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Only 45% of staff at Louisiana’s nursing homes are fully vaccinated

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana health officials have been engaged in an all-out public relations campaign to convince skeptical Louisianians that COVID-19 is...

Louisiana has three new abortion laws: Here’s what they do

Louisiana has three new laws aimed at restricting and deterring abortion. Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat who opposes abortion, announced last week he...

Louisiana state workers, teachers will have access to weight-loss surgery

Louisiana’s health insurance plans that cover state workers and public school teachers will now help pay for weight-loss surgeries that people had previously had...

More than 160,000 sign up for $1 million vaccine lottery after...

More than 160,000 vaccinated Louisianians entered for the chance to win $1 million Monday as the Louisiana Department of Health launched “Shot at a...

Louisiana lawmakers pass bill suggesting ‘abortion reversal’ is possible

Louisiana lawmakers approved a bill that would require medical professionals to tell a woman using medication to terminate a pregnancy that her pregnancy might...

Louisiana may require medical staff to suggest ‘abortion reversal’ is possible

Louisiana lawmakers are close to approving a new law that would require medical professionals to tell a woman using medication to terminate a pregnancy...

Louisiana Senate scuttles post-pregnancy Medicaid extension

The Louisiana Senate Finance Committee killed legislation Thursday that would have allowed people who were pregnant to stay on Medicaid for a year postpartum....

In five years, 786 people died in Louisiana’s jails and prisons,...

As a law professor in Louisiana, the state that leads the country and world in the percentage of residents it incarcerates, Andrea Armstrong of...

Louisiana won’t legalize recreational marijuana this year

The push to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Louisiana died Tuesday, when the Louisiana House rejected legislation to tax recreational marijuana. The proposed...

Louisiana may look at changing medical release for sick, dying incarcerated...

A lawmaker wants the state to put together a commission to study Louisiana’s policies related to the release of incarcerated people who are sick...

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