Travis Lux

Travis Lux primarily contributes science and health stories to Louisiana's Lab. He studied anthropology and sociology at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, and picked up his first microphone at the Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole, MA. In his spare time he loves to cook -- especially soups and casseroles. 

Law offices, full-service restaurants and doctor’s offices pulled in the most loans from the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) so far, according to an analysis of the data by New Orleans Public Radio and WRKF.

Four Louisiana businesses have had their bar permits suspended for violating coronavirus restrictions, according to a statement from the Office of the State Fire Marshal earlier this week.

Before the NBA season was abruptly paused back in March, the New Orleans Pelicans were pushing hard to make the playoffs. Back then, star rookie Zion Williamson had just returned from an injury that had kept him sidelined for most of the season.

Thursday, July 23

A weather disturbance tracking over the Gulf of Mexico has strengthened into a tropical depression.

Recovery of the remains of two workers killed in the collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel construction site last October could begin at the end of this week or early next week, New Orleans Fire Department Superintendent Tim McConnell said at a press conference Monday afternoon.

The temporary closure of the Dakota Access Pipeline will not affect Louisiana’s Bayou Bridge Pipeline, according to the company that owns both.

The city of New Orleans is about 80 percent recovered from last year’s cyberattack, the city’s chief information officer said Tuesday.

There is no evidence that operator error caused a power turbine to trip offline, or that the turbine’s temporary loss caused additional flooding during a morning rainstorm on June 10, the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (S&WB) said Wednesday.

The state of Louisiana has joined two lawsuits as a defendant over the operation of the Bonnet Carre Spillway.

One of the Sewerage and Water Board’s pump-powering turbines was not operational for about two hours as heavy rains swamped the city, Executive Director Ghassan Korban said Wednesday afternoon.

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