Governor Edwards tells Louisiana residents not to expect major changes with the Phase Two coronavirus guidelines as he expects to extend the mask mandate and bar closure order next week. The current order expires next Friday and Edwards says it will likely be extended for another two weeks
Twitter has banned the account of former KKK leader and state lawmaker David Duke for violating the platform’s rules on hate speech. The site has recently banned tens of thousands of extremist accounts, and Tyler Bridges, Author of The Rise and Fall of David Duke, says it was inevitable Duke would get hit as well.
The official release from Twitter about the ban says Duke “has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of the Twitter rules on hateful conduct.”
Democrats and Republicans are at an impasse over round five of coronavirus relief legislation, with Democrats favoring an “omnibus” approach that packs all relief into one big bill, and Republicans supporting a more piecemeal effort that addresses each topic, like unemployment insurance and small business aid, by itself. Senator John Kennedy backs the GOP idea…
Democrats say they fear that would lose them leverage in discussion over funding for voting and school safety initiatives.
LSU head football coach Ed Orgeron reacts to the SEC’s plan to switch up the football season from the normal twelve-game format to a ten-game format with conference-only opponents. Orgeron says there isn’t much clarity yet, the shakeup does not take the wind out of his sails.
The plan calls for the season kickoff to be pushed back to September 26th