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October 16, 2017 - 4:44 pm
New Orleans is on the verge of electing its first female mayor, and that might help drive interest among voters. Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell and former Municipal Court Judge Desiree Charbonnet are in the November 18 runoff. Political analyst Clancy Dubos says with history in the making, more...
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Jefferson Parish, La., authorities and others from other parishes respond to an oil rig explosion in Lake Pontchartrain off Kenner, La., Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. (Matthew Hinton/The Advocate via AP)
October 16, 2017 - 12:12 pm
KENNER, La. (AP) — The Latest on the oil rig explosion near New Orleans (all times local): Noon The Coast Guard says the fire is out at an oil and gas transfer platform that exploded in flames Sunday evening, and there's no sign of pollution from the accident. A news release Monday said the Coast...
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Chris Miller
October 16, 2017 - 11:15 am
History is in the making in New Orleans, with a mayoral runoff featuring two women candidates. It will be LaToya Cantrell or Desiree Charbonnet leading New Orleans as it begins its 301st year. Cantrell was joyous on election night. "This is the people's campaign," she declared to her crowd of...
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Don Ames
October 16, 2017 - 7:40 am
Are there zombies in your workplace? Likely so, according to a new survey. Apparently, there are more of these 'working dead' than you might imagine...employees who are unchallenged, uninspired, unengaged and unfulfilled at work...feeling a bit brain dead. "I'm sure every office place or every...
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David Blake
October 14, 2017 - 11:14 pm
Candidates Desiree Charbonnet and LaToya Cantrell will hit the ground running today, after they both made the runoff. New Orleans will elect its first female mayor (function ($) { Drupal.behaviors.media_displays.loadRampAudio($('[data-media-loading]')); })(jQuery); What kind of race can we expect?...
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In this July 12, 2017 photo, New Orleans attorney Derrick Edwards talks to reporters as he signs up as the only Democratic candidate to run for state treasurer in Baton Rouge. The major candidates vying to be Louisiana's next state treasurer are spending their final day ahead of Saturday's election trying to drum up interest for a low-interest race. (Mark Ballard/The Advocate via AP)
October 14, 2017 - 10:40 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on Louisiana's election (all times local): 10:40 p.m. The competition to be Louisiana's first new state treasurer in 17 years is headed to a November runoff. Republican John Schroder, a former state representative, and Democrat Derrick Edwards, a New Orleans area...
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October 14, 2017 - 9:26 pm
Jordan Fiegel reporting Results are coming in for the elections for New Orleans, Jefferson Parish, and around the state. While the returns are not complete, some races have been called. According to WWL-TV, either LaToya Cantrell or Desiree Charbonnet will be the next Mayor of New Orleans. The two...
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