Ronald Marshall recalls being drained of energy every morning after picking vegetables in the unshaded fields of Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. But the dorm where he lived with about 80 others was hotter than outside.
A Hammond man seeking to be the city’s next mayor is fighting to reverse his disqualification in the race after the address on his voter registration failed to match his home address.
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Anthony Claude “Buddy” Leach Jr., a plumber’s son who amassed a fortune in land, cattle and oil and gas holdings while winning and losing big races at the highest levels of state politics during the Louisiana Democratic Party’s heyday, died Saturd…
The fate of this fall’s congressional elections was pretty much set when the U.S. Supreme Court told U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick to stand down, Louisiana would use the Legislature’s status quo maps.
While continuing to call himself pro-life, Democratic Senate candidate Luke Mixon is now calling on Congress to legalize abortions in all 50 states.
U.S. Sen. John N. Kennedy has begun airing re-election ads online that play to his reputation among conservatives as a guy who provides plain talk to the Washington swamp.
Louisiana's two U.S. senators say the state's energy interests will suffer from the Inflation Reduction Act, a massive measure Democrats are angling to vote on in the next few days before adjourning for the summer.
Central Republican Sen. Bodi White, the chair of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, is in the hospital with COVID symptoms, according to a spokesperson for the GOP state legislators.
Louisiana veterans advocates are praising the legislation the U.S. Senate approved Tuesday that will expand care for veterans who suffer from illnesses because of exposure to toxins during their military service, with one advocate calling it "a hu…
Workers are placing signs that read, “Higher Fines,” on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge as part of a new crackdown on speeders, state Department of Transportation and Development officials said Tuesday.
Paula Zachary knows all too well that Louisiana's record-setting rate of highway fatalities is much more than dry statistics.
Calling it “a subsidy to Big Tech,” U.S. Sen. John N. Kennedy voted against a $290 billion bill that won bipartisan approval this past week to subsidize manufacturing by technology companies and boost spending on scientific research.
The state’s U.S. senators Friday said they voted with fellow Republicans to delay passage of health care for military personnel exposed to toxins while on duty because of certain language in the legislation that they say could lead to a portion of…
Once the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade late last month, ending a half-century of a right to an abortion, Louisiana’s long-dormant ban on the procedure took effect.
Though U.S. Magistrate Judge Dana M. Douglas, of New Orleans, wouldn’t tell the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday how she personally felt about the recent high court decision that returned access to abortions to individual states, she prom…
A $52 million project to revamp the exit at College Drive for westbound motorists is now set for completion in late summer of 2023, state officials said Tuesday.
Rural Tangipahoa Parish is a fairly small place, so of course pop star Britney Spears knew Gov. John Bel Edwards, which may be why she reached out to him in 2019 after she says she was forced into a mental health facility.
Worried that a U.S. Supreme Court that abolished federal guarantees to abortion would do the same for interracial and same-sex marriages, legislation now before the U.S. Senate considers repealing previous laws that defined marriage as between a w…
Twenty-five individuals have qualified to run this fall for nine seats on the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, but ongoing court fights could alter or postpone that election before any votes are cast.
Candidate qualifying last week officially kicked off the elections in which voters in 3,934 Louisiana precincts will decide which six people to send to the U.S. Congress for the next two years.
The men arrive early and sit at long tables with checkerboard patterns. The far-right network Newsmax plays on the big-screen TV on one wall. An American flag hangs on another.
All but one of Louisiana's six congressional incumbents are entering the Nov. 8 election season with a distinct advantage, as the qualifying period concluded Friday evening.
Two Tangipahoa Parish officials have pleaded guilty to violating federal election laws years after a sweeping FBI investigation into vote buying allegations in the parish.
State Treasurer John Schroder angrily criticized Attorney General Jeff Landry on Thursday for trying to use the State Bond Commission to withhold construction dollars as a way to scold New Orleans leadership for saying they wouldn’t enforce the st…
Louisiana highway fatalities shot up 17% last year, the biggest single-year increase since the state started keeping records in the 1960s, officials said Wednesday.
A $52 million project to revamp the exit at College Drive for westbound motorists in Baton Rouge should be done by January of 2023 barring weather delays, Louisiana's transportation chief said.
After months of town hall meetings followed by weeks of legislative sessions, a veto override, and legal challenges, candidates for Louisiana’s six seats in the U.S. House of Representatives will start Wednesday signing up to run in what basically…
About 10,000 trailers and other temporary shelters are still occupied by state residents uprooted by Hurricanes Ida and Laura, the director of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said Monday.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ position against abortion caused him to be uninvited as the guest of honor at the Walloon holiday in Belgium, according to the Brussel Times.
Louisiana began down what one legislator calls the “slippery slope” toward eliminating job-protecting tenure for college professors who mouth off in unapproved ways.
Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards asked New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy to come to Louisiana and campaign for whichever Democrat runs to replace him next year, according to the New Jersey Globe, a political news website.
Louisiana Supreme Court Justice John Weimer can run for re-election this fall after all, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
Lawyers for infamous nursing home magnate Bob Dean say they have reached a settlement with patients and family members who have sued over the bungled evacuation of more than 840 elderly and disabled residents to a warehouse for Hurricane Ida, cour…
Exactly one year ago, Trina Edwards was at Edwin Edwards’ bedside when her husband, the four-time former governor, then 93, took his last breath.
Louisiana legislators decided Tuesday not to return to Baton Rouge later this week to attempt to override Gov. John Bel Edwards' vetoes of 29 bills during the recent legislative session.
The second-ranking leader of the Louisiana House said Tuesday morning he will be a candidate for a post on the First Circuit Court of Appeals.
U.S. Sen. John N. Kennedy continues to crush his three Democratic challengers in fund-raising, the latest campaign finance reports show.
The three final sites for a new bridge across the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge have sparked concerns that they are too far south to lure truck drivers and other motorists headed east on Interstate 12.
Though Louisiana closed all three abortion clinics on Friday, the struggle continues in court over when the state’s near total ban on abortions — including pregnancies that result from rape or incest — will permanently be imposed.