Government

Gov. Edwards
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WWL Newsroom
December 05, 2019 - 8:14 pm
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards won't have an inaugural ball to celebrate the start of his second term in office. The disruption to tradition is caused by college football's national championship game. The Democratic governor will be sworn in for his second term, along with other statewide elected...
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OMV still effected by ransomware attack
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Thomas Perumean
December 03, 2019 - 10:14 am
Louisiana’s Office of Motor Vehicles is still operating at a limited capacity two weeks after a ransomware attack took all state computers offline to be scrubbed of the invasive malware. Division of Administration spokesperson Jacques Berry says they’ve managed to get 54 of the 79 OMV stations...
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Trump impeachment inquiry
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WWL Newsroom
December 01, 2019 - 11:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The “three amigos” used to stand for one thing in Washington — the pack of globe-trotting senators led by John McCain who brought American idealism to the world’s trouble spots. Now it refers to another trio, the Trump envoys who pushed Ukraine to pursue investigations of...
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Injured Hard Rock worker faces deportation
Thomas Perumean
Associated Press
November 25, 2019 - 6:26 am
(AP) — A construction worker hurt in the collapse of New Orleans hotel may be deported to his home country of Honduras. The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports Delmer Joel Ramirez Palma was arrested by immigration authorities days after the Oct. 12 collapse that killed three people and...
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2020 Census
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WWL Newsroom
November 23, 2019 - 11:50 am
With billions in federal aid and seats in Congress at stake, some states are dragging their feet in carrying out one of the Census Bureau's chief recommendations for making sure everyone is counted during the 2020 census . Five states — Louisiana, Nebraska, Florida, South Dakota and Texas — have...
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Thomas Perumean
November 19, 2019 - 6:45 am
The federal government is considering the empty North Shore Square mall, along with two other properties, to locate the National Finance Center. The NFC is the processing center for handling payroll for the U.S. Navy. Slidell Mayor Greg Cromer told the Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate he's known...
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Thomas Perumean
November 19, 2019 - 5:35 am
Webpages across the state went offline Monday after a ransomware attack was detected. Louisiana government servers were shut down. Governor Edwards activated the states emergency IT response unit which disconnected most webpages as state servers shut down for inspection and debugging. "To prevent...
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WWL Newsroom
November 17, 2019 - 9:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is ramping up its push to get a bill through Congress that curbs prescription drug costs, feeling a new urgency as the impeachment investigation advances amid the 2020 election campaign. The effort has progressed beyond anything seen in years, says President Donald...
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Don Ames
November 09, 2019 - 7:22 am
Early voting ahead of Louisiana's Nov. 16 runoff election is wrapping up Saturday. The governor's race tops the ballot, along with elections for secretary of state, legislative seats and a state Supreme Court justice. Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards is vying for a second term against Republican...
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November 08, 2019 - 6:36 am
(AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration has reached emergency agreements to keep Louisiana Medicaid services intact for 1.5 million people. The one-year deals still need final state and federal approvals to take effect in January. The emergency contracts will keep the five private companies...
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