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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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Viewpoint: Business leaders eyeing potential challengers to Mayor Cantrell

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist Although qualifying for New Orleans mayor, City Council and other municipal offices is still eight months away, many of the ...

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A Sponsored Message from Judge Omar Mason

When I ran for Judge two years ago, I ran on a platform of ensuring that justice for all was a reality for all, and ...

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Viewpoint: An open letter to Mayor Cantrell: Only New Orleans can save New Orleans

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist Dear Mayor LaToya Cantrell: Long gone are the days when the Louisiana Legislature is willing or even able to solve ...

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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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Viewpoint: Proactive policing needed to combat surge in violent crime, MCC says

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist The Metropolitan Crime Commission (MCC), New Orleans’ premier criminal justice watchdog agency, is urging the New Orleans Police Department to ...

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Viewpoint: Before Kamala Harris, a very long battle for women in politics

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris’ selection as the 2020 Democratic vice presidential nominee — and potentially the most consequential vice president ...

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A Sponsored Message from DeWayne Williams, Candidate for Civil District Court Judge, Division I

With the support of my family and friends, it is with great excitement that, today, I qualified as a candidate for the Civil District Court, ...

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Viewpoint: Gusman says additional health care facilities could save lives at parish prison

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist Armed with the ruling yesterday (Aug. 5) by U.S. District  Judge Lance Africk, which returned control of the Orleans Justice ...

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