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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: Could recent crime spike be a direct result of COVID-19?

I was walking my dog early one morning recently when I saw a man squatting down to look through the louver shutters of a home ...

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Viewpoint: City faces challenges in reaching herd immunity and retooling economy

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist By almost every measure, Mayor LaToya Cantrell has done a yeoman’s job of keeping COVID-19 at bay in New Orleans, ...

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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: Cedric Richmond’s path to the White House began on the UTNO picket line

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist Louisiana Second Congressional District Rep. Cedric Levan Richmond, who recently became the highest ranking Black staff member to join President-elect ...

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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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