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Mail-In Ballots, Distancing And COVID-19 Excuses: What You Need To Know To Vote In Louisiana In 2020

The coronavirus has injected uncertainty into so many aspects of our daily lives. Voting is no exception.

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Pelosi Prepares Democrats For Rare Possibility The House May Decide The Election

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is warning Democrats that they must win the majority, not just of the House of Representatives but a majority of each state delegation, in case the House is called upon to decide the election in January. If the outcome of the election is not clear by Jan. 6, the decision goes to the House . But the vote is not as straightforward as Democrats having the majority of seats overall. Each state would get a single vote, which would be determined by the party...

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Starsky Thibodeaux slots another pallet onto the forklift, signaling a thumbs-up for the driver to lift. Standing overhead on the green metal scaffolding, two men in black shirts and hats await to load and strap in six more moving can lights, sending them back to the warehouse floor. It’s pretty standard stuff for the Lafayette-based professional stage crew; only today, these lights aren’t destined for any big stage or audience to spotlight. Rather, Thibodeaux and his crew are on hand to help a fellow live event company, Deep South Productions of Lake Charles, safely relocate gear after its warehouse roof was shredded by Hurricane Laura a month ago.

Louisiana native Judge Amy Coney Barrett is poised to deliver a long-sought, solidified conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court that could set the court’s trajectory for decades.

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The coronavirus has injected uncertainty into so many aspects of our daily lives. Voting is no exception.

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Louisiana state lawmakers are headed back to the Capitol for the second special legislative session of the year. They’re giving themselves 30 days to address Hurricane Laura recovery, the state’s COVID-19 restrictions, and the nearly-empty Unemployment Trust Fund.

The news of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death hit Michelle Erenberg as if it were a death in her own family.

School administrators were optimistic that a quick pivot to online learning could rescue the start of the school year in Southwest Louisiana, where Hurricane Laura hit late last month. Now, the region’s largest district has announced that virtual learning will be optional, citing a lack of internet access.

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The Louisiana Legislature will convene its second special session of year at 6 p.m. Monday to address the state’s coronavirus restrictions, Hurricane Laura recovery efforts and the dwindling unemployment trust fund.

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This week a federal judge issued a ruling that would require Louisiana to expand access to mail-in ballots during this fall’s presidential election.  The ruling came from a lawsuit that pit voting rights advocates and Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards against Republican Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin.

People with family members in Louisiana nursing homes will soon be able to visit their loved ones for the first time since March.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards loosened Louisiana’s coronavirus restrictions Thursday to allow bars to serve alcohol until 11 p.m. — one hour later than the previous restrictions allowed.


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