On Day 2, Biden Focuses On COVID-19 Strategy With 10 Executive Actions

Updated at 3:36 p.m. ET President Biden signed a series of orders and directives on his second day in office to take charge of stopping the spread of the coronavirus — steps that he and his advisers say will start to boost testing, vaccinations, supplies and treatments. Accelerating the sluggish federal response to COVID-19 is Biden's top priority, and he has promised 100 million vaccinations in his first 100 days . "While the vaccine provides so much hope, the rollout has been a dismal...

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Nearly 1 In 5 Defendants In Capitol Riot Cases Served In The Military

As a violent mob descended on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, lawmakers and aides hid wherever they could, waiting for the military and police to arrive. But many of those who stormed the Capitol were military veterans themselves, who had once sworn to protect the Constitution. In fact, an NPR analysis has found that nearly 1 in 5 people charged over their alleged involvement in the attack on the U.S. Capitol appear to have a military history. NPR compiled a list of individuals facing federal or...

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Louisiana’s oil and gas industry is balking at President Joe Biden’s efforts to curtail fossil fuel extraction.

Within his first two days in office, his administration has stopped construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline and put a pause on new oil and gas lease sales. Industry groups in Louisiana said that could devastate the state economy.

The Krewe of Red Beans will launch an initiative to get New Orleans’ elderly culture bearers vaccinated.

In New Orleans, springtime is typically the season of endless festivals. But as the pandemic drags on, organizers are tearing pages from their calendars and pushing events to the fall.

When Hurricane Zeta hit Louisiana’s coast in October, it destroyed what was left of Grand Isle’s west end beach. After hold-ups with federal partners, the state has spent $7.5 million over the past few months to repair it.

 


COVID-19 vaccines will be sent to 298 providers in all 64 of Louisiana’s parishes this week, the Louisiana Department of Health announced.

More Contagious Coronavirus Strain Found In Louisiana

Jan 16, 2021

A more contagious mutation of the coronavirus has been detected in the greater New Orleans area, the Louisiana Department of Health confirmed Saturday.

French Quarter Festival won't be kept down in 2021 — or at least it's determined to rise back up.

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Updated at 4:39 p.m. ET

The House of Representatives has impeached President Trump for the second time in 13 months — which makes him the only president to receive the rebuke twice.

Louisiana Is Staying In Modified Phase 2 A Little While Longer

Jan 12, 2021

Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a new proclamation that says the state will remain in Modified Phase 2 for 28 days.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a new proclamation that says the state will remain in Modified Phase 2 for 28 days.

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Professor Edward Shihadeh is a mathematical demographer who developed life-changing tools that are used by the LA Dept of Corrections to lower recidivism and prison over-population. Jan. 26 at 6pm.

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