Pregnant at 16

How the experiences of two women led them to opposite sides of the abortion fight.

#abortion, #audio-neutral-informative, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #black-people, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #louisiana, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #states-us, #supreme-court-us

How the Government Is Failing Americans Uprooted by Natural Disaster

Climate change is creating a growing class of displaced Americans, and the federal government is struggling to decide how to help them.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #federal-aid-us, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #gulf-coast-us, #housing-and-urban-development-department, #hurricane-laura-2020, #lake-charles-la, #louisiana

Heat Advisories and Warnings Are in Place for 100 Million Americans

Record temperatures are possible again on Wednesday as an unrelenting heat wave streches to more of the country.

#arkansas, #heat-and-heat-waves, #louisiana, #national-weather-service, #oklahoma, #southern-states-us, #texas, #weather

Louisiana Judge Allows Abortions to Become Legal Again

For the second time, a judge temporarily blocked the state’s trigger bans, which went into effect after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

#abortion, #decisions-and-verdicts, #law-and-legislation, #louisiana, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #suits-and-litigation-civil

A Self-Taught Artist Takes His Roadside Acropolis North

Outside the art establishment for decades, Charles Smith has sculpted his Black heroes in Aurora, Ill., and now in Hammond, La. At 81, he’s getting his first show in New York.

#art, #aurora-ill, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #kohler-john-michael-arts-center, #louisiana, #race-and-ethnicity, #sculpture, #smith-charles-1940, #white-columns-manhattan-ny

Supreme Court Revives Republican-Drawn Voting Map in Louisiana

A federal judge had ordered lawmakers to redraw the state’s six congressional districts to include two in which Black voters were in the majority.

#black-people, #democratic-party, #louisiana, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #voting-rights-act-1965

Louisiana Nursing Home Owner Faces Cruelty Charges in Deadly Hurricane Evacuation

Bob Glynn Dean Jr. faces Medicaid fraud and other criminal charges after sending more than 800 residents to a squalid warehouse in August 2021, when Hurricane Ida pummeled the state, the authorities said.

#baton-rouge-la, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #health-and-human-services-department, #hurricane-ida-2021, #louisiana, #nursing-homes

After Tense Debate, Louisiana Scraps Plan to Classify Abortion as Homicide

The legislation had divided abortion opponents, many of whom objected to the idea of prosecuting women who end a pregnancy.

#abortion, #law-and-legislation, #louisiana, #politics-and-government

Bill Classifying Abortion as Homicide Is Advanced by Louisiana Lawmakers

The proposal threatens to prosecute women who end a pregnancy, a possible new frontier in the abortion debate as the Supreme Court appears inclined to overturn Roe v. Wade.

#abortion, #edwards-john-bel-1966, #law-and-legislation, #louisiana, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #state-legislatures, #supreme-court-us

Democratic Dollars Flow Once Again to Likely Lost Causes

New fund-raising figures show emerging Democratic stars like Marcus Flowers in Georgia and Gary Chambers Jr. in Louisiana, with no clear path to victory.

#campaign-finance, #cawthorn-madison, #democratic-party, #georgia, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #kennedy-john-neely, #louisiana, #midterm-elections-2022, #north-carolina, #ojeda-richard-1970, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #warnock-raphael-g

Dangerous Storms Threaten the Deep South After Tornadoes Rip Through Texas

Some schools and state offices in Louisiana were closed ahead of the forecast.

#edwards-john-bel-1966, #floods, #louisiana, #mississippi, #mobile-homes-and-trailers, #severe-weather, #texas, #tornadoes, #weather, #wind

Texas and the Southeast Brace for Tornadoes and Heavy Rain

Severe weather, bringing several inches of rain and damaging winds, was expected to begin Monday afternoon in Texas and then move over Louisiana and Mississippi on Tuesday, forecasters said.

#alabama, #floods, #louisiana, #mississippi, #national-weather-service, #oklahoma, #rain, #tennessee, #texas, #tornadoes, #weather, #wind

A Bird Is Blamed as 10,000 Lose Power in New Orleans

Electricity was restored in the central business district after a three-hour interruption, Entergy New Orleans said.

