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Metairie, Louisiana is a suburb of New Orleans. Located in Jefferson Parish, the city is located along the edge of Lake Pontchartrain. The city's name was derived from the French word for a tenant farm that paid the landlord with a share of the crop's harvest. This type of farming, known as sharecropping, was the major type of farming in the area from the 1760s up through the 1930s.

Population: 146136
Local Newspapers: City Business Times-Picayune
Local Sports Teams: New Orleans Zephyrs New Orleans Saints & Pelicans
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Zip Codes associated with metairie, louisiana: 70001 70002 70003 70005 70006
Towns/Cities near metairie, louisiana : Jefferson New Orleans Kenner River Ridge Harahan Bridge City

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Fourth time's a charm? Lawmakers OK Louisiana Medicaid deals

After stalling the contracts since October, House Republicans lifted their opposition Thursday to multibillion-dollar extensions sought by Gov. John Bel Edwards for the private companies that manage care for 1.5 million Louisiana Medicaid patients. Senators and House members on the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget approved the $15.4 billion deals without a single objection in the fourth hearing on the issue, ending a stalemate that had raised questions about how Medicaid services would be delivered in February.

Medicaid, Mississippi River and K-12 schools: Louisiana today

Story from NOLA.com A new set of standards for constructing buildings were approved Tuesday after the governor withdrew his opposition, which had delayed for six months the codes going into effect. After receiving word that Gov. John Bel Edwards would rescind his June 14 order, the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council voted again to enact the new rules that regulate everything from the thickness of materials used to how the plumbing is done.

NOLA.com/Times-Picayune moving out of One Canal Place to smaller downtown office

The parent company of NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune announced Tuesday it will move out of One Canal Place into a smaller office in downtown New Orleans in the spring. NOLA Media's online publication and newspaper will move out of the top two floors of the One Canal Place office building into a historic building at the corner of South Peters and St. Joseph streets.

Smiley: Her gifts are from the heart

"When asked what she wanted for Christmas, granddaughter Zelda gave this list: 'Bubbles for my bath, walnuts, a nutcracker, a bag of oranges, and puppy toys.' "She doesn't have a real dog because of allergies, but she loves them.

As Medicaid contracts controversy continues, head of key legislative committee defends push-back

As Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry is exploring whether Gov. John Bel Edwards had the legal authority to issue brand new Medicaid contracts, the chair of the House Appropriations Committee defends against how he and some other Republican lawmakers pushed back against what the governor was requesting. The governor asked the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget to approve contract extensions for five private managed-care organizations or companies, known as MCOs, but Republicans on the panel repeatedly refused to support the move.

Blue Line Sandwich Co. is opening a Warehouse District location

Metairie eatery Blue Line Sandwich Co. is opening a second location in the Central Business District.

Life sentence for Metairie man convicted of raping 8-year-old boy

A Jefferson Parish judged handed down the mandatory sentence of life in prison Monday to a Metairie man c onvicted of raping a young boy for two years, according to the Jefferson Parish district attorney's office. A jury found Charles Turner, 38, guilty of aggravated rape of a victim under the age of 13 on Nov. 8. Judge Conn Regan of the 24th Judicial District Court denied a defense motion to overturn the jury's verdict and a motion for a new trial before sentencing Turner.

Tamica's Holiday Gift Guide and Giveaway

It's the season of gift-giving, and News with a Twist co-host Tamica Lee has her picks for all your gift needs from local boutiques. All this week on News with a Twist , Tamica will be featuring eight of her favorite items.

Society of Founders of the City of New Orleans presents 4 young ladies at annual ball

There is a government official, an ironworker, a merchant and a rebel among the ancestors of the young ladies presented at the Society of the Founders of the City of New Orleans annual presentation Nov. 25 at Metairie Country Club. Founded in 1963, the group's members are documented direct descendants of a colonist who was established in the New Orleans area before 1768.

