Tropical Storm Barry Moves Toward Louisiana's Already-Flooded Coast
The storm is getting stronger, and heavy rainfall combined with an already-flooded river could overflow levees in New Orleans.
Confronting Climate Change, Louisiana Shifts Toward Retreat
As coastal communities succumb to sea-level rise, managing population migration and decline has become a new focus in the state.
What Happens When Regional Access to Abortion Is Cut Off?
As Republican legislatures pass bills limiting reproductive rights, women are being forced to travel farther from home to obtain the care they need.
Could Church Burnings in Louisiana Show a Connection Between Black Metal and White Supremacy?
The man accused of burning three black churches in Louisiana had an affinity for metal music, a cultural scene white supremacists have infiltrated in the past.
The Future of Abortion in America Is in Chief Justice John Roberts' Hands
After a surprising vote to stay a Louisiana law, the future of women's constitutional right to abortion appears to hang on the judgment of a single man.
The Supreme Court Just Blocked an Abortion-Restriction Law in Louisiana. What's the Science Behind the Law?
Studies show that, in most cases, laws requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital are not necessary for the health and safety of women getting abortions.
A Late-Night Supreme Court Ruling Has Saved Louisiana's Abortion Clinics—for Now
With just hours to spare, the Supreme Court stepped in Thursday to keep abortion clinics open in the state. But how long will the reprieve last?
A Louisiana Law Could Give the Supreme Court a Chance to Remake Abortion Law in America
A petition to the Supreme Court to bar the law from taking effect brings the potential for the next major abortion ruling.
As a Six-Year-Old, Leona Tate Helped Desegregate Schools. Now She Wants Others to Learn That History.
Tate plans to open an educational center in the New Orleans school she attended as one of only three black students in 1960.
How Louisiana Is Taking Guns Out of Abusers' Hands
Abused women are five times more likely to be killed if the perpetrator owns a firearm.
'Cruel and Unusual Punishment': The Questionable State of Medical Care at Louisiana State Penitentiary
Several groups representing inmates at Angola claim the prison's poor living conditions violate the Eighth Amendment.
The Malleable Conflicts of Interest in State Legislature Rules
In many states, laws and ethics rules allow representatives to advance bills that would benefit their own financial interests.
Elizabeth Rush's 'Rising' Is a Clarion Call on Climate
In her reported tour through American communities being threatened by rising seas, Rush reminds us of the human faces of the crisis.
Inside the Fight Over Pipelines in Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin
Anti-pipeline activists find themselves in league with the swamp's Cajun crawfishers as they work to thwart projects by the same company that built the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Who Should Pay to Restore the Louisiana Coastline?
The oil and gas industry says, “not it.”
Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina, Is New Orleans Undergoing a Revival?
The New Orleans economy, in large part thanks to record tourism, is outperforming that of many other areas.
Borrowing From the Future to Pay for Today's Expenses
Facing a giant budget deficit, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal plans to borrow $750 million against future income from a landmark legal settlement with cigarette makers.