#birds, #electric-light-and-power, #entergy-corporation, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts

As Infrastructure Money Flows, Mitch Landrieu Must Straddle Partisan Divide

Much of the funding is left up to state leaders, some of whom have already pushed back on the federal government’s goals. Mr. Landrieu will be key to resolving those differences.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #infrastructure-public-works, #infrastructure-investment-and-jobs-act-2021, #landrieu-mitch, #louisiana, #united-states-politics-and-government

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Law on Adopting Native American Children

The Indian Child Welfare Act calls for special solicitude for the sovereignty and heritage of tribes in adoption decisions.

#adoptions, #child-custody-and-support, #federal-state-relations-us, #indiana, #louisiana, #native-americans, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government

For Many Storm Victims, a Long Wait to Get Insurance Payments

As the impact of extreme weather intensifies, getting reimbursed by insurers becomes increasingly challenging.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #floods, #florida, #homeowners-insurance, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana

Rodent Infestation at Family Dollar Warehouse Leads to Hundreds of Closures

F.D.A. inspectors said that a fumigation of the West Memphis, Ark., distribution center last month revealed more than 1,100 dead rodents. A far-reaching recall has been issued for stores in six states.

#alabama, #arkansas, #family-dollar-stores-inc, #food-and-drug-administration, #food-contamination-and-poisoning, #louisiana, #mississippi, #missouri, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rodents, #salmonella-bacteria, #shopping-and-retail, #tennessee, #united-states, #west-memphis-ark

On the Cajun Coast, a Chef Grapples With Threats to a Seafood Tradition

From her New Orleans restaurant, Melissa Martin sees the environmental damage that could end the region’s rich culture of food and fishing.

#coast-erosion, #fish-farming, #fishing-commercial, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #mosquito-supper-club-new-orleans-la-restaurant, #restaurants, #seafood

What to Do if You’ve Lost Your Covid-19 Vaccination Card

It never quite fit in your wallet, so it’s no surprise you may have misplaced it by now.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #excelsior-pass-mobile-app, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #illinois, #louisiana, #mobile-applications, #nebraska, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #states-us, #walgreen-co, #walmart-stores-inc

E.P.A. Chief Vows to ‘Do Better’ to Protect Poor Communities From Environmental Harm

The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday will announce stepped-up enforcement and monitoring to help disadvantaged communities struggling with polluted air and water.

#air-pollution, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #houston-tex, #jackson-miss, #louisiana, #pollution, #regan-michael-s-1976, #water-pollution

Why Trump and DeSantis Are Talking About Australia

For conservatives, the country has become a symbol of coronavirus “tyranny.”

#australia, #carlson-tucker, #desantis-ron, #fox-news-channel, #louisiana, #marijuana, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

With a Pardon, Homer Plessy’s Record Is Clear, but a Painful Legacy Endures

He boarded a whites-only train with the hope of undoing racist laws. Instead, his arrest led to a Supreme Court decision that upheld the “separate but equal” doctrine used to justify segregation.

#alexander-avery-c, #amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #black-people, #discrimination, #edwards-john-bel-1966, #ferguson-john-howard, #louisiana, #plessy-homer, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #supreme-court-us

Taylor Energy to Pay $43 Million for Longest-Running Oil Spill in U.S. History

Taylor Energy’s undersea wells have been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico since 2004, when they were damaged by Hurricane Ivan.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #gulf-of-mexico, #justice-department, #louisiana, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #oil-spills, #taylor-energy-co

Three Months After Hurricane Ida, Residents Are Still Waiting for FEMA Housing

As storms and fires become more severe, disaster housing policy has failed to keep up, leaving people displaced for months on end.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #enterprise-community-partners, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #homeland-security-department, #houma-la, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #lake-charles-la, #louisiana, #mobile-homes-and-trailers, #new-orleans-la

In Louisiana, Alligator Finds a Place at the Tailgate

Alligator, long a food source for Louisianians, has become more popular nationally. But its big moment comes at an annual football matchup in Baton Rouge.

#agriculture-and-farming, #alligators, #baton-rouge-la, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #fans-persons, #football-college, #louisiana, #louisiana-state-university, #restaurants, #wetlands

On Abortion and Covid-19, a Court Goes Rogue

The Supreme Court has empowered a lower court that is out of control.

