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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...

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,...

Louisiana Prisons Need To Do More COVID-19 Releases, Advocates Say

The Department of Corrections says there are 9,000 fewer people detained in Louisiana prisons and jails than when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United...

Water outages force hospital evacuations in Southwest Louisiana

More than six dozen public water systems in Louisiana were knocked out of service when Hurricane Laura tore through the state Thursday, and the...

Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome removes name from anti-abortion letter

East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome asked that her name be removed from a letter sent by several Democrats to national party leaders...

Edwards Urges Democratic Party To Soften Abortion Stance

Update: East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has had her name removed from the letter to the Democratic National Committee asking her political party...

Mystery illness kills fourth child in Louisiana

MIS-C Emergency Warning Signs: Trouble breathing Pain or pressure in the chest that doesn't go away Confusion Can't wake or stay awake Bluish lips...

Business is booming in Louisiana’s truck-stop casinos

There are no windows, and the lights are turned way down at this truck-stop casino in Port Allen. It’s the middle of a weekday...

COVID-19 cases are straining the state’s healthcare capacity, Gov. Edwards warns

As the state of Louisiana reached a grim milestone of more than 100,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, Gov. John Bel Edwards and officials from...

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