44,000 Louisianans to Get Unclaimed Property Checks
The State Treasurer is shipping out four million dollars’ worth of unclaimed property checks to Louisianans this week.
Colorado State University Researchers Predict Active 2020 Hurricane Season
If life wasn’t already difficult enough, Colorado State University Hurricane researchers predict an active 2020 hurricane season.
Louisiana Sees First Healthcare Worker Death from COVID-19
A nurse at New Orleans East Hospital becomes the state’s first healthcare worker to die after testing positive for COVID-19.
Outlook for Oil Industry in Louisiana is Bleak
Oil is trading in the low twenties and President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Gifford Briggs says the situation is dire.
Small Businesses Encouraged to File for Payroll Protection Act
Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves is encouraging small businesses to get a jump on filling out applications for the Payroll Protection Act.
Gig Economy Workers to See Unemployment Benefits
The Louisiana Workforce Commission has given the green light to eligibility for gig economy workers such as Uber and Lyft drivers to apply for unemployment assistance.
Governor Edwards Calls for Healthcare Volunteers
The Governor is asking healthcare students and recent grads along with retired nurses and doctors to volunteer for the fight against coronavirus, and fast-tracking new licenses to get them into the field.
Expert: Herd Immunity Key to Eventually Ending COVID-19
Our Lady of the Lake infectious disease specialist Catherine O’Neal says since a vaccine could be over a year away, our best hope to stop coronavirus is for state residents to slowly build up “herd immunity”.
Bayou Teche Brewing Begins Production of Hand Sanitizer
A shortage of hand sanitizers has some craft beer breweries and distilleries churning out the disinfectant.
Governor Edwards Forms Coronavirus Task Force
Federal and state officials are ramping up preparation efforts for a possible coronavirus outbreak in Louisiana.