Tag: Louisiana

Federal judge strikes down Biden administration’s Head Start vaccine, mask mandate

A federal judge in Louisiana on Wednesday struck down a mandate from the Biden administration that required staffers at Head Start child care facilities to be vaccinated and to wear masks. U.S. District Judge Terry A. Doughty issued a permanent injunction against federal agencies enforcing Head Start vaccine and masking requirements. In his ruling, Doughty […]

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In ‘Cancer Alley,’ Judge Blocks Huge Petrochemical Plant

Louisiana activists battling to block an enormous plastics plant in a corridor so dense with industrial refineries it is known as Cancer Alley won a legal victory this week when a judge canceled the company’s air permits. In a sharply worded opinion released Wednesday, Judge Trudy White of Louisiana’s 19th Judicial District in Baton Rouge […]

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Where the New Climate Law Means More Drilling, Not Less

HOUMA, La. — Justin Solet planted his foot on the edge of his camouflage green boat in Bayou Chauvin and pointed to a natural gas rig protruding from the waters ahead. A web of pipelines and rusted storage tanks jutted up from the marsh behind him as a shrimp boat floated past and markers for […]

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Woman May Be Forced to Give Birth to a Headless Baby Because of an Abortion Ban

Protesters march down Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, on May 25, 2019, to protest the proposed Heartbeat Bill that will ban abortion after 6 weeks in that state scheduled for a vote on May 28. (EMILY KASK/AFP via Getty Images) It was at her first ultrasound that Nancy Davis said […]

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Youth Justice Advocacy Group Fights To Keep Incarcerated Teens Out Of Louisiana’s Infamous Angola Prison

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Giles Clarke / Getty On August 8th, youth justice advocates held a press conference outside of the Angola State Penitentiary in Lousiana in protest of the decision to move juvenile inmates into the facility. Dubbed “the bloodiest prison in the South,” Angola, the largest maximum security prison in the U.S. is […]

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Pregnant at 16

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How the Government Is Failing Americans Uprooted by Natural Disaster

LAKE CHARLES, La. — Two summers ago, Hurricane Laura wrecked Betty Swope’s modest bungalow at the edge of Lake Charles, a city surrounded by oil refineries in southwest Louisiana. The Federal Emergency Management Agency helped at first, paying for Ms. Swope and her son Adrian to stay in hotels, then putting a trailer in their […]

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Supreme Court Refuses for Now to Restore Biden Plan on Immigration Enforcement

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday refused for now to restore immigration enforcement guidelines issued by the Biden administration that have been blocked by a federal judge in Texas who said they allowed the release of undocumented immigrants with criminal records. In a brief order, the court gave no reasons, which is typical when […]

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Jailed Children In Louisiana Moving To ‘Worst Of The Worst’ Prison For Adults

NewsOne Featured Video The entrance of Angola Prison in Louisiana in 2013.  | Source: Giles Clarke / Getty The plan to temporarily relocate a portion of jailed children in Louisiana to a notorious state prison that’s been described as “the worth of the worst” has been greeted with vehement opposition from child welfare advocates, but […]

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Heat Advisories and Warnings Are in Place for 100 Million Americans

About 100 million Americans from California to New England were sweating through heat advisories and warnings from the National Weather Service on Wednesday, with a brutal heat wave across the central part of the country showing no signs of letting up. Parts of the Southeast and the Southern Plains faced the most oppressive temperatures, with […]

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