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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California appeals court on Thursday upheld an order requiring Uber and Lyft to treat their California drivers as employees instead of independent contractors, less than two weeks before voters will be asked to exempt the ride-hailing giants from the state’s gig economy law. The decision...
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana will allow more high school football fans to attend games in outside stadiums, if they’re in parishes with low numbers of coronavirus cases in the last few weeks. Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Thursday that the stadiums will be allowed to have crowds at 50% capacity...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — From tribal lands in Arizona and New Mexico to storm-battered Louisiana, census workers who go door to door were unable to reach all the households they needed for a complete tally of the U.S. population, a count that ended abruptly last week after a Supreme Court...
CHICAGO – Louisiana would need $21.6 billion to pay all of its bills, including public employers’ pension benefits, according to a new ranking of the states’ fiscal health based on pre-pandemic data. Louisiana ranked 40th among the 50 states on fiscal health, according to the analysis by Truth in Accounting, which...
NEW ORLEANS – Actor Harry Shearer will deliver the commencement address to fall 2020 graduates during the University of New Orleans’ virtual ceremony on Dec. 12. The commencement, which will be broadcast live on YouTube, is one facet of a two-part celebration for graduates. The University will also host...
NEW ORLEANS – The Urban League of Louisiana’s Office of Workforce Development is hosting a Veterans Virtual Career and Resource Expo on Wednesday, Nov. 11 to connect military veteran job seekers to job openings in essential industries.  The virtual career fair will feature employers that represent an array of industries....
METAIRIE – Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical Center, is hosting a “Crush the Crisis” Opioid Take Back Day to raise awareness about opioid addiction and to anonymously collect unused and expired prescription medications for proper disposal. The Oct. 24 event aligns with the Drug Enforcement...
NEW ORLEANS —Happy Raptor Distilling LLC has announced the release of its new 504Bananas Foster rum. Inspired by the iconic New Orleans dessert, 504Bananas Foster is handcrafted in the Crescent City at the distillery’s Central City location. Created from 100% Louisiana molasses, Happy Raptor’s newest rum features an infusion...
HARVEY, La. — Jefferson Parish Schools has announced the 87 community members – including students, parents, teachers and principals – who will form the 2020-21 Superintendent’s Councils. “Congratulations to all of the members selected for this year’s Superintendent’s Councils. These Councils are important because they help inform our decisions, especially...
LONDON (AP) — The U.S. antitrust crackdown on Google might seem like deja vu for European Union regulators. By U.S. standards, the Justice Department’s move to sue Google this week for abusing its dominance in online search and advertising was a bold move. But it treads on ground already broken...