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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...

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...

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...

Louisiana will make many more people eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine...

Gov. John Bel Edwards is expected to greatly expand access to the COVID-19 vaccines in Louisiana Tuesday, adding people with more than 20 health...

LSU system submits missing sexual harassment reports

LSU submitted more of its campus reports on sexual harassment that are required by the state this week, after the Illuminator and Associated Press...

Louisiana gave Ochsner Health 20 percent of all COVID-19 vaccine doses,...

Ochsner Health was the single largest recipient of COVID-19 vaccine from Louisiana during the first nine weeks of distribution, with its facilities getting about...

Louisiana’s bad weather delays vaccine shipments, appointments

The Louisiana Department of Health says bad weather across the state delayed vaccine shipments to hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and other health care providers. The...

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards keeps current COVID-19 restrictions in place

Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday extended the state’s current COVID-19 restrictions on businesses and public gatherings for at least another three weeks. These...

January was Louisiana’s second deadliest month for COVID-19

Louisiana just got through its second deadliest month of the COVID-19 pandemic. In January, 1,178 people died as a result of contracting COVID-19. The...

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