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Politics Jul 14WATCH: Pence says school reopening is ‘right thing to do’ amid virus surge
Appearing at Louisiana State University, the Republican vice president described the nation as “in a much better position today to deal with the pandemic” even as virus cases surge across much of the country.
Health Jun 16Louisiana widening access to medical marijuana under new law
More Louisiana residents will have access to medical marijuana under a significant expansion of the state's therapeutic cannabis program that Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed into law.
Health Apr 14WATCH: Louisiana governor holds briefing after again delaying primary election
Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday again delayed Louisiana's presidential primary because of the coronavirus — this time to July 11 — as the state's chief elections officer asked lawmakers to expand mail-in balloting and early voting.
Politics Nov 17Democrat Edwards wins reelection in conservative Louisiana
Deep in the heart of the conservative South, Louisiana’s voters reelected Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards to a second term, shocking Republicans who had hoped to reclaim the seat on the strength of President Donald Trump’s popularity.
Politics Nov 16Live Results: Louisiana Governor Election
BATON ROUGE, La. — In a race that has become a nail-biter, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards battled Saturday to defy the partisan odds in the ruby red South and win reelection to a seat that President Donald Trump desperately…
Politics Nov 14WATCH: At rally, Trump says impeachment probe has been ‘very hard’ on family
Louisiana has the last of three Southern governor’s races this year, all targets of intense interest from the GOP and Trump.
Politics Nov 06Trump rallies in Louisiana in bid to unseat Democratic governor
With voting complete in Mississippi and Kentucky, President Donald Trump is turning attention to the last gubernatorial contest of the year. Watch live here at 7 p.m. ET.
Politics Oct 12Louisiana’s Democratic governor forced into runoff
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' quest for a second term as the Deep South's only Democratic governor will stretch over another month, as voters denied him an outright primary win Saturday and sent him to a runoff election.
Politics Oct 12Fierce battle over rare Democratic governorship in South
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards fought Saturday to hang on to a rare Democratic governorship in Deep South Trump territory against a national GOP offensive aimed at forcing him into a runoff.
Politics Oct 11WATCH: Trump talks impeachment at his campaign rally in Louisiana
Trump found a sympathetic audience in Louisiana, where an arena packed with his supporters roared at his profane denunciations of the proceedings hundreds of miles away in the nation's capital.