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Ten Commandments law is Louisiana governor’s latest effort to move the state farther to the right

Jun. 21, 2024 00:36 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has long been reliably red. The Bayou State has voted for the Republican candidate in every presidential election since 2000, with residents overwhelmingly supporting Donald Trump during the past two, and the GOP has held a majority in the statehouse for years. ...

New Louisiana law requiring classrooms to display Ten Commandments churns old political conflicts

Jun. 20, 2024 21:07 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A bill signed into law this week makes Louisiana the only state to require that the Ten Commandments be displayed in every classroom in public schools and colleges — and stirs the long-running debate over the role of religion in government institutions. Under...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Jun. 20, 2024 14:36 PM EDT

The Advocate. June 16, 2024. Editorial: A changing of minds leads to justice We were gratified to learn last week that the Louisiana State Supreme Court had, in a surprising move, reversed a decision it had made earlier this year and declared the state’s “lookback...

New law requires all Louisiana public school classrooms to display the Ten Commandments

Jun. 20, 2024 05:02 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has become the first state to require that the Ten Commandments be displayed in every public school classroom, the latest move from a GOP-dominated Legislature pushing a conservative agenda under a new governor. The legislation that Republican Gov....

Louisiana becomes the first state to require that the Ten Commandments be displayed in public school classrooms

Jun. 19, 2024 13:56 PM EDT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana becomes the first state to require that the Ten Commandments be displayed in public school classrooms.

Today in History: June 19, Senate approves Civil Rights Act of 1964

Jun. 19, 2024 00:18 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 19, the 171st day of 2024. There are 195 days left in the year. This is Juneteenth. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 19, 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved by the U.S. Senate, 73-27, after...

Judge rules that federal agency can't enforce abortion rule in Louisiana and Mississippi

Jun. 17, 2024 21:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Monday granted the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, as well as employers in two Southern states, temporary relief from complying with a federal rule that would have required them to provide workers with time off and other workplace accommodations for...

Second suspect arrested in abduction of 2 Louisiana children and death of one of them

Jun. 14, 2024 18:51 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A second suspect was arrested Friday in connection with the abduction and death of a 4-year-old Louisiana girl who was found in Mississippi, Jackson Police Chief Joseph Wade said. Wade told WJTV-TV that the suspect, a 32-year-old woman, is an acquaintance of...

Trooper with checkered FBI past convicted of child rape in Alabama

Jun. 14, 2024 18:50 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former FBI agent was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl while serving as an Alabama state trooper — a law enforcement job he landed even after he was kicked out of the FBI amid earlier claims that he raped a co-worker at knifepoint. ...

Louisiana US Rep. Garret Graves won't seek reelection, citing a new congressional map

Jun. 14, 2024 18:48 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, a Republican representing Louisiana, said on Friday that he will not run for reelection after a new congressional map dismantled his district, transforming it into the state's second majority-Black district. Up until now, the...