Here's a look back at the 1976 visit of French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing to Louisiana.
Cliff Lewis, elected this past month to a seat on the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, is planning to “err on the side of caution” and resign mid-school year from his day job as a parent liaison at a charter school in Baton Rouge rather than …
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WASHINGTON – Help for adolescents struggling with mental health problems hasn’t been funded since September, Louisiana U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy reminded colleagues Wednesday as senators looked for ways to improve a system set up six years ago.
WASHINGTON – Among the first comments Louisiana Congressman Troy Carter shared about Wednesday’s historic election of the first African American to the top party leadership post in the U.S. House of Representatives was that Rep. Hakeem Jeffries is a fraternity brother.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House moved urgently to head off the looming nationwide rail strike on Wednesday, passing a bill that would bind companies and workers to a proposed settlement that was reached in September but rejected by some of the 12 unions involved.
WASHINGTON — Emboldened House Democrats ushered in a new generation of leaders on Wednesday with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries elected to be the first Black American to head a major political party in Congress as long-serving Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her team step aside next year.
WASHINGTON – Using a new law cosponsored by a Louisiana congressman, the Federal Communications Commission banned the importation or sale of communications equipment manufactured in China by companies that pose an “unacceptable risk to national security.”
The St. George Fire Protection District will ask voters in the southeastern corner of East Baton Rouge Parish to approve a 25% increase in its property tax funding that it says will help the department protect an area that has exploded in population.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate on Monday night cleared a major hurdle towards enshrining in federal law the right of people of different races or of the same sex to legally marry.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy says it’s time for the Republicans to move past the Trump era and start articulating, then passing legislation that helps people’s lives.
WASHINGTON — Messaging for the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives is being handled by Louisiana Republican Rep. Mike Johnson, an evangelical rights lawyer from the northwestern corner of the state.
The Folgers Coffee Co. has won a four-month reprieve on a $5.1 million tax bill for its plants in New Orleans East as a legal dispute over whether it’s eligible for a tax break continues to play out.
Bogalusa's mayor-elect Tyrin Truong called Police Chief Kendall Bullen to resign Friday in response to a federal lawsuit alleging Bogalusa police violated the civil rights of a 28-year-old man who died in police custody last year.
Residents of Bogalusa, once called “The Magic City,” are looking to a 23-year-old to lead the Washington Parish seat into the future after decades of decline.
Early voting begins Saturday for the 2022 Louisiana general election, including runoffs for races not decided in the Nov. 8 primary. Regular voting will occur Saturday, Dec. 10.
State education leaders will soon decide how much leeway public schools should have to expand beyond their main campus and establish learning pods — small satellite campuses where children learn in small groups.
One of the drivers of the explosive growth in Louisiana’s medical marijuana industry has been online platforms where patients can get a prescription for the drug remotely through a telemedicine visit with a doctor.
Three more proposed constitutional amendments await as early voting opens Saturday, and every parish in the Baton Rouge area has at least one local race or ballot issue to consider in Louisiana's general election.
The first sign Victoria Shaheen’s 12-week pregnancy wouldn’t end the way she hoped was the look on the ultrasound technician’s face.
French President Emmanuel Macron is considering traveling to New Orleans in the days ahead as part of his state visit to the U.S., French media reported Tuesday, in what would be a first by a French head of state since 1976.
In a formal response, Louisiana transportation chief Shawn Wilson has told state Attorney General Jeff Landry he is mistaken in saying that plans to widen Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge means the roadway will be trimmed to one lane in each direction.
Despite concerns that a new bridge across the Mississippi River will undo the charm of historic Plaquemine, many people there say they're all in for the $3 billion project.
WASHINGTON – Looking out of his office window, the one next to the fireplace, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise points out how the curve of U.S. Capitol dome leads the eye to the Statue of Freedom at the very top.
