COVID-19

Bill to prohibit schools from giving names of contagious students to...

Louisiana House lawmakers spent much of Monday afternoon debating a bill that would prohibit schools from reporting the names of  students who have infectious...

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...

New Orleans says it needs more money from Louisiana

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell wants the Louisiana Legislature to allocate more federal pandemic relief funding to her city, but her efforts seem like...

Louisiana House votes to stop fire marshal from enforcing COVID-19 restrictions

The Louisiana House passed a resolution that suspends the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s authority to enforce COVID-19 restrictions on businesses – including bars and...

Supreme Court confirmation hearings to plow ahead amid COVID-19 infections

Federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett will face the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee beginning Monday for what’s expected to be an unusual and contentious four...

Nursing home-visitation bill addresses a real problem in a problematic way

Hours before my mother died I spoonfed her vanilla ice cream. Sprinkled into the dessert was a vitamin she’d been refusing to take. But...

Louisiana House will consider law to protect pastor who violated COVID-19...

The Louisiana House will take up legislation that would protect a pastor who defied state regulations by holding church services during the first few...

As Hurricane Delta bears down on Louisiana, debate over governor’s authority...

As Louisiana prepares for Hurricane Delta to make landfall later this week, the Louisiana Legislature is still pursuing measures to strip the governor of...

Trump, still infected with coronavirus, returns to White House

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump on Monday night departed Walter Reed National Military Hospital, where he had been treated for COVID-19, and arrived at the White...

Lawmakers want to stop fire marshal from enforcing COVID-19 restrictions 

The House Commerce Committee advanced a resolution that suspends the state’s fire marshal authority to enforce COVID-19 restrictions on businesses --including bars and restaurants....

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