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Letlow, Harris prepare for all-Republican runoff in Louisiana’s 5th congressional district

Republicans Luke Letlow and Lance Harris are trying to distinguish themselves from each other as they head into a runoff election for Louisiana’s 5th...
Gov. John Bel Edwards

Defying his Republican opponents, Gov. Edwards extends COVID-19 restrictions

Louisiana will remain in Phase 3 of its coronavirus reopening plan through Dec. 4, Gov. John Bel Edwards, announced Thursday as he said that...

Formosa Plastics permit suspended by Army Corps

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday announced through a court filing in federal court in Washington its plans to suspend its permit...

Amendment 5 opponents say Louisiana lawmakers should take the amendment’s defeat...

During Tuesday’s statewide election, Louisiana voters rejected Amendment 5, which would have allowed some manufacturers to avoid the property taxes they would otherwise owe...

Sen. Bill Cassidy ready to push alternative COVID-19 relief package

After U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, a Republican from Baton Rouge, won his first-ever bid for re-election Tuesday night, he talked to members of the...

Louisiana’s constitutional amendment results

The following table contains the unofficial election results of seven Louisiana constitutional amendments as of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. At that time, all but one...

Letlow and Harris head to runoff for 5th District congressional seat,...

Republicans Luke Letlow and state Rep. Lance Harris advanced to a runoff election for Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to...

Bill Cassidy wins re-election to the U.S. Senate

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, a Republican from Baton Rouge, won his first-ever bid for re-election Tuesday night, winning more than 50 percent of the...

Trump clinches Louisiana while national result remains uncertain

While national counts remain incomplete, President Donald Trump has clinched Louisiana’s eight Electoral College votes, according to unofficial results from the Associated Press. Louisiana...

U.S. Justice Department to send staff to monitor polling places in...

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Justice will have staffers on the ground in 44 counties and cities across 18 states on Election Day, monitoring for...

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