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Unite Here Local 23 hospitality workers union at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, from left, Wanonieca Arnold, Louis Williams, Brandon Carter and Latrice Marshall, hold up of a petition delivered to Sodexo USA, demanding workplace changes.

Convention center employees threaten strike over working conditions

BY: - November 23, 2022

NEW ORLEANS – Sodexo food service employees from five major convention centers across the country have announced demands for improving working conditions and threatened that failure to meet the demands could result in strikes. Food service workers at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center have partnered with Unite Here Local 23 in New Orleans to […]

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LGBTQ community concerned with Louisiana Legislature’s focus on restrictions

BY: - June 16, 2022

Attendees and participants at the New Orleans Pride Parade expressed concerns that restrictions on the LGBTQ community are a growing focus of the Louisiana Legislature

New Mississippi River bridge in Baton Rouge narrowed down to 10 possible locations

BY: - March 28, 2022

Louisiana residents will have a chance to review 10 proposed locations for a new bridge over the Mississippi River in the Baton Rouge area. The consultant group the state has hired for the project told a local committee Monday afternoon they will use public feedback to narrow that list to three by the end of […]

Another Louisiana COVID-19 record is short-lived; 14,000 new cases reported Thursday

White House imposes travel restrictions for Africa amid new COVID-19 variant

BY: - November 26, 2021

WASHINGTON — The White House is set to announce travel restrictions to eight countries in Southern Africa on Monday due to the discovery of a new coronavirus variant, according to senior administration officials. The World Health Organization classified the COVID-19 variant as a “variant of concern” due to its high mutation and transmission rate, and […]

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Louisiana Gaming Board approves license for proposed St. Tammany casino

BY: - September 8, 2021

A California company is one step closer to opening a casino in Slidell thanks to a decision by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board on Wednesday to approve the relocation of a Bossier City riverboat casino to the company’s proposed site in St. Tammany Parish. In a unanimous vote, the Gaming Board approved the relocation requested […]

EPA needs to force Louisiana to cleanup its air, environmental groups say

EPA should force Louisiana to curb air pollution, environmentalists say

BY: - July 15, 2021

Environmental groups are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to reject Louisiana’s draft proposal to meet federally-mandated pollution reductions and instead enforce its own federal plan in place of the state’s, which they say ignores key sources of pollution that burden national parks and majority-Black communities. In a Wednesday news release, the Sierra Club and […]

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser tests positive for COVID-19

BY: - December 16, 2020

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser confirmed that he tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday evening — making him the fourth statewide elected official in Louisiana to do so. U.S. Sen Bill Cassidy, Attorney General Jeff Landry and State Treasurer John Schroder also had COVID-19 and have since recovered. Schroder was hospitalized for three days last month with […]

Gov. Edwards creates new environmental task force to study Atchafalaya Basin

BY: - December 14, 2020

Gov. John Bel Edwards on Monday signed an executive order creating the Atchafalaya River Basin Restoration and Enhancement (ARBRE) Task Force in an effort to address long-standing environmental issues in the basin and raise public awareness of those issues. “The irony of the Atchafalaya Basin is that while it is suffering from an abundance of […]

Jeff Landry sues ULM med school over vaccine mandate

LA attorney general vows to help musician Lauren Daigle in dispute with New Orleans mayor

BY: - December 14, 2020

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has taken sides in the dispute between Christian musician Lauren Daigle and New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, vowing in an open letter Monday to protect Daigle’s legal rights. The dispute stems from an illegally-held music concert in November, in which Daigle participated. The Nov. 7 concert, titled “Let Us Worship” […]

COMMENTARY

With COVID-19 rate still high, Louisiana enters eat-drink-and-be-merry phase

BY: - September 13, 2020

COVID-19 has been infecting fewer people in Louisiana than it did during a first peak in April or a second peak in July, and Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Thursday that the state was entering Phase 3 of its coronavirus reopening plan. Many Louisianians are probably celebrating the loosening of restrictions, but we’ll likely look […]

Gaming Board approves license for proposed St. Tammany casino

Business is booming in Louisiana’s truck-stop casinos

BY: - August 7, 2020

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 afternoon. Mirrors line the walls to make it look bigger than it is, but this video poker hall is smaller than your average McDonald’s. It contains a bar (now closed), spacious […]