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David Hammer


New Orleans, LA, United States

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Recent articles by David:

Times Square billboards going dark to support coronavirus business interruption claims

Several states, including Louisiana, have proposed legislation to force insurance companies to pay coronavirus claims. → Read More

Program aims to help veterans avoid homelessness

Angela Covey hit her lowest point in February. As a retired Marine sergeant, Covey is tough, but tears come to her eyes as she thinks about falling into homelessness → Read More

Louisiana legislature to vote on law that protects patients from surprise medical bills

Almost every year, lawmakers propose to do more, but the bills never make it out of committee. → Read More

They're having trouble making ends meet and now the state wants $23,000 back in 4 months

He was furloughed, she is working extra shifts and their kids are at home with no school or childcare. → Read More

It took me a month to beat COVID-19, but only one hour help someone else survive

Even just easing the struggle for someone with coronavirus would make my own month-long battle worthwhile. → Read More

Lightning knocks out power to 3 drainage pumps overnight, flooding Broadmoor

More than 2 feet of water sloshed into parked cars just blocks from the S&WB's Drainage Pump Station No. 1 as crews tried to get the pumps working again. → Read More

Louisiana Senate votes on bill that would undermine parish lawsuits against oil and gas companies

A coalition of business and industry groups has taken out full-page ads in newspapers urging support for SB 359. → Read More

Demolition of buildings adjacent to Hard Rock could begin today or Thursday

The phased demolition plan would start with the buildings adjacent to Hard Rock, expand to the crane atop the building and finally to the building itself. → Read More

Anti-Jewish incidents hit all-time high in U.S., but down in La., ADL reports

Louisiana’s 12,000 Jews – with approximately 10,000 living in the New Orleans area – reported just 10 incidents in 2019. → Read More

1 in 5 Orleans public school students learning from home don't have access to internet

An estimated 20 percent either don’t have their own devices, don’t have internet access or have neither. → Read More

Preservationists won't stand in way of Hard Rock demolition that will take down 2 historic buildings

Preservationists were not happy that the HDLC review process was circumvented, but they didn’t want to stand in the way of demolishing the Hard Rock. → Read More

NO City Council calls for courts to ban evictions until Aug. 24

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans City Council unanimously passed a resolution Thursday calling on the courts to ban all residential evictions until Aug. 24. The resolution, proposed by Councilman Jared Brossett, urges First and Second City Court, to extend a suspension of eviction cases established by the state Supreme Court on March 13. That temporary stoppage is set to expire on May 18. The… → Read More

Louisiana bills would force insurers to pay businesses' coronavirus claims

"The insurance company says, ‘We’re not going to give it.’ We can’t let that happen,” Trump said at an April 19 news conference. → Read More

New Orleans looks to extend eviction ban as landlords cry foul

In New Orleans, flyers are popping up in the Marigny and Bywater neighborhoods urging tenants to “bleed the landlords dry” and go on a “rent strike.” → Read More

New Orleans looks to extend eviction ban as landlords cry foul

In New Orleans, flyers are popping up in the Marigny and Bywater neighborhoods urging tenants to “bleed the landlords dry” and go on a “rent strike.” → Read More

Hard Rock, City of N.O. reach deal to knock down building

"The city is prepared to issue a conditional permit so demolition can proceed, subject to payment of appropriate costs," the city attorney announced Thursday. → Read More

City not ready to approve Hard Rock demolition, but 'optimistic'

The city expressed concern that the plan didn’t have detailed enough engineering analysis of risks in the 60-foot drop zone → Read More

Former mayor Ray Nagin released from prison, capping infamous New Orleans corruption scandal

He was the last to get out of prison of a half-dozen convicts implicated in the case. → Read More

Ray Nagin released from prison under COVID program

The 63-year-old Nagin was convicted on 20 counts of corruption, bribery and fraud in 2014. → Read More

City releases Hard Rock demolition plan, timeline still uncertain for recovery of 2 bodies

The full Hard Rock teardown could be wrapping up in October, right at the year anniversary of a hotel construction collapse that killed three workers. → Read More