Making it hard to get an abortion comes with a cost

Jun 29, 2020
The Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana abortion law. For many women, having the procedure already requires travel and substantial financial costs.
Antiabortion activists demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Monday. The court rejected a Louisiana abortion curb in a key victory for abortion rights activists.
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Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion clinic restrictions

Jun 29, 2020
Chief Justice John Roberts joined with his four more liberal colleagues in the 5-4 ruling.
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A rice by any other name...

May 23, 2019
Lawmakers in the state of Louisiana are debating when food products can be called “rice.”
Jeff Durand on his rice farm in St. Martinville, Louisiana.
Laine Kaplan-Levenson

Their homes escaped flooding, but the fear lingers

Sep 1, 2017
"Everyone becomes on edge when you hear any type of heavy rainfall," a Louisiana homeowner says.
A flooded street in Cypress, Texas, northwest of Houston.
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Gift cards help Baton Rouge flood victims get the items they really need

Sep 19, 2016
One organization's search for the best way to get people what they needed, fast.
Patti Clement in front of her home in Baton Rouge, where she has lived for 14 years.
Nina Feldman

In Baton Rouge, big brands come to help — and get known

Aug 22, 2016
Tide, Duracell and Clorox are just some of the brand names flocking to the region.
Tide brought a portable laundry services truck to Baton Rouge for the displaced.
Tim Mettey

Can flood insurance program afford Louisiana?

Aug 18, 2016
The federal insurance program is already $24 billion in debt.
Record-breaking rains pelted Louisiana over the weekend leaving the city with historic levels of flooding that have caused at least seven deaths and damaged thousands of homes. 
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Why many Louisiana homeowners lack flood insurance

Aug 17, 2016
Most Louisiana homeowners aren't covered.
Two people walk through a flooded street in Sorrento, Louisiana as an early morning fog blankets the area. 
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Examining the Gulf Coast's master plan

Aug 21, 2015
Louisiana comes up $20 billion short for its coastal restoration plan.

The high cost of gridlock

Jul 13, 2015
In 2013, traffic jams in the U.S. cost consumers an estimated $124 billion.