State News

Chris Miller
WWL Newsroom
June 20, 2020 - 7:50 am
Early voting begins Saturday for the presidential primary election. The voting experience will look a little different with an ongoing global pandemic. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin encourages voters to practice social distancing while at the polls, adding the state will be offering extra spread...
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WWL Newsroom
June 19, 2020 - 6:30 pm
The LSU Board of Supervisors unanimously approves a resolution to renamed Troy Middleton Library due to the namesake’s vocal support for segregation.
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Chris Miller
June 19, 2020 - 6:27 pm
The Louisiana Department of Health says an jump in positive test results of coronavirus appears linked to multiple bars in Baton Rouge's Tigerland. The department says it has received at least 100 reports of customers and staff testing positive for COVID-19
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Chris Miller
June 19, 2020 - 10:57 am
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is going to spend Father's Day weekend deep in the COVID-19 numbers with the Department of Health, to see if the state will be moving to phase three at the end of next week.
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State Capitol
WWL Newsroom
June 19, 2020 - 9:03 am
The State House unanimously approves a proposal to send a $250 check to front line workers who were required to work during the first few weeks of the pandemic.
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One-time $250 payment to front line worker clears House
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Thomas Perumean
June 18, 2020 - 7:22 pm
One-time $250 payment to front line worker clears House
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State Capitol
WWL Newsroom
June 18, 2020 - 4:50 pm
A House committee approves a proposal to create a Police Training, Screening, and De-escalation Task Force. The panel will study police department policies and make recommendations on how they can be improved.
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John Bel Edwards
Chris Miller
June 18, 2020 - 3:12 pm
The Louisiana Department of Health today did not release new daily numbers on the coronavirus pandemic, but Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said the numbers leading up to today have been going in the wrong direction.
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WWL Newsroom
June 18, 2020 - 9:20 am
Live music will be allowed in state bars, clubs, and restaurants for the first time since mid-March when pandemic closures began.
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WWL Newsroom
June 18, 2020 - 6:18 am
A measure that would provide the gaming industry with an $83 million tax break over the next five years is awaiting debate on the Senate floor after a Senate Committee approved the bill. Lake Charles Senator Ronnie Johns says his proposal is to help an industry that’s been hit hard by the COVID-19...
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