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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...

Bar owners file federal lawsuit challenging Gov. John Bel Edwards’ order...

An attorney who served as executive counsel in former Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of eleven bar owners...

Advocates want to bulldoze highways that bulldozed Black neighborhoods

By Caitlin Dewey Stateline As protesters in cities from Richmond, Virginia, to San Francisco toppled statues last month, urban planner Amy Stelly allowed herself to hope...

Louisiana lags behind in Census response

Only about 57 percent of Louisiana residents have responded to the 2020 Census, which means the state has one of the lowest response rates...

Louisiana: 5 numbers that explain our coronavirus outbreak right now

There’s a lot of data getting released about Louisiana’s coronavirus outbreak each day. It can be overwhelming. Here’s a few numbers we’ve cherry picked...

As John Lewis lies in state at the U.S. Capitol, mourners...

WASHINGTON — The immortal words of the late civil rights leader John Lewis rang out from the U.S. Capitol Monday during a private ceremony...

If $600 checks from Washington disappear, unemployed workers will have to...

CORRECTION: A new Illuminator story has been published explaining that self-employed workers in Louisiana are entitled to a fraction of the $600 they'd been...

Even as Louisiana homelessness surges, federal rental assistance ends

The COVID-19 pandemic has not been kind to Natasha Blunt. She has already lost her grandmother and best friend to the disease. Now she...

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