The storm is getting stronger, and heavy rainfall combined with an already-flooded river could overflow levees in New Orleans.
As coastal communities succumb to sea-level rise, managing population migration and decline has become a new focus in the state.
As Republican legislatures pass bills limiting reproductive rights, women are being forced to travel farther from home to obtain the care they need.
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.
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.
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.
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 petition to the Supreme Court to bar the law from taking effect brings the potential for the next major abortion ruling.
Tate plans to open an educational center in the New Orleans school she attended as one of only three black students in 1960.
Abused women are five times more likely to be killed if the perpetrator owns a firearm.
Several groups representing inmates at Angola claim the prison's poor living conditions violate the Eighth Amendment.
In many states, laws and ethics rules allow representatives to advance bills that would benefit their own financial interests.
In her reported tour through American communities being threatened by rising seas, Rush reminds us of the human faces of the crisis.
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.
The oil and gas industry says, “not it.”
The New Orleans economy, in large part thanks to record tourism, is outperforming that of many other areas.
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.