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Louisiana officials find problems with several more Louisiana nursing home evacuation sites

BY: - August 12, 2022

The Louisiana Department of Health has concluded most of the “unlicensed” shelters that nursing homes from hurricane-prone parishes planned to use as evacuation sites are unfit for that purpose. New information the agency released Thursday signals that Louisiana’s problems with nursing home hurricane preparedness extend beyond the now-shuttered operations of nursing home owner Bob Dean.  […]

BR-NOLA commuter train gets first round of federal infrastructure funding

BY: - August 11, 2022

Louisiana is set to receive its first round of federal infrastructure dollars for five transportation projects across the state, including the proposed commuter rail service connecting Baton Rouge to New Orleans. Gov. John Bel Edwards and state Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shaun Wilson announced in a joint press release Thursday that the federal […]

U.S. attorney general says DOJ asked for public release of search warrant for Trump estate

BY: - August 11, 2022

Garland’s comments echoed the department’s motion itself, which cited the public interest in the matter and that Trump had already publicized the search.

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Farm bill season arrives: What’s the outlook for 2023?

BY: - August 11, 2022

WASHINGTON — Over the course of the next year, lawmakers on the U.S. House and Senate Agriculture committees will draft a new federal farm bill that will shape food, farm, conservation and nutrition programs across the country for the next five years. The omnibus law that began 90 years ago as crop supports now has […]

Inflation Reduction Act would push Louisiana to forefront of clean energy sector

BY: - August 11, 2022

Some policy experts believe Louisiana is one of the better positioned states to take advantage of clean energy provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act that Congress is expected to pass this week.  With $485 billion in new spending offset by $790 billion in revenue and savings, the legislation includes the nation’s largest ever investment in […]

State attorneys general talk future tech cases in national conference

BY: - August 10, 2022

One of the largest growing legal frontiers emphasized in discussions was the digital economy, as state and federal legislators work to create rules for both the businesses conducting commerce online, and the companies which own those online spaces.

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Louisiana makes moves to stretch monkeypox vaccine supply

BY: - August 10, 2022

The Louisiana Department of Health is encouraging health care providers to stretch the state’s meager monkeypox vaccine supply by splitting individual doses as much as five ways, following a federal government directive Wednesday that allows them to do so.   “This is a potential game changer for our monkeypox response, especially ahead of upcoming large events […]

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To transgender Louisianians, abortion ban yet another health care barrier

BY: - August 10, 2022

Ed Abraham has dreams of getting pregnant and starting a family. But due to the abortion ban, Abraham, a transmasculine person, worries he will be forced to leave the state to achieve his dream.  “I am very wary, being a trans person, of how I’ll be treated in hospital settings, if I’ll get decent care […]

Biden signs landmark bill aiding veterans exposed to burn pits overseas

BY: - August 10, 2022

Biden has long questioned whether his son Beau’s 2015 death from brain cancer was a direct result of his exposure to burn pits during his time in Iraq as part of the Delaware National Guard. 

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Facebook data used to prosecute Nebraska mother, daughter after alleged abortion

BY: - August 10, 2022

Police allege in court documents that Celeste Burgess, then 17 years old, told police in April that she had suffered a miscarriage in a bathtub at her home. She said she and her mom buried the stillborn, the documents show.

Biden administration proposes changing how monkeypox vaccine is administered

BY: - August 9, 2022

The latest shift in strategy comes as the administration races to curtail the spread of the virus, which jumped from 778 cases one month ago on July 9 to 9,493 diagnosed as of Tuesday.

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Louisiana youth prison job applicants who fail abuse screening get second chance

BY: - August 9, 2022

Facing a chronic shortage of workers, Louisiana’s Office of Juvenile Justice is providing more flexibility to job applicants who want to work as guards in the state’s youth incarceration facilities, including when it comes to screening for the threat of pedophilia.   People are no longer being automatically removed from the pool of potential juvenile justice […]