#abortion, #appeals-courts-us, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #constitution-us, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #decisions-and-verdicts, #duncan-kyle-1972, #engelhardt-kurt-damian, #jones-edith-hollan, #louisiana, #mississippi, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #pitman-robert-lee, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #roberts-john-g-jr, #sotomayor-sonia, #states-us, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Biden Names Mitch Landrieu to Oversee Infrastructure Spending

Mr. Landrieu, a former mayor of New Orleans, will supervise the distribution of funds from the bipartisan legislation that the president will sign into law on Monday.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #infrastructure-public-works, #landrieu-mitch, #louisiana, #united-states-politics-and-government

Homer Plessy’s Arrest in 1892 Led to a Landmark Ruling. Now He May Get Justice.

His legacy is tied to a Supreme Court decision that upheld the “separate but equal” doctrine, underpinning laws that segregated and disenfranchised African Americans for decades.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #black-people, #discrimination, #ferguson-john-howard, #louisiana, #plessy-homer, #segregation-and-desegregation

In Grand Isle, Devastated by Ida, Athletes Seek Normalcy by Running

Hurricane Ida knocked down much of Grand Isle, La., but the town’s cross-country team is determined to compete in the state championship meet.

#coaches-and-managers, #grand-isle-la, #hurricane-ida-2021, #louisiana, #running

Video Shows Louisiana Sheriff’s Deputy Slamming Black Woman to the Ground

The A.C.L.U. said that the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office had opened an investigation into the violent encounter. The woman was treated at a hospital, and no charges were filed against her.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #black-people, #cameras, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #jefferson-parish-la, #jefferson-parish-sheriffs-office, #lopinto-joseph-p-iii, #louisiana, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #racial-profiling, #shantel-arnold, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Louisiana State Police Did Not Discover Trooper Had Been Killed for Half a Day

Master Trooper Adam Gaubert of the Louisiana State Police was found dead in his car more than 12 hours after he was ambushed on Saturday, the authorities said.

#adam-gaubert, #attacks-on-police, #deaths-fatalities, #fugitives, #louisiana, #louisiana-state-police, #matthew-reese-mire, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

Attack on Teacher May Have Been Inspired by TikTok Challenge, Police Say

Larrianna Jackson, 18, a student at Covington High School in Louisiana, is a facing a felony battery charge after she repeatedly punched a teacher, the authorities say.

#abuse-of-the-disabled, #assaults, #covington-la, #education-k-12, #louisiana, #mobile-applications, #school-discipline-students, #social-media, #st-tammany-parish-la, #tiktok-bytedance, #vandalism, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Louisiana Inmates Who Were Promised a Chance at Parole May Be Released

Relief could be imminent for several of Louisiana’s longest-serving inmates, whose cases have drawn renewed attention generations after the state changed their parole eligibility requirements.

#black-people, #jefferson-parish-la, #louisiana, #louisiana-parole-project, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-orleans-la, #orleans-parish-la, #plea-bargaining, #probation-and-parole, #sex-crimes

In Louisiana, a Haunting Landscape

In a break from portraiture, Dawoud Bey photographed plantations on the west bank of the Mississippi River, drawing a line between past and present.

#art, #bey-dawoud, #black-people, #louisiana, #mississippi-river, #photography, #slavery-historical

Former Louisiana Trooper Faces Federal Civil Rights Charge

Body-camera footage shows the ex-trooper, Jacob Brown, repeatedly pummeling a Black man, Aaron Larry Bowman, with a flashlight during a traffic stop in 2019.

#black-people, #bowman-aaron-larry, #brown-jacob-louisiana-state-police-officer, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #louisiana, #louisiana-state-police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

Why Louisiana’s Electric Grid Failed in Hurricane Ida

Much of the state, including New Orleans, lost power for days because many of Entergy’s electrical poles and towers were not built to withstand a major hurricane, energy experts said.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #batteries, #disasters-and-emergencies, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #entergy-corporation, #global-warming, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #solar-energy, #weather, #wind

Flood Damage From Ida? Your Homeowner’s Policy Probably Won’t Cover That.