State lawmakers created one rule that insurers had to follow if they wanted to take over risky policies carried by the state-run insurer of last resort, Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, a Republican from Baton Rouge, recently recalled how, in negotiations on a massive federal infrastructure bill, he pushed for money to cap abandoned oil wells, a major issue in Louisiana. He was challenged by Rep. Joshua S. Gottheimer, a Democrat from New Jersey.
WASHINGTON — The number of unemployed will need to roughly double for a couple of years before nation’s red-hot economy cools off enough to bring inflation under control, U.S. Sen. John N. Kennedy quoted Harvard economists as having predicted, during a Senate Banking Committee hearing last week.
Raymond Blanco, a football coach, dean of students and an irrepressible force of nature who was best known as the First Gentleman of Louisiana when his wife, Kathleen, was governor, died in Lafayette on Saturday, his family confirmed.
One week after she announced her retirement as the anchor of PBS NewsHour, Judy Woodruff told a crowd of hundreds in New Orleans that journalists and groups like the Bureau of Governmental Research are key to defending democracy.
The head of Louisiana's Office of Juvenile Justice has resigned amid a deepening crisis inside the state's youth lockups including escapes, riots and a capacity shortfall that the agency recently said had forced it to stop accepting youth into its…
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland named a special counsel on Friday to oversee the Justice Department's investigation into the presence of classified documents at former President Donald Trump's Florida estate as well as key aspects of a separate probe involving the Jan. 6 insurrection and efforts to undo the 2020 election.
The town of Gramercy has eased restrictions on marches and parades — including a mandatory $10,000 bond — after a local environmentalist group filed a lawsuit saying the rules violated their First Amendment rights to protest.
WASHINGTON – Louisiana’s senior U.S. senator, Bill Cassidy, announced Friday that he won't run for governor, ending speculation he might join the field of candidates in next year's race.
Despite passionate criticism, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday voted narrowly to add several streets on the western side of Kenilworth subdivision to a special “priority zone” that allows children living there a better shot at …
Two New Orleans area stores have been questioned by FBI agents about purchases made by Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s image consultant.
WASHINGTON— House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she will not seek a leadership position in the new Congress, a pivotal realignment making way for a new generation of leaders after Democrats lost control of the House to Republicans in the midterm elections.
WASHINGTON — Republicans won control of the U.S. House on Wednesday, returning the party to power in Washington and giving conservatives leverage to blunt President Joe Biden's agenda and spur a flurry of investigations. But a threadbare majority will pose immediate challenges for GOP leaders and complicate the party's ability to govern.
WASHINGTON — Legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriages crossed a major U.S. Senate hurdle Wednesday afternoon, putting Congress on track to take the historic step of ensuring that such unions are enshrined in federal law.
Gov. John Bel Edwards has asked the federal government to issue a disaster declaration for a number of parishes whose farmers were hit hard by extreme weather during the past growing season.
PALM BEACH, Fla. — Former President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he will mount a third White House campaign, launching an early start to the 2024 contest. The announcement comes just a week after an underwhelming midterm showing for Republicans and will force the party to decide whether to embrace a candidate whose refusal to accept defeat in 2020 pushed American democracy to the brink.
WASHINGTON — The Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday elected Louisiana’s Steve Scalise to its second-highest leadership position.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, who along with Louisiana’s other senator is considering a move from the U.S. Capitol to the State Capitol, said Tuesday that he’ll soon announce whether he'll run for governor.
Former President Donald Trump is preparing to launch his third campaign for the White House with an announcement Tuesday night. Trump is looking to move on from disappointing midterm defeats and defy history amid signs that his grip on the Republican Party may be waning. The former president had hoped to use the GOP's expected gains in last week's elections as a springboard to win his party's nomination by locking in early support and keeping potential challengers at bay. Instead, Trump now finds himself being blamed for backing a series of losing candidates in last week's midterm elections.
WASHINGTON – U.S. House and Senate members returned Monday to the Capitol to sort out their next steps as the muddled outcome of the midterm elections began to take form after nearly a week of counting ballots, with leadership positions for Louisiana's members of Congress hanging in the balance.