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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

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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

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About Town…
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 ...
About Town…
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.
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 ...

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