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New Orleans might be ready to have another Black mayor

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer When Paul Bonin made the somewhat judicially unprecedented decision to move from the State Court of Appeals to Orleans’ Criminal

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Conservatives plot their course on the rising ‘sea of red’ in state capitals

By Robert Faturechi ProPublica Shortly after the November election, with the nation’s political attention focused on the Trump transition, an influential advocacy group met outside

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Race to Fill La. Treasurer’s Office gets crowded
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer As 1st Assistant Ron Henson is sworn in as La. State Treasurer to replace his former boss, newly elected Senator John Neely Kennedy, candidates are already lining ...
Activists to gather in Miss. to chart agenda for Trump era
By Ajamu Dillahunt Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — Human rights activists from across the South will gather at historic Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi, from Dec. 9 to 11 for ...
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Democrat Foster Campbell in runoff with Kennedy
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The Democratic smart money was on Caroline Fayard, but she couldn’t overcome the decades of support from rural and North Louisiana Democrats that Foster Campbell had ...
Community groups offer rides to voting polls
New Orleans, LA – A Community Voice and Justice and Beyond are offering rides to the polls for voters in the Greater New Orleans area, including Covington, Mandevllle and Lacombe, ...
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Bipartisan push for flood relief
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Governor John Bel Edwards and the Pelican State’s congressional delegation have asked the federal government to accept both a larger share of the cost for flood response ...
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David Duke’s candidacy could swing majority in U.S. Senate to Democrats
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer National Democratic attention focused on Louisiana two weeks ago as Sen. Tim Kaine attended a local foodies fundraiser at $15,000 a plate. The Democratic Vice Presidential candidate ...
Could Duke put La. in the win column for Clinton?
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The entrance of the former KKK Grand Wizard in the Louisiana U.S. Senate race creates a tantalizing possibility for the Democratic nominee for President. If ...
Trump could cause all-Demo La. Sen. runoff; June 7 Ca. primary is warning for La.’s GOP
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer “Vote for the crook, it’s important!” Louisianans remember ‘the election from hell’ through this simple quote. In 1987, the much adjudicated Edwin Edwards faced ...

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