Louisiana

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Louisiana child kicked out of class because parents are same-sex couple
Parents said they were told she ‘wouldn’t be able to go to school there any more because of our lifestyle choices’

Gloria Oladipo

11, Aug, 2022 @2:59 PM

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An extraordinary story of forgiveness: from life without parole to finding grace
A new project gives a voice to people serving life sentences in Louisiana – and brought together two men whose lives collided in tragedy

Oliver Laughland in New Orleans

08, Aug, 2022 @11:21 AM

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Albert Woodfox, held in solitary confinement for 43 years, dies aged 75
Member of ‘Angola Three’ was wrongfully convicted of 1972 murder of Louisiana prison guard and released only in 2016

Ed Pilkington in New York

04, Aug, 2022 @7:52 PM

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Pregnant women face increasingly dangerous risks as doctors flee punitive US states
With doctors facing threats of criminal penalties for abortion, many states will become ‘maternity care deserts’ where there is no hospital, birthing center or obstetrician

Jessica Glenza

08, Jul, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Louisiana judge blocks abortion ban amid uproar after Roe v Wade ruling
State temporarily blocked from enforcing ban as other US states pass ‘trigger laws’ designed to severely curtail access to abortion

Martin Pengelly and Samira Asma-Sadeque in New York and agencies

27, Jun, 2022 @8:13 PM

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Curran Hatleberg’s humid, hallucinatory ​images of the deep south
The photographer’s new work gets under the skin of the American south, capturing alligators, urban decay and a man with a beard of bees

Sean O’Hagan

26, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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US justice department to investigate Louisiana State Police following 2019 death of Ronald Greene
Justice department launches civil rights investigation after beatings and death of a Black man placed in a chokehold

Oliver Laughland in New Orleans

09, Jun, 2022 @5:24 PM

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Proposed deal could slash toxic emissions in America’s ‘Cancer Alley’
Consent decree would settle two lawsuits against EPA brought by Louisiana residents in one of most polluted parts of US

Oliver Laughland in New Orleans

08, Jun, 2022 @9:51 PM

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Industrial water use threatens Louisiana capital’s drinking water
Unchecked water use by companies like Exxon risks saltwater intrusion and undrinkable tap water

Sara Sneath

08, Jun, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Louisiana men who tried to illegally transport house leave trail of havoc
Modular home left abandoned in street after dead-of-night move damaged mailboxes road signs and trees

Guardian staff

24, May, 2022 @1:26 PM

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Life in prison for stealing $20: how The Division is taking apart brutal criminal sentences
Part two: The New Orleans’ civil rights division reckons with a case involving an egregious sentence – and a policy that has punished the city’s poorest for decades

Oliver Laughland

07, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Louisiana legislator pushes bills benefiting the oil and gas industry — and her husband
Internal emails show Louisiana state senator Sharon Hewitt worked on a bill with a company that had financial ties to her spouse

Sara Sneath for Floodlight

06, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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