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local business

LABI head: State needs streamlined sales tax collection

The head of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry spoke Monday of his support for four constitutional ...

covid-19

Health care workers sue La. hospitals over vaccine mandate

By William Patrick The Center Square More than 80 health care workers are suing two Louisiana hospital chains ...

autism awareness

Ruth Sullivan, pioneer in the study of autism, dies at 97

Ruth Christ Sullivan died peacefully this week at age 97. A pioneer in the study of autism, Sullivan’s ...

covid-19

Pfizer booster shots now available to adults at increased risk

Effective immediately, booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are available to adults at increased risk, following new ...

i-10 bridge

I-10 bridge task force chair: Wednesday crash highlights need for new bridge

The chairman of the Interstate 10-Calcasieu River Bridge Task Force said Wednesday’s accident on the aging bridge that ...

State News

Coroner identifies man killed by alligator

St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston has positively identified the remains found in an alligator’s stomach as Timothy ...

hurricane laura

Governor optimistic about federal hurricane aid for SW La.

Speaking from Washington, D.C., Thursday, Gov. John Bel Edwards expressed optimism that Louisiana will see a sizable share ...

Traffic update

Eastbound lane of I-10 bridge remains closed after fiery crash

Traffic conditions across Southwest Louisiana remained chaotic for most of the day Thursday due to a temporary Interstate ...

Economic development

$21M rice mill should be complete by next harvest

JENNINGS  —  Construction is set to begin later this fall on a new $21 million rice mill at ...

covid-19

State confirms seventh pediatric death from COVID-19 in fourth surge

The Louisiana Department of Health has confirmed another death of a child during the fourth surge of COVID-19 ...

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