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Republican-friendly election plan breezes past Senate committee

Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin's proposed emergency election plan passed through a second legislative committee on Thursday, as most expected it would. Ardoin,...

DEBERRY: Louisiana voters may not get a chance to trust the...

It quickly becomes clear when talking with Mary Frances Berry about voting that the former chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights doesn’t...
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After heated exchange, House committee approves emergency election plan

A state legislative committee on Wednesday approved Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin's proposed emergency election plan despite drawing criticism from the governor, many Louisiana residents...

Postmaster pauses major changes at U.S. Postal Service until after election

WASHINGTON — Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said Tuesday that he will halt a series of sweeping policy changes to the U.S. Postal Service until...

Lawsuit accuses Louisiana of insufficient emergency plans for upcoming elections

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund filed suit against the state of Louisiana Monday, accusing state officials of a “failure to ensure all eligible voters...

Advocates want to bulldoze highways that bulldozed Black neighborhoods

By Caitlin Dewey Stateline As protesters in cities from Richmond, Virginia, to San Francisco toppled statues last month, urban planner Amy Stelly allowed herself to hope...

As John Lewis lies in state at the U.S. Capitol, mourners...

WASHINGTON — The immortal words of the late civil rights leader John Lewis rang out from the U.S. Capitol Monday during a private ceremony...

Civil Rights hero John Lewis changed America making ‘good trouble’

Civil Rights icon and longtime Georgia Congressman John Lewis, who advocated for change through nonviolence, died late Friday night at the age of 80. The...

Border officials did not follow guidelines on migrant children’s health care,...

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has not consistently followed new guidelines for medical care of migrant children and spent some of the agency’s money...

Child advocates warned of a surge in abuse cases, but there’s...

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has seen a nearly 50 percent decline in the number of hotline reports of suspected...

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