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Gov. John Bel Edwards

Additional unemployment benefits to come next week, Gov. Edwards said

Gov. John Bel Edwards held his second of two weekly press conferences at the Louisiana State Capitol. What follows is a brief summary of...

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...
LA election plan

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...

Courts may decide Louisiana’s election plan; COVID-19 numbers dip to recent...

In a press conference Tuesday, Gov. Edwards said he is refusing to sign Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin’s proposed emergency election plan, meaning Louisiana...

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...

Governor Edwards wins in one federal court, takes the stand in...

LAFAYETTE — Gov. John Bel Edwards took the stand in a federal court hearing Monday to defend the restrictions on bars that he enacted...

Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome removes name from anti-abortion letter

East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome asked that her name be removed from a letter sent by several Democrats to national party leaders...

Edwards Urges Democratic Party To Soften Abortion Stance

Update: East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has had her name removed from the letter to the Democratic National Committee asking her political party...

Louisiana has sent out 69,000 ‘frontline worker’ payments

Louisiana has sent out $250 payments to 69,000 “frontline” workers since the middle of July. The state has spent $17 million of the $50...

Three things you need to know about Louisiana’s COVID-19 outbreak this...

White people have surpassed Black people in number of COVID-19 deaths The number of white people dying from COVID-19 has surpassed Black victims. Louisiana has...

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