Louisiana Expands Vaccine Eligibility

Residents between ages 65-69, other select groups now added to ongoing vaccinations Louisiana will begin vaccinating people between the ages of 65 and 69 against COVID-19 on Monday, February 8, expanding eligibility to more than 275,000 additional Louisianans, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Thursday, Feb. 4.  The availability of more...

State Tourism Office Unveils Civil Rights Trail

The Louisiana Office of Tourism recently announced the launch of the Louisiana Civil Rights Trail and LouisianaCivilRightsTrail.com. The Louisiana Civil Rights Trail brings together the events of the 1950s and 1960s that placed the state of Louisiana at the center of the national Civil Rights Movement and narrates the compelling stories and experiences of the people...

Limited Supply of COVID-19 Vaccine is Now Available to Select Groups in the Public Across Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Health is coordinating a COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort in Louisiana, resulting in vaccine availability at 100 sites, mostly pharmacies across the state. New Orleans East Hospital has received a limited supply as part of that effort, according to an announcement released by the hospital today (Monday,...

Gov. Edwards Provides Phase 3 Details

As promised, Gov. John Bel Edwards held a Friday afternoon press conference to provide details on what Phase 3 will look like when it starts at midnight Sept 12. The new executive order will continue through at least Oct. 9. Highlights include: Restaurants, churches, salons, spas, gyms and most other...

Louisiana Will Go to Phase 3

While New Orleans will remain in Phase 2 a little longer, Gov. John Bel Edwards is expected to provide details of the next phase of reopening for the state on Friday, Sept. 11. Calling it one of the hardest decisions he has had to make, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced...

ACLU of Louisiana Wants U.S. Rep. Higgins Censured

The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana wants the House of Representatives to censure U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins for comments threatening violence against protesters. As communities in and around Lafayette continued to protest against the killing of Trayford Pellerin by police, Higgins made Facebook post accompanied by a photo of armed Black men Rep....