Update Saturday, May 9. 5:00 a.m.: A representative of Sen. Kennedy is disputing The Hill's report. She said the senator made the statement in question about various bills for state and local funding, not stimulus checks.  The Hill later updated its story to say there had been a "misunderstanding about the question."  WWNO/WRKF has changed its headline and story to reflect that. 

Few states are facing a tougher economic climate than Louisiana, which has been devastated by both the coronavirus pandemic and a plummeting oil market.

French Quarter Festival and Satchmo SummerFest are both officially off this year because of the coronavirus, organizer French Quarter Festivals Inc. announced Thursday.

With the help of the state and UNITY of Greater New Orleans, the city on Thursday morning provided shelter in local hotels to 150 people experiencing homelessness.

From March 14 to May 2, more than 560,000 Louisiana residents applied for unemployment benefits.

That's about 12 percent of the total population of 4,645,184 people. But some estimates suggest nearly a quarter of the state is now jobless.

The House and Governmental Affairs Committee advanced a measure Wednesday that would undercut the statewide stay-at-home order Gov. John Bel Edwards put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Promising treatments for COVID-19 are worryingly scarce.

Steven is an addict. He has been off of drugs for six years now, and says he maintains his sobriety by regularly attending a Narcotics Anonymous support group.

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The state is directing $10.4 million in federally-funded block grants to the City of New Orleans, sending money back to affordable housing projects that were in jeopardy because of COVID-19, it announced Tuesday.

The latest report from the Louisiana Department of Health indicates 20,316 people are presumed recovered from COVID-19 in Lousiana — 3,013 more since the April 27 update.

The number of COVID-19 cases reported in Louisiana jumped up by 710 — or 2.54 percent — on Friday, according to the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH).

That's the biggest in crease in number in 20 days and the biggest percent increase in two weeks, but it's just a matter of reporting.