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Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Jan. 6, 2021 6:46 PM EST

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ Jan. 2 The Advocate on lessons learned in 2020 to bring into 2021: There are lots of ways to characterize 2020, many of them not suitable for a family newspaper. Here’s one description that is: It was a learning experience. The coronavirus pandemic’s...

Katelyn Smith watches after her one-year old son Ricky Trahan III, amidst the rubble of the family's destroyed home in Lake Charles, La., Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. They were hit by Hurricanes Laura and Delta. Her future in-laws are living in a tent on the property, while she, her child and her fiancé Ricky Trahan, Jr., are living in a loaned camper. A relatives home on the same property is now gutted and they are living in a camper as well. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

AP PHOTOS: Louisiana residents struggle months after storms

Dec. 30, 2020 11:35 AM EST

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Well after Hurricanes Laura and Delta ravaged southwest Louisiana, the state and its people are still far from recovered, with many living in tents and cooking their meals over open fires while they slowly work to rebuild their destroyed homes. Ricky and Cristin Trahan are among...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Dec. 30, 2020 10:20 AM EST

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ Dec. 29 The Advocate on individual actions in the fight against the coronavirus: As usual, there’s a lot of attention to the details of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ restrictions on particular businesses in the coming weeks. That is more than understandable,...

Emily and Taylor Pascale exchange their wedding vows outside the home of Taylor's parents, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in Grand Lake, La., which was heavily damaged from Hurricanes Laura and Delta. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Hurricanes, virus can't stop Louisiana couple's wedding

Dec. 29, 2020 12:23 PM EST

GRAND LAKE La. (AP) — Most couples might have wondered whether the forces of nature were against them after moving their wedding three times because of the pandemic and two hurricanes that hit almost the exact same spot within weeks of one another. But Emily Kitfield and Taylor Pascale were even more...

FILE - In this April 22, 2020, file photo, pallbearers, who were among only 10 allowed mourners, walk the casket for internment at the funeral for Larry Hammond, who died from the coronavirus, at Mount Olivet Cemetery in New Orleans. Hammond was Mardi Gras royalty, and would have had hundreds of people marching behind his casket in second-line parades. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Pandemic, hurricanes top Louisiana news for 2020

Dec. 28, 2020 6:54 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana, like the rest of the country, was hit hard in 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic. It also was pummeled by hurricane after hurricane and faced a variety of accusations of racial injustice. The year’s top stories: COVID-19 The new coronavirus infected more than one in 20...

Katelyn Smith stands with her one year old son Ricky Trahan, III, as she prepares to change his clothes, as their family lives in a camper and tents where their home was destroyed, in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta, in Lake Charles, La., Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

2 months after hurricanes, Louisiana residents still hurting

Dec. 24, 2020 10:13 AM EST

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — As southwest Louisiana recovers from the back-to-back hurricanes that hammered the region this year, signs of progress compete with lingering evidence of mass destruction. The fallen trees that carpeted neighborhoods have mostly been chopped up and hauled away, but the roofs they...

Flooding surrounds damaged homes Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in Cameron, La., after Hurricane Laura moved through the area Thursday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Lawmakers: Insurance disputes slow Louisiana storm recovery

Dec. 16, 2020 4:27 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Southwest Louisiana lawmakers Wednesday criticized the insurance industry's handling of claims from Hurricanes Laura and Delta, describing slow responses, low-balled damage estimates and drones used to assess destruction instead of people. “We’re almost four months ago...

Federal judge in Louisiana approves hurricane lawsuit plan

Dec. 14, 2020 10:41 AM EST

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A federal judge in western Louisiana has approved a plan on how to settle thousands of lawsuits expected to be filed against insurance companies over damage from a pair of hurricanes that hit the region six weeks apart. Insurance companies and the parties who sue them will have to...

Nicole Beard searches for belongings in the debris of what was the trailer home where she lived in Hackberry, La., in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Louisiana law sets deadline for hurricane insurance filings

Dec. 12, 2020 10:10 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says people who need to file proof of loss documents for insurance claims involving property damage from Hurricane Laura have until February to do so. Donelon's office says that state law requires giving property owners within a disaster...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Dec. 2, 2020 3:47 PM EST

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ Dec. 2 The Advocate on National Football League COVID-19 rule violations by the New Orleans Saints: It took weeks as New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and the New Orleans Saints organizations looked at the same coronavirus data and came to different conclusions...