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Louisiana sets a daily coronavirus case record

Louisiana set a new record Wednesday when it reported 2,802 new COVID-19 cases, that is, cases that cannot be significantly attributed to a backlog...

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards extends coronavirus restrictions

Gov. John Bel Edwards will extend the state’s current coronavirus restrictions -- including its face covering mandate, 50-person gathering cap and bar closures --...

Civil Rights hero John Lewis changed America making ‘good trouble’

Civil Rights icon and longtime Georgia Congressman John Lewis, who advocated for change through nonviolence, died late Friday night at the age of 80. The...

White House determines 18 states are in coronavirus ‘red zone,’ but...

This article about the coronavirus red zone was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit newsroom based in Washington, D.C. By Liz Essley...

Attorney General Jeff Landry says governor’s face-mask mandate can’t be enforced

Two days after Gov. John Bel Edwards’ order that shuts down bars and mandates face coverings went into effect, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry,...

Pollution left us in St. James Parish vulnerable to COVID-19; now...

By Stephanie Cooper I grew up in St. James Parish, on a country road off Highway 18 on the west bank of the Mississippi River,...

COVID-19 was never a Black people disease; it was just killing...

“Maybe next time you see Black people in trouble you’ll help. Maybe.” — Richard Pryor, in a 1983 routine recorded at New Orleans’ Saenger...

Key senators predict victory in battle with Trump over renaming military...

WASHINGTON — Key U.S. senators are preparing for battle with the White House over renaming military facilities that honor Confederates — and they’re expecting...

Forty-two percent of Louisiana inmates tested have been positive for COVID-19

Since the beginning of April, Louisiana has tested about 10 percent of the state inmates that reside in the state prison system for COVID-19,...

COVID-19 infections in the prison system concern us all

By Andrea Armstrong At  a July 8 press conference, Dr. Alex Billioux, assistant secretary of health for the Office of Public Health, attempted to explain...

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