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'What We Don’t Have Is Enough Nurses': Health Professionals Urge Caution As COVID-19 Cases Surge

Louisiana reported 2,229 new cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 19. Daily case numbers have begun to match those from July and August, when the state was experiencing its second outbreak, sparking concern from the medical and public health communities.

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Attorney General Jeff Landry announced today that the Cyber Crime Unit has made five more arrests throughout Louisiana.

Jared Wilkinson, 20 of Jackson, was arrested and charged with 50 counts of Pornography Involving Juveniles Under the Age of Thirteen (possession). The arrest was the result of a joint investigation with the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation, Louisiana State Police, East Feliciana Sheriff's Office, and Jackson Police Department. Wilkinson was booked into the East Feliciana Parish Jail.

Louisiana is moving back to Phase 2 of reopening as the state grapples with a third surge of coronavirus cases.

The future of New Orleans’ publicly-funded childcare program is now tied to a controversial tax proposal that slashes the library’s budget by 40 percent.

Louisiana reported 2,229 new cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 19. Daily case numbers have begun to match those from July and August, when the state was experiencing its second outbreak, sparking concern from the medical and public health communities.

Senses of Thankgiving

Nov 26, 2020
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K. Ouchley

Thank you, O Lord, in this bountiful season for the five senses to relish your world.

Thank you for the succulent smells of the fruits of the earth in the kitchens of our mothers and wives. Thank you for the odor of rich delta dirt on a warm, foggy winter morning. Thank you for the smell of wood smoke, especially that tinted with lightered pine. Thank you for the stew of odors distinct to our rivers and bayous-cypress needles, primal water, mud and decay, life and life to be.

You Have to Want Help

Nov 25, 2020
National Council on Aging / National Council on Aging

At least once a month someone says to me, they know someone who “needs my help.”

Well, every time I hear this story, I get some version of a brother, sister or friend who struggles with finances, suffering woes of their own making. Their problems can be traced back to over-spending, under-saving, speculation or some version of failing to face reality.

For more years than I like to put in print, I've been sharing my late mother-in-law Marjorie Stamberg's delicious Thanksgiving side dish recipe with NPR listeners. (And more recently, readers like you, though this tradition was two decades old by the time NPR.org was born.)

It's become a tradition, a taste delight, and yes, at times, a source of groans and grimaces. Before I go into all that, here are the ingredients:

2 cups raw cranberries, washed
1 small onion
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbs horseradish (!!!)

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Louisiana Housing Corporation's Board of Directors approved $245 million to develop 769 affordable rental units across five Louisiana parishes.

This multi-million dollar investment represents a combination of LHC's Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and Multi-family Revenue Bonds (MRBs) and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds administered by the State of  Louisiana, Office of Community Development.

Attorney General Jeff Landry, along with over 30 other state attorneys general, announced a $113 million settlement with Apple, Inc. regarding Apple's 2016 decision to throttle consumers’ iPhone speeds in order to address unexpected shutdowns in some iPhones.

Monroe Mayor Asks Citizens To Take COVID-19 Measures

Nov 19, 2020

COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM MAYOR ELLIS:

We are seeing significant increases in positive COVID cases in our area, around our state and throughout the country. Hospitalizations are again at an all-time high, and many are still losing loved ones to this virus or lengthy hospital stays. The Monroe area is no exception.

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Cameroonian Immigrants Say They Were Beaten, Pepper-sprayed, Forced To Sign Deportation Documents

This story has been updated throughout to include a statement from CoreCivic. Cameroonian immigrants held at detention centers under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) New Orleans Field Office say officers and facility staff members pepper-sprayed, beat, forcefully restrained, and humiliated them to make them sign travel documents related to their deportation.

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