politics

WWNO News Reports
6:13 pm
Wed September 8, 2010

Michelle Obama Visits Region To Promote Fitness

Mrs. Obama visited the Brock Elementary School in Slidell, which is nationally recognized for excellence in nutrition. The first lady has been promoting the Let's Move initiative, which has so far focused on eating healthy foods. Now, she says, it's time to encourage more children to earn the President's Active Lifestyle Award. That means exercising five days a week for six weeks.

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Healthcare
12:31 pm
Wed September 2, 2009

NOAH Lawsuit Continues to Appeals Process

Supporters of the New Orleans Adolescent Hospital are not giving up the fight to provide in-patient mental health care at the state facility.

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Politics
12:55 am
Tue January 20, 2009

Young New Orleanians inspired by Obama

Some analysts say young voters may have been the key to Barack Obama's presidential victory. According to CIRCLE, a non-partisan organization promoting research on the political engagement of Americans aged 15 to 25, young voters preferred Obama over McCain by 68 percent to 30 percent. But President Obama has inspired even those youths not old enough to vote. Eve Abrams brings up this story.

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Politics
3:59 am
Tue December 9, 2008

Profile of Congressman-elect Joseph Cao

For the first time in over a hundred years, New Orleans has elected a non-Democrat to represent Louisiana's Second Congressional District in the U.S. Congress. But Republican Anh "Joseph" Cao breaks more records than this. Mr. Cao is the first Vietnamese-American to serve in the House of Representatives, and he joins just over a dozen Congressman who were born outside of the United States.

Anh Cao ran for Congress using his baptismal name, Joseph, which comes from his patron saint, St. Joseph the worker.

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Politics
3:47 am
Tue December 9, 2008

Congressman-elect Joseph Cao's first week

Congressman-elect Joseph Cao is using his first week after being elected in the Second District to thank supporters and meet local leaders.

Elections
9:54 am
Fri December 5, 2008

2nd Congressional District Candidates

On Saturday's election for Representative of Louisiana's Second Congressional District, three men hope to unseat 18-year incumbent William Jefferson: Libertarian Gregory Kahn, Republican Ahn 'Joseph' Cao, and Green Party candidate Malik Rahim.

None of Congressman Jefferson's challengers has been elected to government office, but Republican candidate Anh 'Joseph' Cao, a Vietnam-born lawyer from New Orleans East, sidesteps this issue by comparing himself to one recent candidate whose personal qualities trumped experience.

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City Budget
9:14 am
Wed December 3, 2008

New Orleans city budget under review

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is reviewing the budget approved after a 12-hour City Council session. Whether he signs it isn't clear. The mayor wanted a tax increase to fill a $24 million budget shortfall. The council instead plugged much of the deficit with the city's disaster loans. Nagin calls the tactic a "financial train wreck."

The council has control of about half the $1.1 billion budget. Federal and state grants make up the rest.

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William Jefferson
10:30 am
Fri October 3, 2008

LA-2: Incumbent Jefferson Faces Six Challengers in Primary

This Saturday, October 4th, is the Democratic primary. It's part of the election process that will decide who will go to the nation's capital to represent Louisiana's second district in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The primary is another chapter in the story of William Jefferson, the 18-year incumbent whose political career may hang in the balance.

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Demolitions
5:57 am
Mon September 29, 2008

N.O. City Council Discusses Demolition Moratorium

The New Orleans City Council will be discussing a possible moratorium on demolishing properties considered by officials to be in danger of collapse.

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