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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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Mid-City Neighborhood Organization issues voters’ guide

With the average voter turnout in Mid-City so far in 2020 at about 20%, the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization created a non-partisan voter’s guide to help ...

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Viewpoint: Campaign finance reports provide bird’s-eye view of race

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist With the Nov. 3 elections just weeks away, the newly released campaign finance reports provide a long-awaited snapshot on how ...

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The Broadside outdoor theater hosts vice presidential debate

Around 75 physically distanced patrons enjoyed Wednesday night’s debut event for The Broadside, The Broad Theater’s new outdoor space, watching the vice presidential debate between ...

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Viewpoint: Combat potential voter intimidation by getting vote-ready

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist Although Olga J. Hedge Pedesclaux was born after women earned the right to vote, as a Black female, she faced ...

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