Health Experts Practice Patience in Dealing with COVID Test Results
If you’ve had significant exposure to a person with COVID-19 but still test negative should you go back to work before your 14-day quarantine ends? Health experts say no.
Edwards Urging State to Not Repeat Mistakes of Memorial Day
Governor Edwards says our current escalation in COVID cases began almost exactly two weeks after Memorial Day and he wants residents to avoid a repeat for the 4th of July.
Texas/Louisiana Border Shutdown RECOMMENDED by New Orleans Lawmaker
New Orleans Senator Troy Carter is suggesting Louisiana should put some regulations into place for travelers coming into the state from Texas and other hot spots following an uptick in COVID-19 cases.
Saharan Dust Cloud Set to Arrive in Louisiana on Wednesday
A cloud of Saharan dust is crossing the Atlantic and is set to arrive in Louisiana by Wednesday, bringing with it more COVID-19 concerns.
Early Voting for Louisiana’s Presidential Primary in Underway
Only registered Republicans can vote in the GOP primary and even though Joe Biden is expected to accept the nomination in August, registered Democrats can select between the 14 candidates up for the Democratic presidential nomination.
New Orleans Police Fire Tear Gas into Protest
New Orleans Police fired tear gas into George Floyd protestors last night after the crowd allegedly began planning to assault a line of officers.
Second Named Storm, Bertha, Forms Before Hurricane Season
The second named storm of 2020, Tropical Storm Bertha, formed today off the coast of the Carolinas prior to the official start of the 2020 hurricane season beginning June 1st.
House Committee Approves Bill to Halt PARISH Coastal Lawsuits
The House Natural Resources Committee has approved legislation that would terminate lawsuits filed by parishes that seek compensation from oil companies for contributing to coastal land loss.
Effective, Non-vaccine COVID Treatment May be Ready by Fall
Former south Louisiana Congressman and international pharma lobby head Billy Tauzin believes there will be an effective, non-vaccine treatment for COVID-19 as early as September.
Louisiana Wins $190 Million from Feds to Expand COVID Testing
Early on in the pandemic, it could be hard to get a test even if you thought you were exposed, but Congressman Garret Graves says once this funding is applied that will no longer be the case.
Lawmakers Paid Per Diem During Period When Capitol was Closed
The Capitol may have been closed for 49 days but Louisiana lawmakers were still paid their $161 dollar daily per diem throughout that period.
La. Tourism: From Breaking Records to Struggling to Survive
After a record breaking 53.2 million people visited Louisiana in 2019 the state is scrambling to save the tourism industry.