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Legislator to try to increase property tax to benefit fire, police spending

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer A City Council election, bookended by Carnival, by definition has Mardi Gras as a subtext—especially if there might not be

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By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Lourdes Moran Endorses Nadine Ramsey… Jackie Clark­son headlined a star-studded gala Monday night, February 17, MC’ed by her famed daughter

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Former Mayor Nagin found guilty
Sentencing set for June 11 Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin made history Wednesday by becoming the first mayor in New Orleans’ nearly 300-year history to be tried and convicted ...
Black support for Landrieu reason for landslide victory
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The seminal political question of the 2014 mayor’s race, how much does race of the competent candidate really matter to the local African-Americans electorate—even if that incumbent ...
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By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Indian Red to LSM Green… Considerable media attention centers on the plight of L.A. universities amidst rounds and rounds of budget cuts, yet, almost unnoticed, the ...
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By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: This column goes be­hind the scenes in politics, the economy, society and those functions around which the Crescent City is really run! One Landrieu’s Race ...
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 in the upcoming legislative session, which ...
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 a ballot, states need to adopt ...
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.

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