With 565 activated, La. National Guard assistance continues to grow, now at food banks

Louisiana Army National Guard Soldiers with the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team help package and distribute food to the local community at the Food Bank of Central Louisiana in Alexandria, La., March 24, 2020. Soldiers are assisting the food bank to ensure the supply of food for the needy is maintained and distributed during the increased demand due to the COVID-19 crisis. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Thea James) […]


New Orleans residents respond to the spread of the coronavirus

“We just finished Mardi Gras season with hundreds of thousands of people visiting our city,” said Tyler Townsend. “It’s like we were an open target for the coronavirus,” Townsend said, given the city’s many festivals and events that attract tourists from all over the world. […]

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Doctor explains use of RA, lupus drug to treat coronavirus

There are plans to work together with multiple advocacy groups supporting patients with rheumatic diseases such as lupus to ensure that our patients get the medications they need for their underlying disease while also working with those who are treating patients with the current COVID-19 infection. […]

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Truckers need help delivering essentials to Louisianans

As governments place restrictions on businesses and people, it is becoming more difficult for the truck driver who needs food, parking and restroom facilities along Louisiana’s highways. The trucking industry is thankful for the truck stop and rest area staff and leadership who remain open for its drivers. If you or your business has the ability to provide services to our drivers during this time, please email […]


Tangipahoa schools start meal plans today

The Tangipahoa Parish School district has designated 12 convenient school-based sites where families can pick up two meals per child per weekday. Every child will receive a bag lunch for that day and a packaged breakfast for the following day. […]

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A Louisiana girl with California wines

Dawna Jones, Ph.D., remembers having an amazing childhood in Opelousas with her parents, Randolph and Priscilla Darjean, and three siblings. But one distinct memory may have unintentionally guided the 43-year-old plant pathologist into the winemaking […]

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La. National Guard activates soldiers for medical, other support

The Louisiana National Guard, as directed by Governor John Bel Edwards, has activated more than 94 soldiers and airmen not to include full-time guardsmen, to assist with the COVID-19 response on March 17. The number of guardsmen activated and equipment utilized is anticipated to increase until the situation is stabilized. […]


Congress passes historic anti-lynching legislation

Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) called lynchings racially-motivated acts of violence and terror that represent a dark and despicable chapter of our nation’s history.

“They were acts against people who should have received justice but did not. With this bill, we can change that by explicitly criminalizing lynching under federal law,” noted Harris, who suspended her presidential campaign late last year.