Most flood coverage is offered through a federal program, though some insurers offer extra insurance for sump pump failure.

#alabama, #content-type-service, #flood-insurance, #gulf-coast-us, #homeowners-insurance, #hurricane-ida-2021, #louisiana, #mississippi, #national-flood-insurance-program, #new-jersey, #new-york-state, #northeastern-states-us, #south-carolina, #tennessee

Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico: What We Know

The company leading the cleanup now says it isn’t responsible for the leak, highlighting the tangle of pipes, many of them abandoned, on the seafloor.

#bureau-of-ocean-energy-management-regulation-and-enforcement, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #gulf-of-mexico, #louisiana, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #oil-spills, #pipelines

Southern Republicans Cannot Be Trusted With Public Health

Some matters are too important to be entrusted to state governments anymore.

#abortion, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #global-warming, #governors-us, #gun-control, #hurricane-ida-2021, #lee-william-byron-1959, #louisiana, #mississippi, #new-orleans-la, #southern-states-us, #tennessee, #vaccination-and-immunization

On Grand Isle, a Fragile Spot Off Louisiana, Vast Damage

A tiny barrier island already endangered by sea level rise was pounded by Hurricane Ida. Most buildings were significantly damaged, many irreparably.

#grand-isle-la, #gulf-of-mexico, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana

On Grand Isle, a Fragile Spot Off Louisiana, Vast Destruction

A tiny barrier island already endangered by sea level rise was pounded by Hurricane Ida. Most buildings were significantly damaged, many irreparably.

#grand-isle-la, #gulf-of-mexico, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana

A Massive Levee System Saved New Orleans. Can Other Towns Be Helped?

A massive flood protection system built around New Orleans helped save it from flooding during Hurricane Ida. Surrounding communities, which weren’t so lucky, want their own system.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #federal-aid-us, #floods, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricane-katrina-2005, #levees-and-dams, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la

Biden to Tour Hurricane Ida Damage in New Orleans

The president has taken pains to show his commitment to the storm response even as his administration deals with the Afghanistan pullout and other critical issues.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george-w, #edwards-john-bel-1966, #hurricane-ida-2021, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la, #united-states-politics-and-government

Climate Change Is Winning the Battle Over Our Coastlines

As the climate changes, rising and warming seas will bring more supercharged storms.

#beaches, #coast-erosion, #coastal-areas, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #infrastructure-public-works, #louisiana, #united-states, #wetlands

Lack of Power Hinders Assessment of Toxic Pollution Caused by Ida

More than 100 industrial sites that handle large amounts of hazardous substances are in and around parishes still without power.

#chemicals, #disasters-and-emergencies, #environmental-protection-agency, #factories-and-manufacturing, #global-warming, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #hurricane-ida-2021, #louisiana, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #phillips-66, #power-failures-and-blackouts

Louisiana Residents Who Fled Before Ida Are Urged to Stay Away Indefinitely

New Orleans, which is introducing a curfew, remains without electricity. Hundreds of thousands have no water.

#cantrell-latoya, #edwards-john-bel-1966, #entergy-corporation, #hurricane-ida-2021, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts

A Louisiana Man Is Missing After an Alligator Attacked Him

A woman told deputies that she saw a large alligator attacking her husband outside their residence on Monday.

#alligators, #deaths-fatalities, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #st-tammany-parish-la

Hurricane Ida Offers a Glimpse of the Dystopia That’s Coming for All of Us

Louisiana is no longer an outlier. 

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #armstrong-louis, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coast-erosion, #global-warming, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricane-isaac-2012, #hurricane-katrina-2005, #hurricane-laura-2020, #infrastructure-public-works, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la, #united-states-politics-and-government

In Louisiana, Rescue Workers Search for Those Stranded by Hurricane Ida

More than a million people, including most in New Orleans, were without electricity, but the city’s levees held.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #hurricane-ida-2021, #jean-lafitte-la, #jefferson-parish-la, #levees-and-dams, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #rescues

Scenes From Louisiana in Ida’s Wake

A day after the Category 4 storm struck the state, rescue operations were underway amid widespread power outages, flooding and wind damage.

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la