Now that we’re a few weeks removed from 2020, it’s a good time to reflect on such a momentous year. We can think about developments in the social and political spheres, but we also learned – or perhaps re-learned – some valuable lessons about investing.
Louisiana has surpassed 1 million administered doses of COVID-19 vaccines, according to the latest figures from the Louisiana Department of Health.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Each day at West Livingston High started the same way — with a prayer.
(The Center Square) – Leaders of the Louisiana Legislature released a letter to Louisiana taxpayers Friday announcing they will push to “fundamentally change our tax structure.”
Capitol Police leadership had plenty of intelligence warning that armed extremists were planning to target the Capitol over President Donald Trump’s election loss, according to new testimony Thursday. But their rank-and-file officers were still left exposed against armed rioters who came wit…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers pressed the acting U.S. Capitol Police chief Thursday to explain why the force wasn’t prepared to fend off a violent mob of insurrectionists even though officials had compiled specific, compelling intelligence that extremists were likely to attack Congress and try…
After four years of railing against “deep state” actors who, he said, tried to undermine his presidency, Donald Trump relented to U.S. intelligence leaders in his final days in office, allowing them to block the release of critical material in the Russia investigation, according to a former …
(The Center Square) – State and local governments could have more leeway in reporting the components of their balance sheets, based on a proposal under review. Critics, however, say, it could to lead to a less-than-accurate depiction of an entity’s financial situation.
Louisiana confirmed over 1,000 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday's two-day reporting period as the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations fell again, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.
MISSION, Kan. (AP) — When COVID-19 patients inundated St. Louis hospitals, respiratory therapists arriving for yet another grueling shift with a dwindling supply of ventilators would often glance at their assignments and cry, heading into the locker room to collect themselves.
(The Center Square) – The Democrats’ $1.9 trillion emergency relief bill – which is up for a vote Friday – includes a slew of bailout money for state governments unrelated to the pandemic, opponents say.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The increasingly slim odds — and surprisingly thin outreach from the White House — for Neera Tanden’s nomination as head of the Office of Management and Budget are raising growing questions about how long the president will stick with her, in an early test of how he will us…
(The Center Square) – With plans to include a $15 minimum wage in President Joe Biden administration’s COVID-19 recovery proposal quashed by rules procedures, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, has introduced his own wage hike.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s law forcing Google and Facebook to pay for news is ready to take effect, though the laws’ architect said it will take time for the digital giants to strike media deals.
(The Center Square) – Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is proposing a $36 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 that increases spending by $186 million, with much of the increase going to education.
Louisiana confirmed under 700 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday as the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations fell to nearly 650 statewide, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.
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(The Center Square) – The Louisiana State Bond Commission approved up to $300 million in borrowing Thursday for construction projects.
(The Center Square) – Retail sales in the U.S. could rise between 6.5% and 8.2% to more than $4.3 trillion this year as more people get the COVID-19 vaccine and the economy reopens, according to the National Retail Federation.
Officials are reporting one additional death related to the winter storm event that swept over Louisiana last week, bringing the statewide total to six.
A portion of Interstate 12 will be closed nightly over the next two weeks for road work, according to the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD).
Louisiana confirmed under 650 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday as the number of administered COVID-19 vaccine doses exceeded 925,000, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.
(The Center Square) – Louisiana ranks high among states with the lowest rates for real estate property taxes in a new WalletHub report.
U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Tina Smith (D-MN) and Roger Marshall (R-KS) today introduced the Ensuring Innovation Act, which will help lower prescription drug prices. The legislation will provide clarity for drug exclusivity to prevent awarding market exclusivity to products that…
The Louisiana Assessor's Association recently named Livingston Parish Assessor Jeff Taylor as the "State Assessor of the Year." The aware recognizes one assessor each year for outstanding service to the profession and the greater community.
The Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division brought an extensive criminal case to conclusion this week, resulting in five arrests.
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DENHAM SPRINGS -- A group of volunteers rescued dozens of birds from the frigid temperatures that gripped the state last week, preventing what would’ve been a “heartbreaking” scenario for Purple Martin lovers.
(The Center Square) – A Louisiana legislative subcommittee has endorsed a proposal to make it easier to win lawsuits against law enforcement officers who injure or kill civilians.
Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) today introduced the Linemen Legacy Act to revise the Department of Homeland Security’s definition of “emergency response providers” to include utility line technicians.
Louisiana confirmed under 550 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday as the number of recoveries surpassed 400,000 statewide, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.
A Holden man pleaded guilty to negligent homicide and multiple other charges connected to a fatal wreck last May that claimed the life of a Louisiana State Police trooper from Livingston Parish, according to District Attorney Scott Perrilloux.
(The Center Square) – In hopes of bringing high-speed wireless internet to unserved areas, a Louisiana legislative task force agreed Tuesday to recommend auctioning off much of a spectrum previously reserved for public safety.
(The Center Square) – Lack of staff and information is keeping Louisiana State Police from investigating most of the fraud claims the Department of Insurance refers, a member of LSP’s insurance fraud and auto theft unit told a legislative task force Tuesday.
The City of Walker is partnering with LifeShare Blood Center, a community blood bank that operates in multiple states, to host a blood drive on Thursday, Feb. 25, according to an announcement.
An alleged drug deal took a fatal turn in Holden last month, leading to gunfire and the death of Gonzales man, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Louisiana confirmed under 750 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday as hospitalizations dropped closer to 700 statewide, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.
(The Center Square) – Louisiana’s economy will return to pre-COVID-19 levels late next year at the earliest based on the current pace of recovery, according to a new forecast.
If you have a child or other family member who has special needs due to physical or mental conditions, you face a variety of challenges planning for their care, including financial ones. You may also have some well-meaning relatives who want to help, but who may not realize that their moves …
A Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office helicopter that was carrying multiple deputies experienced a malfunction upon takeoff, according to Sheriff Jason Ard.
Louisiana confirmed under 450 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday as hospitalizations fell below 750 statewide, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.
Officials are reporting two additional deaths related to the winter storm event that hit Louisiana last week, bringing the statewide total to five.
Hayley Arceneaux has traveled to 25 states, 21 countries, and five continents, but her next big trip will top them all — literally.
A man was killed while sitting on the roadway of a major Denham Springs highway over the weekend, according to Louisiana State Police.