NEW ORLEANS – The week brought an unnerving juxtaposition of business as usual and spikes in confirmed COVID-19 cases in Louisiana and nationwide. On Monday, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the state would be keeping its current restrictions in place amid a rise in cases. Later in the week,...
NEW ORLEANS – What would normally have been a quiet summer week for New Orleanians was anything but as the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests continue to dominate the news and affect daily life in the GNO region. Meanwhile, 80 miles to the north, Louisiana...
A wave crashes as a man stands on a jetty near Orleans Harbor in Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans, Sunday, June 7, 2020, as Tropical Storm Cristobal approaches the Louisiana Coast. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS – Tropical storm Cristobal traveled through Louisiana last weekend and brought mostly rain –...
Protesters take over the elevated Interstate 10 during a march in New Orleans, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, protesting the death of George Floyd, who died May 25 in Minneapolis after being restrained by police. In the background is the Superdome. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS – The economy in New...
NEW ORLEANS – It was a short and quiet news week. A lot of the action was in Baton Rouge, where the legislature is in the midst of a session. Republican lawmakers moved forward with plans to take $300 million for a small business assistance program from a pool of...
Healthcare workers at New Orleans East Hospital wave handkerchiefs and dance to a jazz serenade, as a tribute for their care of COVID-19 patients, by the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, outside the hospital in New Orleans, Friday, May 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS – The biggest story of...
Customer Gabi Bustillo gets a manicure through new plexiglass partitions at Luxurie Nail Spa in Harahan, La., Friday, May 15, 2020. Once a hot spot for coronavirus infections, Louisiana is officially easing up Friday on economically devastating business closures and public gathering restrictions that Gov. John Bel Edwards credits...