WASHINGTON – A major concession by Democrats to end requiring military personnel to get COVID vaccinations clears the way for funding that includes a 4.6% pay raise for military personnel, more realistic combat training in Vernon Parish, allow B-52s to load nuclear warheads in Bossier Parish and upgrade Louisiana National Guard facilities in Abbeville and New Orleans.
WASHINGTON — The House gave final approval Thursday to legislation protecting same-sex marriages, a monumental step in a decades-long battle for nationwide recognition of such unions that reflects a stunning turnaround in societal attitudes.
WASHINGTON — Russia freed WNBA star Brittney Griner on Thursday in a dramatic high-level prisoner exchange, with the U.S. releasing notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, American officials said. The swap, at a time of heightened tensions over Ukraine, achieved a top goal for President Joe Biden, but carried a heavy price — and left behind an American jailed for nearly four years in Russia.
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LONDON — Time Magazine on Wednesday named Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy its Person of the Year, awarding him the accolade “for proving that courage can be as contagious as fear.”
Four grants totaling $8.8 million for coastal restoration projects in southeast Louisiana were among dozens nationwide announced Tuesday in New Orleans by the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation and NOAA to protect communities from flooding and intensifying storms linked to climate change.
BOGALUSA — A 23-year-old mayor-elect is mounting a political fight against the police force in this rural city, urging the chief's resignation over a Black man's death in the department's custody last year — and over what the young leader calls a …
WASHINGTON – Louisiana is receiving $113 million from the federal government to help jump start small businesses around the state, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Tuesday.
Louisiana residents who have put off getting their Real ID have won yet another reprieve on procuring the mandatory security upgrade to their driver’s license to allow them to board flights.
During three terms as mayor beginning in 2006, Jacques Roy won so much notice as the young, dynamic leader of Alexandria that supporters envisioned him winning election to statewide office one day.
In October, Tucker Carlson, whose Fox News show is a coveted appearance for Republican politicians, had an unlikely guest: Louisiana Treasurer John Schroder.
An announcement over the Thanksgiving holiday caused Louisiana's Republican congressional delegation to go after Democratic President Joe Biden — an attack that also underscored the state’s political vulnerability on energy issues.
On his whirwind visit to New Orleans, French President Emmanuel Macron met with Elon Musk and strolled the French Quarter.
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is asking parents to report if their children are being exposed to "extremely graphic sexual content" in public libraries, hinting at the need for legislation and drawing criticism that he is fearmongering against gay and transgender people for political reasons.
French President Emmanuel Macron was greeted by cheering crowds Friday afternoon in New Orleans, the city his countrymen founded 304 years ago.
Perhaps it’s no surprise that French President Emmanuel Macron is planning to take a stroll down Frenchmen Street at the end of his visit to New Orleans Friday evening.
Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron visit New Orleans on Friday for the first visit by a French president in almost a half century, a trip intended to be bot h deeply symbolic and practically beneficial, touching on subjects from culture …
WASHINGTON – Louisiana’s two highest-ranking officials will be attending a state dinner Thursday night – the first held at the White House since the COVID pandemic response shut down such affairs during Joe Biden’s presidency.
The fundraising picture for Louisiana’s Public Service Commission runoff has tilted against incumbent Lambert Boissiere, with his challenger Davante Lewis and a Super PAC supporting him raking in a pile of money ahead of the Dec. 10 runoff.
WASHINGTON — Both Louisiana’s U.S. senators on Thursday approved legislation aimed at averting a costly strike that would have shut down the nation’s rail system on Dec. 8.
WASHINGTON — Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron will dine on lobster, caviar and an Oregon cheese named the best in the world while listening to Grammy-winner Jon Batiste at the U.S. president’s first state dinner on Thursday.
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 …
The two candidates for the Public Service Commission district that represents New Orleans and parts of Baton Rouge sought to distance themselves from one another Wednesday in a testy debate ahead of the Dec. 10 runoff election.
WASHINGTON – Louisiana Congressman Troy A. Carter was elected Wednesday night to a leadership position in the Congressional Black Caucus.
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.