Lawmakers discuss upcoming session at NCBW/Links event

Louisiana Weekly Staff Report A handful of legislators from the Greater New Orleans area recently weighed in on matters that could appear before Louisiana lawmakers

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Election Commission urges voting reforms

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In order to make sure no voter waits in line more than 30 minutes before casting

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A look at the 2014 Mayoral candidates, in their own words. Part II
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Part II As the Mayor’s race rushes to its conclusion, incumbent Mitch Landrieu faces off against former Civil District Court Judge Michael Bagneris and NAACP President Danatus King ...
1st Louisiana chapter of Americans for Prosperity holds inaugural meeting
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer On January 21, the grassroots conservative activist group Ameri­cans for Prosperity debuted its first Louisiana chapter with a dinner and meeting at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner.
Endorsement recommendations for February 1 election
Bagneris for Mayor After sitting down with the three mayoral candidates and reflecting on the skill set and intangibles of each candidate, The Louisiana Weekly’s Editorial Board has decided to endorse ...
A look at the 2014 mayoral candidates, in their own words, Part I
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Six weeks ago, virtually no political prognosticator would have predicted such a fiery and competitive race for Mayor of New Orleans. Incumbent Mitch Land­rieu faces two ...
James Gray seeks full term on Council for District E
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer James Gray won special election to the Council District E seat one year ago. Now he seeks a full term against the former incumbent, ...
A better deal for kids in the budget? Democrats and Republicans say ‘yes’
By Ann Challet Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from New America Media) — June Jimenez of Silver Spring, Md. was pregnant when she was laid off from her job at ...
City Council candidates tackle issues at public forum
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer On January 8, candidates for the New Orleans City Council gathered at Dillard University’s Professional Schools Building for a public forum on community issues. The Candidates The candidates for ...
Social justice community leader joins race for District C
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Seventy-three-year-old social justice advocate and crime-fighter Eloise Williams announced recently that she will run as an Independent to replace Kristin Gisleson Palmer, who’s not seeking re-election ...

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