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Greg LaRose

Greg LaRose

Greg LaRose has covered news for more than 30 years in Louisiana. Before coming to the Louisiana Illuminator, he was the chief investigative reporter for WDSU-TV in New Orleans. He previously led the government and politics team for The Times-Picayune | NOLA.com, and was editor in chief at New Orleans CityBusiness. Greg's other career stops include Tiger Rag, South Baton Rouge Journal, the Covington News Banner, Louisiana Radio Network and multiple radio stations.

Louisiana sets another COVID-19 daily case count record: 17,592

By: - January 12, 2022

The omicron variant continues to fuel an increase coronavirus cases in Louisiana. The state health department reported a new single-day high for COVID-19 cases with 17,592, eclipsing a record set last week by nearly 2,800. The Louisiana Department also reported 1,999 hospitalizations related to COVID-19 and 14 deaths. Individuals age 5-17 (20%) and 18-29 (20%) accounted […]

Gary Chambers to challenge John Kennedy for U.S. Senate

By: - January 11, 2022

Baton Rouge activist Gary Chambers announced Tuesday through social media that he will challenge incumbent John Kennedy for a seat representing Louisiana in the U.S. Senate. Chambers, a Democrat, narrowly missed a runoff in last year’s race for the 2nd Congressional District. He endorsed second-place finisher Karen Carter Peterson, who lost the general election to […]

New Orleans judge indicted for filing false tax returns

By: - January 10, 2022

City Court Judge Ernestine Anderson-Trahan allegedly failed to report income she received for performing wedding ceremonies.

U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments against COVID-19 vaccine mandates

By: - January 7, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments Friday against President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates for large employers and health care workers. The plaintiffs include Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, who has specifically objected to the requirement at hospitals and facilities that receive federal aid. The U.S. District Court for Western Louisiana and Missouri’s Eastern […]

Louisiana to receive nearly $92 million for low-income utility bill assistance

By: - January 7, 2022

The White House announced Friday that Louisiana will receive $91.7 million for its Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. In addition to a $50.3 annual allocation for the state, $41.4 million is from the Biden administration’s American Rescue Plan. The money is available to qualifying homeowners and renters to help pay past-due bills and to avoid […]

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House passes qualified immunity bill

More than 30 years later, some things haven’t changed in Louisiana

By: - January 6, 2022

It would be great to tell you how much things have changed at the Capitol over three decades. But this doesn’t feel like the right moment to take a trip down nostalgia lane. Not when Louisiana still finds itself ranked at or near the bottom of so many indicators of progress