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Gov. John Bel Edwards: Louisiana Bars must close and face masks...

Baton Rouge — On one of the worst days in Louisiana's fight with the coronavirus, Gov. John Bel Edwards held a press conference Saturday to...

Two huge COVID-19 surges make Louisiana an outlier in the U.S.

In April, the United States COVID-19 outbreak greatly affected a handful of states including New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Massachusetts and Louisiana. Now in July,...
Press conference on NOPD consent decree

NOPD not a few bad apples but a ‘bad orchard,’ community...

NEW ORLEANS — Leaders from the Community United for Change called on U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan on Wednesday to keep the  New Orleans...

COVID-19 health equity task force sends recommendations to Gov. Edwards

After Gov. John Bel Edwards announced in April that 70 percent of Louisianians who had died of COVID-19 were Black, he established the Louisiana...

Judges forcing in-court appearances are violating the law, disability-rights activists say

Concerned about evictions that are already taking place and fearing an overwhelming wave of evictions on the horizon, a collection of civil rights attorneys,...

Shreveport City Councilman flips positions on smoking ban

After the Shreveport City Council passed a comprehensive smoking ban scheduled to take effect in August, a councilman who previously supported the law now...

Louisiana’s largest healthcare provider scales back community COVID-19 testing

Ochsner Health, Louisiana’s largest healthcare provider, will put new limitations on its community testing program for COVID-19 even as state health officials warn about...

Will Louisiana require you to wear a face mask?

Following a steady rise in coronavirus cases, a new mandate requiring residents to wear face masks in public takes effect Wednesday in Jefferson Parish....

Louisiana officials criticize Supreme Court’s rejection of state’s abortion restriction

WASHINGTON — Louisiana officials decried a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday that struck down a state abortion law and vowed to keep fighting to...

Roberts joins Supreme Court’s four liberal judges in striking down Louisiana...

WASHINGTON — In a major victory for reproductive rights, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a controversial Louisiana law that critics said would have...

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