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Can adoption replace abortion? Experts say it’s a lot more complicated than it sounds

BY: - August 12, 2022

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BR-NOLA commuter train gets first round of federal infrastructure funding

BY: - August 11, 2022

Louisiana is set to receive its first round of federal infrastructure dollars for five transportation projects across the state, including the proposed commuter rail service connecting Baton Rouge to New Orleans. Gov. John Bel Edwards and state Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shaun Wilson announced in a joint press release Thursday that the federal […]

Inflation Reduction Act would push Louisiana to forefront of clean energy sector

BY: - August 11, 2022

Some policy experts believe Louisiana is one of the better positioned states to take advantage of clean energy provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act that Congress is expected to pass this week.  With $485 billion in new spending offset by $790 billion in revenue and savings, the legislation includes the nation’s largest ever investment in […]

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To transgender Louisianians, abortion ban yet another health care barrier

BY: - August 10, 2022

Ed Abraham has dreams of getting pregnant and starting a family. But due to the abortion ban, Abraham, a transmasculine person, worries he will be forced to leave the state to achieve his dream.  “I am very wary, being a trans person, of how I’ll be treated in hospital settings, if I’ll get decent care […]

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Facebook data used to prosecute Nebraska mother, daughter after alleged abortion

BY: - August 10, 2022

Police allege in court documents that Celeste Burgess, then 17 years old, told police in April that she had suffered a miscarriage in a bathtub at her home. She said she and her mom buried the stillborn, the documents show.

Abortion rights activists react to the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization ruling in front of the U.S. Supreme Court

Fear and uncertainty grip patients as abortion referral services struggle to keep up

BY: - August 8, 2022

Abortion referral services have seen a change in how they do their work, but despite restrictions that make it less possible to get an abortion in Ohio, clinics and non-profits definitely haven’t seen a shortage of need.

Federal officials declare a public health emergency for monkeypox

BY: - August 5, 2022

WASHINGTON —  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra announced Thursday a public health emergency for the monkeypox virus, which means the federal government can more quickly assist states with distributing vaccines and conducting testing and public health campaigns. “We’re prepared to take our response to the next level in addressing this virus, […]

Louisiana governor discusses solar and wind at U.N. climate conference

Who’s traveling to Europe with Gov. Edwards?

BY: - August 4, 2022

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ 10-day trip to Europe to examine new flood control infrastructure used in Amsterdam and France will include a delegation of state leaders and business executives with an interest in coastal protection. Gov. Edwards going to Europe to tour new flood control solutions The delegation will include: Gov. John Bel Edwards First […]

Gov. Edwards going to Europe to tour new flood control solutions

Gov. Edwards going to Europe to tour new flood control solutions

BY: - August 4, 2022

Gov. John Bel Edwards will travel to Europe on Friday for a 10-day trip to examine new flood control innovations in France and the Netherlands that could be implemented in Louisiana.  Edwards will travel with a delegation of state and business leaders at the invitation of Netherlands Special Envoy for International Water Affairs Henk Ovink, […]

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Election officials at U.S. Senate hearing describe threats, spread of misinformation

BY: - August 4, 2022

WASHINGTON — Democrats on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday explored how to combat violent threats lodged against election officials, while Republicans questioned why the Department of Justice isn’t doing more to investigate threats against crisis pregnancy centers and Supreme Court justices. During a hearing on protecting election officials, Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Polite […]

Louisiana insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon, a white man with white hair in a black suit, speaks at podium labeled "NAIC National Association of Insurance Commissioners"

Insurance commissioner offers few answers at home insurance town hall

BY: - August 4, 2022

Louisiana’s insurance commissioner offered few answers to New Orleans residents concerned about the home insurance crisis.  Over 100 New Orleanians packed a room at the University of New Orleans Wednesday to get answers from Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon about the state’s insurance crisis. Seven Louisiana insurance companies have gone belly-up, initially leaving 100,000 residents, […]

President Biden delivers remarks on mass shootings and gun legislation

Biden to sign order on out-of-state abortion access

BY: - August 3, 2022

President Joe Biden will sign an executive order Wednesday that aims to help pregnant patients cover the cost of travel to access abortion health care, a senior administrative official said. The executive order does not protect access to abortion, which was overturned in late June by the conservative majority of the Supreme Court when it […]