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John Bel Edwards opposes bills with transgender restrictions

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards opposes four bills introduced by lawmakers that would impose restrictions on transgender people. The governor said he would hope...

‘We all deserve to keep our children’: Grieving grandmother calls attention...

Argarette Weatherspoon-Collins told the Louisiana Senate Committee on Health and Welfare Wednesday that her daughter Jessica, then 6 months pregnant, went to see a...

Vilsack keys in on food insecurity and nutrition in USDA budget...

WASHINGTON—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday laid out USDA’s goals to expand food insecurity and nutrition progrmas in the president’s budget request, as well...

Acadiana’s hotel shelters wind down as COVID-19 and housing insecurity persist

This story was originally published by The Current, a nonprofit news organization serving Lafayette and southern Louisiana. Pillows are in short supply at the Lafayette warehouse...
Critics decry STD bill

STD legislation that criminalizes exposure runs afoul of latest research, critics...

A state legislator has introduced a bill that would make it a crime for someone to intentionally expose another with a sexually transmitted disease...

Louisiana senator files anti-transgender legislation

Louisiana Sen. Mike Fesi, R-Houma, has filed legislation that would require people under 18 years old to get written permission from their parents before...

Governor eases COVID-19 capacity restrictions at bars and other venues

Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday lifted some coronavirus-related capacity restrictions on restaurants, bars, gyms, retail outlets and other venues, citing a steady decline...

Louisiana Survey shows economy and pandemic top residents’ concerns

The results of the 2021 Louisiana Survey, released Tuesday, indicate residents are most concerned with the COVID-19 pandemic and the economy, even though more...

Pennsylvania’s Rachel Levine confirmed as highest-ranking openly transgender federal official

WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania’s former top health official, Dr. Rachel Levine, on Wednesday became the first openly transgender individual to be confirmed by the U.S....

CDC says it’s OK for students to sit 3 feet apart...

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials have revised their guidance to schools on how far apart students should be spaced in a classroom, now saying...

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