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Councilwoman Head looks to regulate short-term rentals, groups respond

wwltv.com — NEW ORLEANS -- Short-term rentals are becoming more common these days. But the practice is illegal and still sparking controversy. Now City Council President Stacy Head is toying with the idea of making them legal and taxable. The proposal is being met with mixed emotions.
Jan 24, 2015

New Orleans City Council Pres. Stacy Head looking to regulate short-term rentals (aka VRBO/Airbnb). Watch here: wwltv.com/story/news/201… #nola

Rejection of Medicaid expansion now second guessed in La.

wwltv.com — NEW ORLEANS - The Jindal administration's call for $225 million to $250 million in state health care cuts has reignited the debate over the governor's decision to reject about $1.8 billion a year in federal money for expanding Medicaid. State Sen. J.P.
Jan 23, 2015

With more health care cuts coming, many question Jindal's decision to reject Medicaid expansion wwltv.com/story/news/201…

Cough medicine hard to get at pharmacies

wwltv.com — The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reports that influenza in Louisiana is still high. And that is one of the reasons you may find your pharmacy shelf empty for a common remedy. NEW ORLEANS -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reports that influenza in Louisiana is still high.

Lawmaker wants Algiers, West Bank to form new parish

wwltv.com — ALGIERS, La. -- Algiers and the entire West Bank of Jefferson Parish, all rolled into one new parish? That's the plan state Rep. Jeff Arnold is set to introduce this spring at the state capitol. "Why not?" said Arnold, D-New Orleans. "The best form of government for a citizen is a local government they can get their hands on.
Jan 23, 2015

One lawmaker wants Algiers & the rest of the Westbank to be it's own parish wwltv.com/story/news/loc…

City Council passes smoking ban

wwltv.com — NEW ORLEANS -- The City Council passed an ordinance banning smoking in many places throughout the city including bars, restaurants and casinos. The council voted unanimously on the ordinance brought forth by Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell. The meeting was highlighted by some emotional words on both sides of the issue.
Jan 22, 2015

RT @taniadall: New Orleans City Council passes smoking ban. Talking to businesses that'll be impacted. Tune in at 10 pm! #nola wwltv.com/story/news/201…

Jan 22, 2015

New Orleans City Council passes smoking ban. Talking to businesses that'll be impacted. Tune in at 10 pm! #nola wwltv.com/story/news/201…

Covington sidewalk sign stirs dual-shore debate

wwltv.com — COVINGTON, La. -- On the corner of North New Hampshire and East Rutland streets in downtown Covington, something other than a stop sign is giving people pause. Patrick Clanton said a new customer to his cigar shop, Jewel's, and first-time visitor to downtown Covington spawned the saying displayed outside his front door.

Doctors warn of dangerous virus in children

wwltv.com — NEW ORLEANS -- If you have very young children, recognizing the warning signs of a serious virus that's going around now could be lifesaving. A couple of weeks ago, new mother Amelia Hudson had a major scare with her newborn. "When we got to the E.R., she had stopped breathing.
Jan 22, 2015

Make sure your baby's "cold" is not this more serious, potentially deadly virus. @chnola @LSUHealthNO wwltv.com/story/news/hea…