Snow (the artificial stuff) hits Lafreniere Park in Metairie on Saturday

This time it wasn't in the forecast, but it snowed in Lafreniere Park on Saturday during Snow Day in Metairie. More than 3,500 people attended the free event, which featured 50 tons of artificial snow spread out for folks to play in.

JPSO adds deputy to patrols at Lafreniere Park after armed robbery

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office added an additional deputy to patrol Lafreniere Park in Metairie during the holiday season after a pair of armed robbers targeted visitors Monday night . There will now be four deputies keeping watch at the parish park located at 3000 Downs Blvd. during the Christmas in the Park 2017 holiday light display, said Lt.

New Orleans area needs more bike lanes in poor neighborhoods, report says

A new report highlights unequal opportunities amid a push for more bicycle-friendly infrastructure in Orleans and Jefferson parishes. Bicycling is on the rise in the New Orleans area, but a lack of bike lanes and other infrastructure in poor neighborhoods is keeping bicycling from being a safe and viable transportation option for all residents, according a new report released Tuesday by the advocacy group Bike Easy .

Water main break closes Old Metairie intersection

Jefferson Parish authorities shut down the intersection of Narcissus Street and Carrollton Avenue in Old Metairie following a water main break, authorities said. after a water main broke, damaging the street.

Lanny Keller: GOP whining at referees threatens progress

Louisiana House Appropriations Chairman Cameron Henry, R-Metairie, listens Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 to administration officials explain a life insurance rate increase for state employees and retirees. Rep. Edmond Jordan, D-Baton Rouge, is in the foreground.

Mother says dog adopted at Jefferson Parish event attacks, causing son to be hospitalized

The mother of a young boy published a heartbreaking Facebook post last week, alleging a dog she and her young son adopted in Metairie attacked her son shortly after they arrived home. The mother of a young boy published a heartbreaking Facebook post last week, alleging a dog she and her young son adopted in Metairie attacked her son shortly after they arrived home.

Should Smoothie King be given more public money to stay in Louisiana?

When Smoothie King was making noise in 2012 about moving its headquarters from Covington to Dallas, Gov. Bobby Jindal 's administration came up with a $2.4 million performance-based package to keep the beverage franchiser in Louisiana. The company moved its operations to Metairie instead, but now that its five-year commitment is nearing an end, it is again considering the Dallas area , leaving Gov. John Bel Edwards ' administration pondering another magnet.

Wine of the week: Campo Viejo Garnacha 2015

Garnacha is often used as a blending grape in Spanish wines, but it also stands alone, as in this easy-drinking red from the Rioja region. Bodegas Campo Viejo's state-of-the-art winery sits on a vine-covered plateau overlooking the Ebro valley and Sierra de Cantabria mountains.

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With the Congress well on its way to sending down tax reform to U.S. taxpayers, many locals wonder how middle-class wage earners will fare. The House and Senate have both passed versions of tax reform and are expected to settle on a final tax code overhaul package as early as this week.

Valerie Sassyfras follows a space oddity on Blast-Off

Roswell, New Mexico's 1947 "UFO incident" is real, and Valerie Sassyfras has seen the evidence. Inspired to write an album about space, Sassyfras - a longtime New Orleans performer whose live shows are powered by a keyboard beat machine, accordion, pre-recorded tracks and a mobile set designed for her one-woman DIY cabaret - went to the library, checked out books on planets and the solar system, and "came across a story about the alien invasion."

Following tax bill vote, activists rally against 'Senator Grinch' Kennedy

Under the trees in front of the Hale-Boggs Federal Building on Poydras Street, activists from Step Up Louisiana, the Metairie chapter of national progressive group Indivisible, Democratic Socialists of America and other groups gathered to sing a song to a grinch. Circling around a stuffed green doll from popular holiday story How the Grinch Stole Christmas , they sang "We Wish You Hadn't Passed It," a song written for the occasion to the tune of "We Wish You a Merry Christmas."

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