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JR Ball: Baton Rouge will have a mayor’s race after all

Steve Carter's surprise entry into the mayor's race instantly made him the most serious threat to Sharon Weston Broome’s reelection chances.

Riegel: Battling the pandemic in a post-truth era

With a full-scale, global crisis on our hands, the reality of what it means to dispute reality is, well, downright dystopian in the post-truth era.
Rolfe McCollister Business Report

Publisher: Stop the world, I want to get off

Facing the world each day in a mask, 6 feet away from anyone I encounter, I read and watch the national and local news and wonder, “What’s going on? When will sanity return?”

Alford: Was Monroe mayoral race an electoral wakeup call?

Earlier this month, before he was sworn into office for the very first time, Monroe Mayor Friday Ellis turned heads in a major way....

Alford: Business interests eye next moves

The past few months have been bittersweet for business interests in Louisiana, especially in politics.  Practically every corner of business and industry has been impacted...
JR Ball

JR Ball: What’s in a name? Power

Trust on both sides is a must if we're ever going to erase the Baton Rouge racial divide. Removing the remaining vestiges of the Lost Cause Confederacy is a good place to start. 

Riegel: Trying to make sense of the new decade

The decade opened with LSU football winning the national title but not much has gone right since then, writes Stephanie Riegel.

Tyson: A moment of racial reckoning for Baton Rouge

The racial justice activism unfolding around the world is cause for cautious optimism and sober reflection, but it's meaningless without facing the truth.

Alford: Legislative session ends as fiscal challenges persist

The Legislature concluded its first special session of the calendar year last week with a balanced budget, but that doesn’t mean the COVID-19 pandemic...
Rolfe McCollister Business Report

Publisher: I’ll never know what it’s like to be Black

Recent conversations with Black friends have made Rolfe McCollister aware of “the shoes I have never walked in.” His reponse: To listen.