Civil Rights

Polling places may be relocated due to Zeta

State and local officials are working to figure out how much damage Hurricane Zeta caused to polling locations across Southeast Louisiana and if any...

Louisiana State Police chief retires amid scandals

The head of Louisiana State Police, Superintendent Col. Kevin Reeves, will retire at the end of this week. The 30-year veteran will leave an...
Sharon Hewitt

Bill is overhauled to streamline emergency election plans and expand early...

A bill that initially would have removed the governor’s power to veto emergency election plans underwent wholesale changes Tuesday with an amendment that would...

Report: Gov. Edwards lets family see video of troopers beating Black...

The family of a Black man killed by a Louisiana state trooper met with Gov. John Bel Edwards Wednesday to view long-secret body-camera footage,...
Governor vetoes election grants bill — again

Early voting begins in Louisiana

The early voting period for the November election began at 8 a.m. Friday morning, and reports of long lines and people waiting several hours...

Republican ‘hyper partisan’ attempt to curtail governor’s power could decrease access...

When state Sen. Sharon Hewitt was taking questions from her Senate colleagues Oct. 1 about a bill she’d drafted to weaken the governor’s role...

Lawmaker who attends Tony Spell’s church pushes bill through House that...

Louisiana House lawmakers on Tuesday passed a bill that was originally crafted to support a Louisiana church pastor who dared authorities to arrest him...

Cameroonian asylum seekers said to be one day away from deportation...

There is a peaceful room in a safe, joyful home in the Washington metro area waiting for Micah, an English-speaking Cameroonian refugee who spent...
Jeff Landry

Louisiana attorney general blocked millions in grant money awarded to parish...

Correction: A previous version of this story quoted Rep. Barry Ivey, R-Central, but Rep. Ivey was not at Wednesday's House and Governmental Affairs Committee....

Virtual learning doesn’t stop discriminatory discipline, attorney says

When Ku’Mauri Harrison’s little brother tripped over BB gun while Ku’Mauri was taking a test in his virtual classroom, he set off a series...

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