the Nation in Murders?

It has problems common to several Southern states, like a high rate of poverty, but also an inheritance of violence.

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Can New Orleans Celebrate Mardi Gras Without Reckless Abandon?

The annual celebration has been subdued by pandemic restrictions. “We’re trying to be responsible and feel like New Orleans, but it’s a struggle,” one bar employee said.

#bourbon-street, #cantrell-latoya, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #mardi-gras, #new-orleans-la, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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With Mardi Gras Parades Canceled, Floats Find a New Home

Mr. Pierre’s team installed floats, including one dedicated to Dolly Parton.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mardi-gras, #new-orleans-la, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #unemployment

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Puncturing the Allure of Robert E. Lee, and Other Civil War-Era Histories

Three new books investigate Lost Cause mythology, justice in post-bellum Kentucky and the vibrant life of New Orleans’s Creole community in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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To Promote Vaccines, New Orleans Dances With Its Sleeves Rolled Up

The new, upbeat ‘Sleeves Up, NOLA’ campaign deftly uses local personalities and the Carnival dance culture to encourage citizens to get a Covid shot.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mardi-gras, #medicine-and-health, #new-orleans-la, #slogans-and-mottoes, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare

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Modern Love: My Unlikely Pandemic Dream Partner

We loathed each other quietly, until we made space for grief and good food.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #love-emotion, #new-orleans-la, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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A New Orleans Mardi Gras With a Different Sort of Mask

The bar scene so central to the city’s economy and allure is about to become the stage for an unusually muted and bittersweet celebration.

#alcoholic-beverages, #bars-and-nightclubs, #bartenders, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #jewel-of-the-south-new-orleans-la-bar, #mardi-gras, #new-orleans-la, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional

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What $1.25 Million Buys You in California, Louisiana and Illinois

A sculptural concrete house in Santa Cruz County, an 1880 Victorian in New Orleans and a converted 19th-century fire station in Highland Park.

#highland-park-ill, #la-selva-beach-calif, #new-orleans-la, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #santa-cruz-county-calif

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United Helps to Contact Passengers After Possible Covid 19-Related Death on Flight

The flight, United 591 from Orlando to Los Angeles, was diverted to New Orleans on Monday after a passenger had a medical emergency on board.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #flight-attendants, #new-orleans-la, #united-airlines

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America’s First Coronavirus Vaccinations

As the first shots are administered in the United States, we hear what it was like for health care workers in North Dakota and New Orleans.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #healy-jack, #new-orleans-la, #north-dakota, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Carol Sutton, a Stage and Screen Actress Devoted to New Orleans, Dies at 76

Ms. Sutton brought characters to life on the stage, on television and in movies like “Steel Magnolia.” She also mentored young people in her local theater community.

#actors-and-actresses, #carol-sutton, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #new-orleans-la

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Social Inequities Explain Racial Gaps in Pandemic, Studies Find

Higher rates of infection and mortality among Black and Hispanic Americans are explained by exposure on the job and at home, experts said.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #hispanic-americans, #michigan, #minorities, #new-orleans-la, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #united-states, #whites

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A New Orleans Tower Anchors a City’s Riverfront Ambitions

The World Trade Center, an X-shaped office tower that has sat empty since 2011, is at the heart of plans to revitalize the area along the Mississippi River.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #coastal-areas, #four-seasons-hotels-ltd, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #new-orleans-la, #real-estate-commercial, #restoration-and-renovation

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Effort to Rescue Endangered Turtles Becomes a Thanksgiving Odyssey

After a plane transporting 30 Kemp’s ridley sea turtles to Louisiana from Massachusetts was snagged by delays, frantic calls for help went out.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aquariums, #audubon-nature-institute, #cape-cod-mass, #chattanooga-tenn, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #gulf-of-mexico, #kemps-ridleys-turtles, #new-orleans-la, #volunteers-and-community-service

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The Heir to the Manning Quarterback Legacy Isn’t on TikTok

Arch Manning, 16, nephew of Peyton and Eli, has a protective family to steer him from the perils of fame and expectation. And a grandfather, Archie, who texts him reminders to “have fun.”

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No Mardi Gras Parades in 2021, New Orleans Says

City officials said the events would far exceed the current limit of 250 people at gatherings.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mardi-gras, #new-orleans-la, #parades

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Lucille Bridges, Mother of Civil Rights Trailblazer, Dies at 86

In 1960, Ms. Bridges enrolled her daughter Ruby in an all-white school in New Orleans and escorted her there, breaking through segregation.

