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Bill to prohibit schools from giving names of contagious students to...

Louisiana House lawmakers spent much of Monday afternoon debating a bill that would prohibit schools from reporting the names of  students who have infectious...

Lawmaker who attends Tony Spell’s church pushes bill through House that...

Louisiana House lawmakers on Tuesday passed a bill that was originally crafted to support a Louisiana church pastor who dared authorities to arrest him...

Over a half-million without electricity following Hurricane Delta

More than a half-million were without electricity Saturday after Hurricane Delta slammed Southwest Louisiana — an area that had been trying to recover from...

Louisiana House will consider law to protect pastor who violated COVID-19...

The Louisiana House will take up legislation that would protect a pastor who defied state regulations by holding church services during the first few...

Louisiana House backs proposals to undo COVID-19 restrictions

The Louisiana House of Representatives made its intentions clear Friday when it passed seven bills that would limit the governor’s authority during emergencies like...

Louisiana lawmakers need to acknowledge that COVID-19 is still with us

When Republican members of the Louisiana House Health, Education and Welfare committee argued with two of the state’s top public health experts Wednesday, they...

Trump and Biden quarrel over mask mandates and state shutdowns in...

The two men vying to become the next president offered a stark contrast to voters on face mask requirements and on how soon state...

Will a COVID-19 vaccine be safe?

by Trish Zornio  for Colorado Newsline In normal times, vaccine safety is easily recognized. These aren’t normal times. Despite robust science, public trust of a COVID-19 vaccine...
LA election plan

Should Louisiana have a special election plan due to coronavirus?

A two-day hearing to decide if the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic warrants an emergency election plan in Louisiana concluded Wednesday after U.S. District Judge...

As Louisiana’s COVID-19 response continues, the state’s top public health official...

The person who oversees Louisiana’s public health office  -- and the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic -- is leaving his job. Alex Billioux,...

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