Bill to Ban Hate-Related Mardi Gras Throws Filed
New Orleans State Senator Troy Carter files a bill that will ban “hate-related” throws at Mardi Gras parades.
District Court Judge Jessie LeBlanc Resigns Following Racial Text Controversy
Two-term District Court Judge Jessie LeBlanc resigns in the wake of a scandal involving her use of racist slurs in text messages sent to a Sheriff’s Deputy she was allegedly having an affair with.
Louisiana Ranks 5th in Nation for Gun Death Rates
New data from the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control shows that Louisiana ranks fifth in the nation among states with the highest per capita gun death rates in 2018.
Seafood Supply Looks Good for Lenten Season
Ash Wednesday begins the Lenten season and seafood becomes a popular dish.
Domestic Abuse Victims Could Pay Court Cost For Failure to Appear
If a victim of domestic violence fails to show up at court in Louisiana during the filing of a restraining order for any reason, the judge could deem it frivolous and charge the victim court cost.
Governor Edwards Creates Task Force That Seeks To Cut Down On Carbon Emissions
Governor John Bel Edwards announces the creation of a “Climate Initiatives Task Force” that will work on ways to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to slow sea-level rise.
Tulane Study Finds Healthcare Scheduling Discrimination
A Tulane survey of primary care appointment wait times finds compared to white callers, minorities have three to seven day longer wait times to get a call back from medical facilities about setting up an appointment time.
Push for Additional Teacher Pay Resurfaces Ahead of Session
Despite a pay raise for teachers last year, the average salary for a Louisiana educator remains below the southern regional average.
WWE Dominates YouTube Searches in Louisiana
A recent study finds that professional wrestling is the most popular content on YouTube for Louisiana web surfers.
Study Shows Louisiana Losing College-educated People
A study shows a net 28,000 college-educated Louisianans migrated out of the state between 2007 and 2017, with a net 38,000 aged 25-54 leaving for greener pastures.
LA Republicans Back Trump’s Decision Not to Retaliate Against Iran
Louisiana’s Republican Congressional Delegation is supporting the President’s decision not to strike Iran after the country rocketed two US bases in Iraq following the assassination of an Iranian general.
President Announces No Military Retaliation for Iran Rocket Attack
President Trump announces the US will not retaliate militarily against Iran for last night’s rocket attack targeting two US bases in Iraq.