LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's former governor, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, was remembered Saturday for her authenticity, compassion and love as well as for the impact she had on the state and...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A bagpiper played a somber "Amazing Grace" as Louisiana's first and only female governor, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, returned to the state Capitol for her last time...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three days of public events from Thursday through Saturday will honor former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, the state's first female governor who died after a yearslong...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Even after Hurricane Katrina ended her political career and as cancer ate away her strength, former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco still described her life as "charmed."...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three days of public events will honor former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, the state's first female governor who died after a yearslong struggle with cancer.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, who became the state's first female elected governor only to see her political career derailed by the devastation of...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's current and former elected officials offered tributes Sunday to Kathleen Blanco. The Democratic former governor died at the age of 76 after a yearslong struggle...
Ex-Gov Kathleen Blanco, who led Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina, has died, according to officials close to the family
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Ex-Gov Kathleen Blanco, who led Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina, has died, according to officials close to the family.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has a new poet laureate, with a background well beyond fine arts.
John Warner Smith's tenure in the two-year position begins Wednesday. He teaches English...
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Reggie Bush, Marques Colston and former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, three people who played roles in the resurgence of the New Orleans Saints — and the city itself — after...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana officials are calling for prayers for former Gov. Kathleen Blanco, who has entered hospice care for incurable cancer.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's latest Political Hall of Fame inductees will include the state's only "first gentleman," the brother of former Gov. Edwin Edwards and an ex-lawmaker.
The 2019 additions include Raymond "Coach" Blanco, a political adviser, pollster and husband of former Gov. Kathleen Blanco who was known as "first gentleman" when she was in office.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco says there's "no escape" from the incurable cancer that has spread throughout her body.
News outlets report Blanco was honored Wednesday by the Council for a Better Louisiana and gave what felt like a farewell speech. Blanco is the state's first elected woman governor and served from 2004 to 2008. She was diagnosed with ocular melanoma in 2011, and the disease reappeared during a checkup in 2017.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Across 10 legislative sessions, Gov. John Bel Edwards has an unusual distinction: He's never let a single bill become law without his signature.
The Democratic governor has taken action, either through signature or veto, on every bill that's crossed his desk since taking office in 2016. That's according to data from the Louisiana News Bureau, a nonpartisan bill-tracking service.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The University of Louisiana-Lafayette plans to open a public policy center in honor of former Gov. Kathleen Blanco, a 1964 graduate of the university.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has a new higher education commissioner to oversee policy governing the state's public colleges and more than 200,000 students.
The Board of Regents on Wednesday chose Kim Hunter Reed, executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, for the position.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Four people have been named as finalists to be Louisiana's next higher education commissioner.
The Board of Regents announced the contenders Tuesday. They are:
—Robert Donley, former executive director and CEO of the Iowa Board of Regents.
—Kim Hunter Reed, executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education and a former deputy chief of staff for Gov. Kathleen Blanco.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has hired a new deputy chief of staff, three months after the previous jobholder resigned amid sexual harassment allegations.
The Democratic governor announced Tuesday that Adren Wilson will work as deputy chief of staff for programs and planning, filling the position Johnny Anderson left in November.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's governor said Wednesday that he hired a man accused of sexual harassment 11 years ago as a top aide because an investigation at the time didn't prove those allegations were true.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former Gov. Kathleen Blanco is undergoing treatment for cancer in her liver, she announced Sunday, describing it as a "fight for my own life, one that will be difficult to win."
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has retained outside counsel in anticipation of being sued over a former deputy chief of staff who allegedly sexually harassed another person who works for the governor.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Consider it the meeting of one of Louisiana's most exclusive clubs. The state's governors are gathering together this weekend at the house where each once lived.
Gov. John Bel Edwards and first lady Donna Edwards are hosting Louisiana's former chief executives at the governor's mansion Sunday afternoon for a reception called "Memories at the Mansion."
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As the murky flood waters of Hurricane Katrina were slowly pumped out of New Orleans in 2005, the challenges the city faced were only beginning to come into focus.
Housing, health and public safety, what and where to rebuild — all were questions faced by local, state and federal authorities who, it soon became obvious, had not been prepared to deal with the aftermath of levee failures that led to catastrophic flooding.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards hasn't let a single bill become law without his signature across the six legislative sessions held since the Democratic governor took office last year.
That's a contrast from his predecessor, Republican Bobby Jindal, who let 168 pieces of legislation take effect without his signature, all in his first two years in office in 2008 and 2009.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana state utility regulator has been tapped to lead an energy oversight agency for President Donald Trump's administration.
Scott Angelle, a member of Louisiana's Public Service Commission, has been named director of the U.S. Interior Department's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.
The agency, which regulates offshore oil and gas drilling, says Angelle will start his new job Tuesday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A government-financed nonprofit aimed at improving Louisiana's health information technology is suing the state health department, saying the agency hasn't paid $12 million in promised funding and the health secretary has damaged the nonprofit's reputation.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's two remaining U.S. House races on Saturday's ballot couldn't be more strikingly different, one a gentlemanly affair with candidates largely skipping attacks and the other a brawl.
The two Republican candidates in the tight runoff for the Acadiana-based 3rd District seat, Scott Angelle and Clay Higgins, have accused each other of lying and disparaged each other's records.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards is traveling to Cuba next week for a trade mission, seeking to build economic ties with the island nation now that the U.S. is moving to normalize relations between the countries.
The Monday through Friday trip will include Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain, Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson and Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson. About 50 other state, local, education and business officials also will participate.