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   Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriage was ruled unconstitutional last week by state District Judge Edward Rubin of the 15th Judicial District Court, but the ruling was stayed after Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell filed an appeal. The case now will go to the state Supreme Court. In the meantime, same-sex marriage still is not legal in Louisiana ...

   Oct. 4 will bring "(Park)ing Day NOLA," a local version of the international event that converts parking spaces into temporary mini-parks for the day. If you want to enjoy them, head down to Julia Street in the Warehouse Arts District ...

   The city of Kenner launched a free smartphone app last week that provides a number of city services, including listings of all city departments, an event calendar and online payment of traffic tickets. It's available in the app stores for Apple and Android phones ...

   As of press time, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was set to eat a plate of gator at Restaurant des Familles in Crown Point as part of a swing through Louisiana in support of Rob Maness, the tea party-backed candidate challenging incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu in the U.S. Senate race. Earlier this year, Maness released a campaign video where he wrestled an alligator — sort of.

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