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Lawmaker pulls bill to ease parole access for juvenile lifers

A Louisiana legislator pulled his bill to ease access to parole for people who committed murder before the age of 18 after it became...

Louisiana lawmaker wants governor, legislators to have more control over public...

A powerful Louisiana lawmaker is seeking to rearrange the management of the state’s troubled public defender system -- a move that criminal justice advocates...

Louisiana Senate votes overwhelmingly for transgender restrictions in sports

The Louisiana Senate voted 29-6 Wednesday to prohibit transgender girls and women from participating in women and girls sports competitions. Both Democrats and Republicans...

Louisiana’s racism isn’t confined to history; it’s also present today |...

Is Louisiana racist? I pose this question because I was perplexed when U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-South Carolina),  proclaimed on national television last week that...

Louisiana residents convicted of felonies move closer to serving on juries

The Louisiana House voted 55-42 Tuesday to allow people convicted of felonies to serve on juries. The legislation has been sent to the Senate...

Billy Nungesser says transgender restrictions will have a ‘negative impact’ on...

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser believes transgender restrictions currently under consideration by the Louisiana Legislature will hurt the state’s tourism industry if they become law....

House Education chair’s statement on teaching ‘good’ of slavery warrants removal,...

Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday Rep. Ray Garofalo’s statement that Louisiana’s public schools should be required to teach the “good” of slavery when...

Louisiana ban on transgender women in women sports competitions looks more...

A ban on letting transgender women and girls participate in women and girls sports looks more likely to gain approval of the full Louisiana...

Senator pulls bill that would have imposed health care restrictions for...

Sen. Mike Fesi, R-Houma, pulled his legislation Wednesday that would have restricted health care access for transgender children and teenagers by requiring people under...

University of Louisiana system looking at gaps in faculty and staff...

The University of Louisiana system -- which oversees nine universities across the state -- is reviewing the way its schools screen job applicants following...

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