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Business is booming in Louisiana’s truck-stop casinos

There are no windows, and the lights are turned way down at this truck-stop casino in Port Allen. It’s the middle of a weekday...

DEBERRY: Long lines at food pantry illustrate how hungry Louisianians are

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act that Congress passed in March includes a provision that gives every family participating in the nation’s food stamps...

An early end to the census would likely hurt Louisiana

President Donald Trump has ordered the Census Bureau to end its counting operations a month early, a move that would potentially lead to an...
Gov. John Bel Edwards

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...

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