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State launches $463 million project to elevate La. 1

Jun. 25, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

GOLDEN MEADOW, La. (AP) — State leaders have broken ground for a $463 million project that will elevate 8.3 miles of La. 1, one of the state's hurricane evacuation routes. The groundbreaking held Friday is for work that will be done between Golden Meadow and Leeville, The Advocate...

Pick your own berries, flowers on farms in SW Louisiana

Jun. 25, 2022 01:15 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — There are rows upon rows of sunflowers and zinnias at Petite Anse Farm in New Iberia, but they’re not just meant to be seen. The hardy flowers suited to the heat of south Louisiana summers are there to be picked. Farm owners and operators Andrew “Andy”...

Black Power Afro pick sculpture part of traveling exhibit

Jun. 25, 2022 01:06 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The gigantic steel sculpture of an Afro hair pick that appeared on St. Charles Avenue in the CBD last weekend is everything a public artwork ought to be. At 28 feet tall, the sculpture — decorated with a peace sign and topped by a clenched Black Power fist —...

How US states have banned, limited or protected abortion

Jun. 24, 2022 21:33 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards tests positive for COVID-19

Jun. 24, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, according to a press release from his office. Edwards says that he does not currently have symptoms and will follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for...

Text from Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade

Jun. 24, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

The Associated Press is making available the full text of the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning the nationwide right to abortion: Justice Alito delivered the opinion of the Court. Abortion presents a profound moral issue on which Americans hold sharply conflicting...

Pelicans take G League's Dyson Daniels at No. 8 in NBA draft

Jun. 24, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Dyson Daniels believes he is ready to immediately contribute to the New Orleans Pelicans. He’s just 19 years old and has played in just 26 G League games since coming to the United States from his native Australia. But the Pelicans saw enough...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Jun. 23, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

The Advocate. June 19, 2022. Editorial: With a gusher of federal funds, it’s back to the future for free-spending legislators The secret of happiness has been found at the State Capitol. Spend an extra $3 billion. “Quite frankly I am...

Appeals court revives challenge to bump stock ban

Jun. 23, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A legal challenge to the Trump administration’s ban on bump stocks — devices attached to semiautomatic firearms so that a shooter can fire multiple rounds with a single trigger pull — was revived Thursday by a federal appeals court. A panel of the 5th U.S....

Settlement made in migrant workers' crawfish processing suit

Jun. 23, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Six migrant workers would share in a total of more than $21,000 in the proposed settlement of a lawsuit filed last year alleging that a Louisiana crawfish processing business underpaid them in violation of minimum wage laws. The proposed settlement was filed this...