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Layoffs at The Times-Picayune

The Times Picayune has let go staffers. The following are no longer on staff: courts reporter Paul Purpura; federal courts reporter Andy Grimm; local politics/government reporter Ben Myers; environment/Gulf of Mexico reporter Benjamin Alexander-Bloch; entertainment reporter Alison Fensterstock; local crime/courts reporter James Varney; calendar editor and comedy writer Cate Root; and lead entertainment reporter David Lee Simmons. John Pope will no longer serve as a staff writer, but will continue to contribute to the paper. For the latest in and around New Orleans, follow The Times-Picayune on Twitter.

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