APL workshop: Unemployment Compensation and Workers Rights (8/10)

Have you lost your job or had your income reduced due to COVID-19? Are you confused about your rights under the new federal COVID relief bill? Do you have questions about other workers’ rights issues like unpaid wage claims? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then join Southeast Louisiana Legal Services attorney […]

Survey Says: “Identity Theft,” AG warns against Social Media Quizzes

What is your super hero name? Which cartoon character is your doppelganger? Do you have above-average intelligence? Answering these questions online may sound like an entertaining way to pass time, but Attorney General Jeff Landry is warning social media surveys and quizzes could be problematic. “Online surveys and quizzes may seem harmless enough, but the […]

Cassidy, Republicans strike Infrastructure Agreement with Democrats, White House

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), one of the five lead Republican negotiators and a member of the bipartisan Group of 22 Senators, and the White House reached an agreement today to invest in American’s critical infrastructure needs. During negotiations Cassidy brought to the table, pushed for, and secured funding for resiliency and energy, which will […]

Department of Education reports strong LEAP participation

The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) today released the LEAP 2025 participation rates that show strong student involvement in state testing. The participation rates were 98.5% for students in grades 3-8 and 93.4% for high school students. “This is a testament to the unwavering resiliency of our students, teachers, administrators, and parents,” said State Superintendent […]

Make a difference: Become a Volunteer with CASA

As summer begins,  many children will enjoy  positive and lasting memories with their families. Unfortunately, there are many children in our community who may not have the same safe and nurturing experience.  Those children may find themselves in situations where they need trusting adults to make a difference in their lives and be their voice. Nearly half […]

West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Protection project set to break ground

Today, Gov. Edwards joined the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) along with federal, state, and local officials for a groundbreaking ceremony on the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Protection system. The project will provide 100-year hurricane and storm surge protection to 60,000 Louisianans in St. Charles, St. James, and St. John the Baptist parishes. […]

JBE/LDH recommend indoor mask wearing during COVID surge

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in Louisiana, and following the designation of Louisiana by the White House as a “state of concern” because of its rapid case growth and insufficient vaccination rate, Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Health issued updated guidance recommending that all people, both vaccinated and […]

Applications federal Disaster Assistance accepted until August 2

There is still time to apply for a grant from FEMA or a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). You have until Aug. 2 to apply for federal assistance. Your insurance may not have covered the cost of damage to your home after the May flooding. The five designated parishes for […]

Graves: Crisis at our Borders, now Crisis in our Communities

U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) is demanding answers from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency after what started as a crisis at our borders has now turned into a crisis in our communities. Dear Acting Director Johnson: I am extremely concerned about emerging reports of federal authorities dropping off immigrants at airports […]

Remembering Darryl “D-La” Lavigne

Any male of a certain age (early to mid-50s) who grew up in East Ascension Parish, playing on the baseball diamonds in the City of Gonzales when Prairieville was aptly named, you will never forget Darryl “D-La” Lavigne.  D-La passed away on Sunday, we hear it was a heart attack, after years of hard living […]