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The debate over Trump’s offshore drilling proposals
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer While the immigration debate has consumed media discussion in recent days, less noticed is how the Trump Administration’s proposal to allow offshore drilling in U.S. territorial waters—in ...
Shepherd’s mission: Department dedicated to re-entry of ex-cons
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Media coverage decried former State Senator-turned-ex-con Derrick Shepherd attending a transition meeting with Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell at a local church. Subsequent speculation arose as to ...
A millage for TOPS?
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer With just 88 days remaining until the Regular Legislative Session, Gov. John Bel Edwards met with Senate President John Alario (R-Westwego) and House Speaker Taylor Barras, (R-New ...
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Delta Queen faces U.S. House fight to return to service
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Designated one of the eleven most endangered historic places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Delta Queen sits rotting on a dock in Houma, La.
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LaToya Cantrell elected Mayor of New Orleans
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Six Historic firsts in the November 18, 2017 Election 1. The First Female Black Mayor In fact, LaToya Cantrell is the first woman — of any ethnicity — ...
A look back at a 20-year Weekly odyssey
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Twenty years ago, this reporter published his first expose in The Louisiana Weekly, launching a varied career on these pages of chronicling political revelations, scandals, foibles, and ...
Above is the before and after snapshot of the former Straight University Boarding House and Dining Hall, buitl between 1866 and 1871, located at 1424 N. Claiborne Avenue. The historic building was restored by the Preservation Resource Center using Historic Tax Credits that are on the chopping block under the proposed GOP tax plan. It was the last remaining building associated with Straight, one of the first African-American universities in the state of Louisiana.
La. families could get $1,000 tax cut under GOP bill, while the state’s cities will suffer
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer As one of the poorer states in the nation, the average Louisianian stands to gain under the proposed House GOP tax reform’s middle-class tax cuts, and even ...
Have Louisianians lost their taste for the Alphabet soup?
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer North Louisiana Republican State Sen. Neil Riser had a curious strategy to earn a runoff slot in the La. Treasurer’s race. Actively campaign for—and pay to ...
An Analyst: Why didn’t Bagneris beat out Cantrell or Charbonnet?
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer It is hard to imagine a more challenging Saturday night for Michael Bagneris. On the heels of being denied a runoff slot in a contest ...
La. treasurer’s race is down to two candidates
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Democrat Derek Edwards has claimed that he ranks as the best qualified candidate for Treasurer, and, more importantly, that he can actually win.

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