COVID-19

Louisiana surpasses 4,000 known COVID-19 deaths

Louisiana surpassed 4,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19, though the actual death toll is assumed to be higher since some people suspected to have the...

Governor extends Phase 2 amid ‘early signs’ of improvement in COVID-19...

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday that he has ordered a three-week extension of Phase 2 coronavirus restrictions in an effort to continue...

Sen. Bill Cassidy pushes for money for state and local governments,...

WASHINGTON - GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy is making a strong push to rescue ailing state and local governments in a fifth coronavirus relief bill...

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...

Louisianians collecting unemployment now expected to look for work

The Louisiana Workforce Commission released a video Monday afternoon informing Louisianians receiving unemployment benefits that they are now expected to search for three jobs...

Governor wins first round in dispute with bar owners, but fight...

Two federal judges in Louisiana denied motions Friday from a group of bar owners who sought to immediately reopen their establishments against Gov. John...

Fear of losing unemployment benefits pervades the United States

Congress is continuing to squabble over whether to extend a federal supplement to unemployment insurance and if they do, by how much. But as they...

‘We’re in a new normal,’ Gov. Edwards says about coronavirus restrictions

Though statewide mandates and closures have changed relatively frequently over the past couple months, Gov. Edwards said the current restrictions and order should not...

Louisiana says it’s getting ‘mass testing’ of prisoners underway

Gov. John Bel Edwards said Louisiana has started a “mass testing” program for COVID-19 in prisons weeks after experts said the state should be...

Louisiana’s gig workers can still get a fraction of the unemployment...

The Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program has expired, which means that the federal government has stopped adding $600 to the unemployment benefits provided by...

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