#black-people, #bridges-lucille-commadore-1934-2020, #bridges-ruby, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #deaths-obituaries, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #education-k-12, #new-orleans-la, #segregation-and-desegregation

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Dan Baum, Journalist, Author and Long-Form Tweeter, Dies at 64

He was a Twitter pioneer in writing at length, 140 characters at a time, about losing his job at The New Yorker. He wrote an admired book on New Orleans.

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Zeta Is Forecast to Bring Life-Threatening Storm Surge to Louisiana

The storm, which was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane, is expected to make landfall on Wednesday afternoon. Preparations across the state have already begun.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricane-zeta, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la, #rain, #weather, #wind

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New Spirits Rise in Old, Repurposed Churches

For years, attendance rates have dropped and congregations have closed nationwide. But many reused religious spaces are still sanctuaries.

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In New Orleans, a Home That’s Gotten Finer With Age

The itinerant hotel developer Jayson Seidman purchased a crumbling, storied house — and had the good sense to leave it mostly alone.

#historic-buildings-and-sites, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #new-orleans-la, #seidman-jayson

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Tropical Storm Sally Barrels Toward the Gulf Coast

The storm is expected to bring dangerous flooding to areas of Louisiana and Mississippi, according to the National Hurricane Center.

#alabama, #floods, #florida, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #mississippi, #new-orleans-la, #ocean-springs-miss, #rain, #wind

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Here’s a Way to Make Communities More Resilient to Hurricanes

Listen to the scientists who study them.

#coastal-areas, #global-warming, #gulf-coast-us, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #houston-tex, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la, #research

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Remembering Katrina and Its Unlearned Lessons, 15 Years On

There’ve been so many storms — literal, cultural and political — since the hurricane hit New Orleans. But for the sake of all cities, we can’t forget it.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hurricane-katrina-2005, #new-orleans-la, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states-politics-and-government

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10 Months After New Orleans Hotel Collapse, Third Body Recovered From Rubble

The body of Jose Ponce Arreola, a 63-year-old construction worker, was recovered almost a year after a Hard Rock Hotel under construction collapsed.

#accidents-and-safety, #cantrell-latoya, #demolition, #hard-rock-hotel-inc, #new-orleans-la, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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‘Life of a Klansman’ Tells Ugly Truths About America, Past and Present

In his latest book, Edward Ball retraces an ancestor’s involvement with the Ku Klux Klan in order to shed light on the country’s legacy of white supremacy.

#ball-edward-1959, #black-people, #books-and-literature, #ku-klux-klan, #life-of-a-klansman-a-family-history-in-white-supremacy-book, #new-orleans-la, #reconstruction-era, #slavery-historical, #whites

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A Shutdown May Be Needed to Stop the Coronavirus

A comprehensive shutdown may be required in much of the country.

#brazil, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #germany, #houston-tex, #italy, #miami-dade-county-fla, #new-orleans-la, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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The Scandal of the Predatory City

Local governments should not shore up their budgets by preying on the very people Covid-19 hit the hardest.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #detroit-mich, #ferguson-mo, #local-government, #new-orleans-la, #property-taxes, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #recession-and-depression, #urban-areas

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The George Floyd Protests and the Price of Not Confronting Racism

We will remain trapped in a cycle of anger and hopelessness until more white Americans come to grips with our past.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #in-the-shadow-of-statues-a-white-southerner-confronts-history-book, #kerner-commission, #new-orleans-la, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity

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The Birds Are Not on Lockdown, and More People Are Watching Them

Bird-watching has surged in popularity during the pandemic. It’s easy to start, and you can do it anywhere — even from inside, and even in urban spaces.

#bangkok-thailand, #birds, #birdwatching, #cornell-lab-of-ornithology, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freeport-me, #hobbies, #london-england, #new-orleans-la

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Why Is the Pandemic Killing So Many Black Americans?

Racial disparities in the death rate contradict the claim that the novel coronavirus is ”the great equalizer.”

#black-people, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #louisiana, #medicine-and-health, #new-orleans-la, #quarantines, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states

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Essence Festival Canceled Amid Coronavirus Outbreak in New Orleans

The annual Essence Fest was canceled after Mayor LaToya Cantrell recommended that all large-scale events be paused until 2021.

#cantrell-latoya, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #festivals, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la

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Why New Orleans Pushed Ahead With Mardi Gras, Even as It Planned for Coronavirus

A cache of internal emails reveals city officials believed chances were “low” that the festivities would help spread the virus, a prediction that proved tragically off base.

#cantrell-latoya, #carnival-pre-lenten, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disasters-and-emergencies, #edwards-john-bel-1966, #mardi-gras, #new-orleans-la, #united-states

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The Dangerous History of Immunoprivilege

We’ve seen what happens when people with immunity to a deadly disease are given special treatment. It isn’t pretty.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #new-orleans-la, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries, #yellow-fever

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