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'Irreparable harm'new

Why BP is trying to undo a claims settlement it negotiated last year
Gambit  |  Charles Maldonado  |  04-07-2013  |  Disasters

NOPD's "Stop-and-Frisk" Policiesnew

Police Chief Ronal Serpas says police officers use legitimate reasons — not racial profiling — to determine who they should stop, but records about the stops are skewed by flawed software.
Gambit  |  Charles Maldonado  |  04-02-2013  |  Race & Class

Ladder control problemnew

The annual controversy over Mardi Gras ladders.
Gambit  |  Charles Maldonado  |  01-22-2013  |  Performance

Super Bowl-ing For Dollarsnew

As the supply of hotel rooms in New Orleans winds down to almost nothing in advance of Super Bowl XLVII, nightly rates have skyrocketed.
Gambit  |  Charles Maldonado  |  01-07-2013  |  Economy

Who's Running Southeast Louisiana Hospital?new

Running Southeast Louisiana Hospital is a major undertaking. But Meridian Behavioral Health Systems, the Florida-based company chosen to operate the region's largest public mental health facility, has never handled a facility of its size.
Gambit  |  Charles Maldonado  |  12-18-2012  |  Health

The New Orleans Hotel/Motel Taxnew

Charles Maldonado on the 13 percent tax levied on hotel rooms, and where that money goes.
Gambit  |  Charles Maldonado  |  11-20-2012  |  Policy Issues

The Jindal Administration and "Deliberative Process"new

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal's favorite excuse for ignoring public document requests.
Gambit  |  Charles Maldonado  |  10-30-2012  |  Politics

The Closure of Southeast Louisiana Hospitalnew

The politics and the human cost of closing southeast Louisiana's public mental hospital.
Gambit  |  Charles Maldonado  |  10-15-2012  |  Health

The Five Days of Isaacnew

Public officials stay on top of emergency preparations as the huge storm advances toward then stalls over Louisiana.
Gambit  |  Charles Maldonado and Alex Woodward  |  09-04-2012  |  Disasters

Paying for the New Orleans Consent Decreenew

The $11 million annual price tag for the NOPD consent decree.
Gambit  |  Charles Maldonado  |  08-14-2012  |  Crime & Justice

New Orleans' Immigration Battlesnew

Why immigration court in New Orleans is stretched to the breaking point.
Gambit  |  Charles Maldonado  |  07-31-2012  |  Immigration

Privatizing Louisiana Prisonsnew

Louisiana is planning to privatize management of some prisons.
Gambit  |  Charles Maldonado  |  05-08-2012  |  Policy Issues

Jailhouse Lawsuitsnew

There's been a flurry of legal actions against Orleans Parish Prison and its sheriff, Marlin Gusman.
Gambit  |  Charles Maldonado  |  04-10-2012  |  Crime & Justice

Proposed Taxi Regulationsnew

Charles Maldonado on the city's ambitious plan to overhaul cab service
Gambit  |  Charles Maldonado  |  04-02-2012  |  Transportation

Louisiana's Medicaid Billing Snafunew

Clinics are having problems with Louisiana's newly privatized Medicaid billing for some health services.
Gambit  |  Charles Maldonado  |  03-21-2012  |  Health

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