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Janet Hays: Why I’m with Marlin Gusman (sponsored)

“Unconstitutional medical and mental health issues have permeated this litigation, and your efforts have greatly helped the Court address those concerns. Our work is not yet completed, but the path is clear. Once Phase III has been completed, a major obstacle will have been cleared toward substantial compliance.” –  Judge Lance Africk addressing Sheriff Gusman’s progress on federal Read More…

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Interactive maps show how your neighborhood voted for mayor, sheriff and at-large council members

By Sharon Lurye, Mid-City Messenger Saturday’s election snuck up on New Orleans — after Hurricane Ida delayed voting day by a month, it would have been easy to forget that there were still crucial races for mayor, sheriff, City Council and more. Nevertheless, more than 75,000 voters cast their ballots and made their voices heard, Read More…

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Jay Banks and Lesli Harris will go to runoff for City Council District B race

  By Sharon Lurye, Mid-City Messenger  The race for the City Council District B seat has been tough, and it’s not over yet. Incumbent Jay H. Banks won 45% of the vote in the election on Saturday, while challenger Lesli Harris won 37%, meaning that both Democrats will go to a runoff on Dec. 11.  Read More…

city government elections

Joe Giarrusso rides a landslide into re-election for City Council District A

By Sharon Lurye, Mid-City Messenger For Joe Giarrusso III, the question was not whether he would win his re-election bid for City Council District A, but by how much. The answer: by a landslide.  Giarrusso crushed his competition, Libertarian Amy Misko and fellow Democrat Robert Murrell, and won with 76% of the vote in Saturday’s Read More…

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Joe Giarrusso: Your trust and confidence (sponsored)

Dear Friend, Your trust and confidence has been so important to my service on the City Council. I want to continue the work we’ve started––and ask for your vote this Saturday. As your representative on the Council, I took the lead–– working with state, federal and local officials––to clean up the mess after Hurricane Ida, restore Read More…

elections opinion

Viewpoint: Will incumbents rule the day in Saturday’s election?

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s re-election became even more of a certainty after her announcement Tuesday (Nov. 9) that she is abandoning the idea of relocating City Hall to the Municipal Auditorium in Armstrong Park. Even with the anti-Cantrell vote and the personal support her 13 opponents have garnered, Cantrell is still Read More…

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JP Morrell: In Case You Missed It (sponsored)

SPECIAL EARLY VOTING EDITION You only have until Saturday, Nov. 6, to vote early for JP at these locations.  ICYMI: Here’s a Rundown of What Happened This Week: Every Local Newspaper (yes, you read that right) is Endorsing JP This week, all the city’s premier Black-owned newspapers – New Orleans Tribune, Louisiana Weekly, and Data News Weekly – joined with Read More…

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Watch: Neighbors share stories of Joe Giarrusso’s relentless focus on quality of life. Early voting open through Saturday (sponsored)

Join Team Joe G! Saturday will be your last chance to vote early for Joe Giarrusso, but it’s not too late to join the many elected officials, civic organizations, newspapers, and neighborhood leaders on Team Joe G (check them all out below). Click Here to Join Us & Get Yard Signs As you may have seen, we’ve been sharing Read More…

elections opinion

Viewpoint: Soft early-voting numbers portend low election turnout

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist With Covid-19 and Hurricane Ida, plus Jamie Winston’s torn ACL and Michael Thomas’ ankle injury, New Orleans voters are burned out. Although we are in the process of electing a mayor, City Council members and other municipal officials, many New Orleanians don’t even know or care about what’s on the Read More…

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Times-Picayune and Gambit endorse JP Morrell (sponsored)

The Times-Picayune I Advocate and Gambit both endorse JP Morrell Today, the Times-Picayune/Advocate and Gambit both announced they are endorsing JP Morrell for New Orleans City Council at-large, Division 2, in the Nov. 13 election. Early voting starts Saturday and is available through Nov. 6, excluding Sunday. The Times-Picayune wrote in its endorsement: Our choice, though, Read More…