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Viewpoint: Candidates offer new voices for Second Congressional District voters

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist Charter school co-principal Mindy McConnell and small business owner Jenette Porter —along with state Sen. Troy Carter, state Sen. Karen ...

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Viewpoint: Political newcomers Desiree Ontiveros and Gary Chambers Jr. prepare to qualify for congressional seat

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist “Oh my God, I can’t believe it’s happening,” said Desiree Ontiveros about yesterday’s congressional vote to impeach President Donald Trump ...

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Viewpoint: It will take more than a vaccine to restore America’s spirit

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist Amid an Epiphany Day marred by an unanticipated insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and the state’s highest COVID rates, 87-year-old ...

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Viewpoint: New School Board members bring promise of systemic change

The four new members recently elected to the Orleans Parish School Board will shake up the system and chart a new direction for an organization ...

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Viewpoint: Criminal justice reform movement the big winner in Saturday’s elections

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist Criminal justice reform is an idea whose time has come.  City Council President Jason Roger Williams won the election for ...

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Viewpoint: Protect our libraries by defeating Proposition 2

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist The diverse group of parents, librarians and concerned citizens that make up the Save Our Libraries coalition got a boost ...

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Viewpoint: Who would succeed Cedric Richmond if he leaves Congress for the White House?

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist For months now rumors have been building that U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond will join President-elect Joe Biden’s new administration in ...

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Viewpoint: Women of color and progressives ruled the day in Orleans Parish races

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist From Keva Landrum to Chanel Payne, women of color and younger progressive-minded voters were the big winners in New Orleans’ ...

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‘There was so much on the ballot’: Mid-City voters admit to election stress

By Sue Strachan, Mid-City Messenger Mid-City resident Andrea Portales almost didn’t get to vote. She had lost her driver’s license and had to go to ...

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Viewpoint: Time is running out to vote by mail

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist Like almost every other city and town in the nation, New Orleans enjoyed a record-breaking early voting period during which ...

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