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Louisiana Illuminator

The Louisiana Illuminator is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization driven by its mission to cast light on how decisions are made in Baton Rouge and how they affect the lives of everyday Louisianians, particularly those who are poor or otherwise marginalized.

New Orleans food banks helping residents after Hurricane Zeta

By: - November 4, 2020

People requiring food assistance after Hurricane Zeta and the days of power outages that followed will be able to visit food banks and pantries throughout New Orleans this week, according to the city government’s website. Hope House Inc. on 916 St. Andrew St. will distribute food Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from […]

Incumbents sweep Louisiana’s congressional races

By: - November 4, 2020

All five U.S. Representatives in Louisiana who were running for re-election breezed to victory Tuesday night.  None of those victories came as a surprise, as each of the incumbents was considered a near lock to win. The Associated Press called the winner in each of those races fairly early Tuesday night. At 11 p.m. numbers […]

Absentee voters urged to check their ballot status

By: - November 2, 2020

Louisiana voters who mailed in their ballots can see if their ballots have been received by visiting voterportal.sos.la.gov, according to Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin’s office. In order to be counted for Tuesday’s election, ballots must be received by 4:30 p.m. today, Monday, Nov. 2. An exception is made for military personnel and other […]