Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press Reporter


Louisiana Lawmakers Hold Contentious Hearing on COVID-19

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards doesn't currently have plans to enact broad coronavirus vaccine mandates across Louisiana despite low immunization rates and...

Analysis: Cassidy at Odds with Delegation on Infrastructure

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana could see a huge infusion of federal cash to chisel away at its multibillion-dollar backlog of road and bridge...

Louisiana Schools Chief Outlines Priorities for Pandemic Aid

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana's top public schools leader released a $132 million plan on Wednesday for spending federal coronavirus aid, saying he hopes...

New Rules Govern Misconduct Claims at Louisiana’s Colleges

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana's top higher education board Tuesday enacted the rules governing how college campuses must respond to and report sexual misconduct...

Analysis: Schools Restart in Louisiana with COVID-19 Worries

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's unenviable place as the epicenter of the nation's latest coronavirus spike has replaced the excitement and hopefulness of...

No Idea When La. Coronavirus Cases Rise Might Ease

BATON ROUGE (AP) — As Louisiana faces a fourth wave of rapidly escalating coronavirus cases, a top executive for the four-hospital Willis-Knighton Health System...
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LSU Students Urged to Get Vaccinated, Must Wear Masks

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana State University students will have to wear masks in classrooms and at campus events this fall to help fight...

Louisiana Breaks Record for COVID-19 Hospitalizations

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's COVID-19 hospitalizations surged Tuesday to record levels, with 2,112 largely unvaccinated people in hospital beds struggling and hospital...

Louisiana Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate Amid COVID Surge

BATON ROUGE  (AP) — Louisiana on Monday reinstated a mask mandate in all indoor locations, including schools and colleges, as the state struggles with...

Analysis: La. Rental Aid Moves Slowly as Eviction Ban Ends

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana received hundreds of millions of dollars in federal cash to assist renters struggling with job losses and slashed paychecks...

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