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La. Supreme Court redistricting bill fails in House

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...

House Democrats and 3 Republicans pass George Floyd Justice in Policing...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed a sweeping police reform package Thursday night in response to massive civil unrest over police brutality. The package cleared...

Local public defenders budget reduced in Louisiana Senate proposal

Update: The Louisiana Senate reversed its initial reduction to local public defender offices when it approved the budget Friday afternoon. It moved back to the...

State board gives 5 companies $140 million off next year’s property...

The Louisiana Board of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday approved tax breaks for multiple Louisiana companies worth more than $148 million next year alone...

Louisiana Lawmakers support police study – as long as it doesn’t...

The Louisiana Legislature overwhelmingly supports the study of policing tactics. Lawmakers appear likely to set up a new task force to examine law enforcement...

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