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Louisiana is scheduled to enter Phase 2 of coronavirus reopening as early as next week. But even if that happens, there’s no guarantee that New Orleans will as well.

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About 50 people gathered at Claiborne and Esplanade avenues in New Orleans late Friday morning to protest the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and police violence toward black people around the country.

As of noon, the protest was growing and ongoing.

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The letter arrived in December, nearly two years into a new program aimed at tackling the high rate of women in Louisiana who die from pregnancy.

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Any day now, you could be getting a call from a contact tracer with the Louisiana Department of Health. These are the people hired to track the transmission of the coronavirus when a new case pops up.

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Before the coronavirus, people would line the block waiting to get a table at Willie Mae’s Scotch House, a Treme neighborhood restaurant that serves world-famous fried chicken. Now the block sits quiet — the dining room closed indefinitely and line-forming a dangerous act.

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A new study says Louisiana’s coast cannot be saved.

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Health experts and workers’ rights advocates say they’re not surprised by recent coronavirus outbreaks in the crawfish industry and warn the virus will continue to spread unless the industry makes changes to better protect workers.

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its annual Atlantic hurricane forecast today, predicting an above-average season for the fifth year in a row. 

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The number of COVID-19 cases reported over 24 hours in Louisiana spiked again on Thursday and, once again, this is not cause for alarm.

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If you’re pregnant and in prison in Louisiana, you could still find yourself in solitary confinement. A new bill before the legislature would end the practice in all but the most extreme circumstances.

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