Michael Darnell, a New Orleans lawyer, interim judge and interim City Council member, Aug. 31 at age 72 of respiratory failure.
Gov. John Bel Edwards will lead state and business leaders Wednesday on an economic development trip to London, his office announced Tuesday — and, while he's there, he'll attend the Saints versus Vikings football game on Sunday.
Louisiana is in the middle of a property insurance crisis: As of this week, nine insurance companies that wrote homeowners policies in the state have gone belly-up since a series of hurricanes hit the state in 2020.
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The chairman of the powerful House Ways & Means Committee has entered a center to treat alcohol dependency, the lawmaker announced.
Candidates who wanted to turn out votes in Tangipahoa Parish have long turned to Louis Ruffino, a seasoned political operative who once served as mayor of the town of Roseland.
A new bridge across the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge would mostly benefit local motorists because they make up more than 80% of traffic on the Interstate 10 bridge today, consultants told a state panel Monday.
Ascension Parish Councilman Corey Orgeron took a taxpayer-funded trip to a county government conference in Colorado this summer while he owed parish government nearly $10,000 and has been missing council meetings at a high clip, parish expense and…
It wasn’t too long ago that Louisiana’s congressional delegation wielded much more power on the national stage than a state this size has a right to expect.
What do Steve Gleason, Tulane University, the chair of the Louisiana Democratic Party, and the former superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department have in common?
State Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley proposed Thursday that students in kindergarten, first, second, third and fourth grades who are not reading on grade level be required to undergo 30 hours of summer remediation or repeat the grade.
The federal and state trustees holding the purse strings for an unprecedented diversion project to help rebuild Louisiana's disappearing coast released a report Wednesday signaling they are likely to approve the plan that will cost as much as $2.26 billion.
Attorney General Jeff Landry has stepped into Donald Trump’s legal fight with the Biden administration over Trump’s handling of classified documents after leaving office.
In the first television advertisement for his long-shot bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, Luke Mixon, a self-described "pro-life" Democrat, promises to push to enshrine abortion rights in federal law.
Louisiana’s budget outlook is bright going into Gov. John Bel Edwards’ final full year in office, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne said Tuesday.
A state appellate court has agreed that the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board did not break a state law when it split three precincts in the nine-member election map the board narrowly approved in May.
The project would mimic the processes that created southern Louisiana in the first place, sending as much as 7 million tons of sediment into Barataria Basin each year
A key legislative committee Friday approved a $95 million payment to families and businesses in Tangipahoa Parish that suffered flood damages in 1983 caused by the construction of Interstate 12.
An effort to return Capitol High School, which has spent 14 years in state control, back to local control took an important step forward Thursday as the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board voted unanimously in favor of the return, subject to the …
After a two-month delay, the State Bond Commission on Thursday gave the go-ahead for a $39 million New Orleans drainage project that got entangled in abortion politics.
Teachers for Louisiana’s youngest learners are plagued by low pay, high turnover and rising rates of depression, officials said Wednesday.
Louisiana Citizens Insurance Corp., the state’s insurer of last resort, wants to raise its already-high prices by more than half, following a dramatic increase in demand for coverage after eight private insurers collapsed and nearly a dozen others exited the state.
WASHINGTON — Upending the political debate, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced a nationwide abortion ban Tuesday, sending shockwaves through both parties and igniting fresh debate on a fraught issue weeks before the midterm elections that will determine control of Congress.
Despite huge budget and political hurdles, a key House committee Tuesday began to study the possibility of eliminating Louisiana's individual and corporate income taxes.
Students with disabilities are being denied key services because of a troubled data system at the state Department of Education, special education leaders said.
Fewer Louisiana residents have access to high-speed internet than almost anywhere else in the nation — largely because of politics.
State Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley's two-year tenure has been marked by unprecedented upheaval in the classroom, pitched battles with the board that hired him and a penchant for wading into controversy.
Nationally, the number of women registering to vote in the Nov. 8 congressional midterm elections has shot up like a rocket — energized, experts say, by the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent abortion decision.
The Times-Picayune Power Poll asked 712 influencers about removing New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell from office, the U.S. Senate race in Louisiana and the Saints' prospects in 2022. Here's what they said.
The former New Orleans mayor spawned a political dynasty and served in all three branches of government, at all three levels.
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry appears to be using his annual alligator hunt, his biggest annual political fundraising event, to launch a long-expected bid for governor, passing out “Team Landry Governor” garb to attendees.
The Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners voted unanimously Thursday to immediately terminate the agency's executive secretary after she was arrested on gun and drug charges earlier in the week.
Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday after 70 years on the throne. She was 96.
An animated horror comedy featuring Danny DeVito as the voice of Satan is "clearly evil," says a Republican congressman from Louisiana whose Facebook post denouncing "Little Demon" had reached millions of people by Tuesday morning.
President Joe Biden tapped a Baton Rouge native to become ambassador to the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, the White House announced Wednesday.
Despite calls to clean house at the beleaguered state agency in charge of looking after vulnerable children, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday that he supports the efforts being made by the head of the Department of Children and Family Services to address a series of missteps that include the deaths of some children.
The head of the state agency that regulates private security companies was arrested on drug and weapons charges, and the board that oversees it will meet Thursday and consider whether to fire her.
A funeral service for former Mayor Moon Landrieu, who died Monday at the age of 92, will be held Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Most Holy Name of Jesus Church, 6367 St. Charles Ave., followed by a Mass at 1 p.m.
Nikiesha Thomas was on her way to work one day when she told her sister that she was thinking about getting involved with domestic violence prevention.
Revenue from Louisiana's gasoline tax is insufficient to meet the state's road and bridge needs, Legislative Auditor Michael Waguespack said in a report issued Tuesday.
ATLANTA (AP) — Two months after the 2020 presidential election, a team of computer experts traveled to south Georgia to copy software and data from voting equipment in an apparent breach of a county election system. They were greeted outside by the head of the local Republican Party, who was involved in efforts by then-President Donald Trump to overturn his election loss.
Rapidly growing Zachary will have a new mayor this winter, and each of the three candidates for that post say relieving the city's traffic problems will be a priority in a new administration.