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Shhh! New Orleans Takes Steps to Turn Down the Music

New Orleans, a city synonymous with music and raucous revelry, government officials are launching a public health campaign aimed at turning down the volume. The city last week announced the start of "Sound Check," the latest attempt to address residents' complaints about excessive noise and 60-year-old sound standards city attorneys say are unenforceable. Health inspectors will monitor decibel levels in the French Quarter and trendy Faubourg Marigny neighborhood, where...

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