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  Judge puts Wisconsin capacity limit order back into effect

  Early voting kicks off in Southwest Arkansas

Supporters hold parade for President Trump in Longview

A guide to the Constitutional Amendments on your November ballot

Early voting begins on Oct. 16 in Northwest Louisiana

‘Trump’ painted on Morgan Co. woman’s car after putting out Democrat campaign signs

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Louisiana lawmakers discuss the aftermath of Hurricane Delta

Metro council passes ‘pink tax’ exemption

  Louisiana Senate Bill 12 would allow clergy into hospitals and nursing homes

  Louisiana’s Amendment 1 generates more controversy in abortion fight

A breakdown of the amendments on your November ballot

La. House passes ‘Ka’Mauri Harrison Act’ in Jefferson Parish BB gun case

  In-person voting for Louisiana to begin Friday

It’s hard to believe, but we are now just days away from the first in-person voting of the 2020 presidential election in Louisiana.

  Early voting kicks off in Texas; upcoming early voting info here

Early voting is officially underway across the Lone Star state. Voters can head to the polls from Tuesday, October 13, through Friday, October 30.

  La. lawmakers vote down unemployment increase, move to suspend business tax hike

Louisiana lawmakers are moving forward with a few plans to keep taxes from going up on businesses.

Supreme Court confirmation hearings to begin for Metairie native Amy Coney Barrett

FOX 8 political analyst Mike Sherman says ‘this will not be your normal Supreme Court nomination process.’

  Billboards take SPD pay hike dispute to the public

Fly on Pence’s head generates buzz in VP debate

  Starting over with recycling in Shreveport

Former Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster laid to rest Wednesday

  ‘Red Sweater Guy’ Ken Bone shares thoughts on 2020 presidential race

State lawmakers discuss grant program for businesses, including bars

Bill in La. House would prevent schools, employers from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations

Doctors are at least months away, by the best estimates, from having access to a COVID-19 vaccine but it’s already become a topic of discussion by lawmakers at the Louisiana State Capitol.

What does the revised $2.2 trillion HEROES Act mean for your wallet?

There’s no stamp of approval just yet on another official coronavirus relief bill. The Democrat-led House of Representatives passed a revised version of its HEROES Act, but discussions on Capitol Hill are progressing slowly.

  Shreveport to host 47th Bayou Classic football game

Sales of tickets to the Grambling State-Southern matchup could begin by next month

  Biden aims to expand map as Trump recovers from coronavirus

The Democratic presidential nominee made his second trip to Florida in a little over two weeks on Monday.

Biden senior advisor visits East Texas, believes former VP has chance at winning Texas

""I think Biden and Harris have a chance at winning Texas," Collier said. “It’s not assured, so people have to come out and vote.”

  GOP seeks to call off Senate work, but not Barrett hearings

Positive tests among lawmakers have raised fears of virus outbreak.

  Controversy over pay raises for Shreveport Police officers and firefighters

A 4 percent pay raise for rank-and-file police and fire personnel is one step closer to reality. It’s described by many as a stop-gap measure until a quarter-cent sales tax can be put on the ballot the spring to pay for even higher raises. However, the measure is not without controversy.

  Trump’s age, health woes raise his risk for COVID-19 illness

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, who also tested positive, “are both well at this time” and plan to remain at the White House while recovering and being closely monitored, according to a statement from his physician, Dr. Sean Conley.

  Potential cuts in airline industry unless Congress and White House approve deal

Thousands of airline employees are getting furloughed while the companies wait to see if they will get more money from taxpayers.

  Fight against blight: Environmental court program to get underway in mid-November

Environmental court program that's been a year in the making expected to get underway in mid-November

  ArkLaTex voters suggest how to improve presidential debate

“We don’t need the 2 people that want our votes to act like this,” Jerry Shanklin said. “I have other things to say but ... .”

WATCH: Gray TV National Political Analyst Greta Van Susteren explores possible changes for second presidential debate

Gray TV Chief National Political Analyst Greta Van Susteren joined Lane Luckie on East Texas News at 4 to discuss the first presidential debate of 2020.

  Voter registration on the rise in parts of the ArkLaTex

“There’s obviously a lot of energy around this election. People feel very strongly one way or another.”

  La. Gov. Edwards endorses Adrian Perkins for U.S. Senate seat

Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins got a big endorsement on Monday morning when he was endorsed by Louisiana Governors John Bel Edwards during this year’s senate race.

La. lawmakers call special session to address unemployment, budget issues

Louisiana lawmakers have called themselves into a special legislative session beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, to address dwindling unemployment funds and adjust the state operating budget.

  Some fear mail in ballots are fraught with danger, easily counterfeited

Are mail in ballots easy to use in potential voter fraud? Not if you ask the registrar of voters in Bossier Parish, Stephanie Agee.

  Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins endorsed for Senate seat by Barack Obama

The endorsement was announced in a Tweet.

Gregg County commissioner, 3 others arrested in alleged vote harvesting scheme

A Gregg County commissioner along with three others have been arrested on charges in connection with an organized vote harvesting scheme during the 2018 Democratic primary election.

  City revokes liquor license; store owner says fight’s not over

Council members cited 2 homicides and dozens of police calls for service at Riteway over the past 2 years

  Caddo judge faces questions over political opponent’s missing campaign signs

For the past 25-years, Ramona Emanuel has sat on the District Court bench in Caddo Parish, and is currently serving as Deputy Chief Judge.

Budget sweeps cause treasurer’s office to temporarily halt unclaimed property payouts

State Treasurer John Schroder says his office has temporarily stopped issuing unclaimed property payouts.

Trump asks Supreme Court for fast action in census case

In court papers filed Tuesday, the Trump administration suggested the court hear arguments in the case in December, potentially with a new justice appointed by the president in place.

  COVID-19, Hurricane Laura lead to economic shortfalls in Louisiana

A state auditor’s report projects significant changes in local governments' revenues

Report: Order to shorten count wasn’t made by Census Bureau

The report by the Office of Inspector General did not identify who made the decision to shorten the 2020 census from the end of October to the end of September, but it said bureau officials confirm it was not made by them.

  Caddo to conduct voter registration drive at Shreve Memorial Library branches

The Caddo Parish Registrar of Voters Office is holding voter registration drives in Caddo Parish at Shreve Memorial Library branches.

Rhodes College alumna once again on shortlist for Supreme Court

President Trump has yet to announce his pick to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but a federal judge who graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis has emerged as one of the leading contenders.

  Coalition that sued Secretary of State responds to court victory

“It felt like the emergency plan that was being presented really prioritized partisan politics, instead of prioritizing people’s safety and public health,” Shelton said.

Next steps for empty SCOTUS seat ahead of election

Elected officials and current and former presidents paused to honor the life of Ruth Bader Ginsberg on Saturday and her 27 years of service on the SCOTUS bench

Texas soldier’s slaying inspires bid to expand military code

A proposal introduced Wednesday comes amid a crescendo of calls for justice and with a congressional investigation underway of Fort Hood in Texas, where a soldier was slain.

Barr under fire over comparison of virus lock-in to slavery

This is not the first occasion that Barr has condemned stay-at-home orders.

Court issues ruling on upcoming elections in La. amid pandemic

The United States District Court Middle District of Louisiana has issued a ruling pertaining to upcoming elections in the state.

Tax hike and reduced benefits likely as La. runs out of money for unemployment

Louisiana is running out of the money it has saved to make unemployment payments. Without congressional action, the state will have to raise taxes on businesses and reduce weekly unemployment payouts.

USPS sends vote-by-mail postcard to households

The mailing comes in the aftermath of questions about whether the agency was up to the task and questions from the White House about the validity of mail-in and absentee voting systems in various states.

Cruz urges Department of Justice to investigate Netflix film ‘Cuties’

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, wants the Department of Justice to investigate Netflix over the film “Cuties.”

Louisiana’s DSCC elects new officers and party leadership

Louisiana’s Democratic State Central Committee met virtually to hold their reorganization meeting, and they elected new officers and leadership for the Louisiana Democratic Party on Saturday, Sept. 12.

Kansas City Chiefs fans boo teams during display of unity against racism, social injustice

The Chiefs chose to stay on the field for the national anthem while the Texans decided to remain in the locker room.

Prosecutor looking into the origins of Russia probe resigns

Nora Dannehy was a top prosecutor on an investigation into how the FBI and other federal agencies set out to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign had coordinated with the Kremlin.

Challenger to QAnon supporter bows out of race in Georgia

Democrat Kevin Van Ausdal bowed out of the race for “personal and family reasons."

Russian hackers targeting U.S. campaigns, Microsoft says

Most of the infiltration attempts by Russian, Chinese and Iranian agents were halted by Microsoft security software and the targets notified.

Goodwill Industries to host Voter Registration Week event

Goodwill of North Louisiana will help assist people to become registered voters.

House expected to vote on marijuana decriminalization bill in September

Congress is expected to vote on a bill this month that would federally decriminalize marijuana.

Poll: More people think Donald Trump will win the presidential debates

In the poll, 47 percent of respondents said they had their bets on Trump while 41 percent backed Joe Biden.

Mayor promises police reforms following Daniel Prude’s death

The mayor of Rochester says reforms are coming to the police department as community elders seek to bring calmer minds to a fifth night of demonstrations over the the March death of Daniel Prude, who lost consciousness after police held a hood over his head.

Veterans are divided about reports Trump disparaged military

Veterans and military families are divided about reports that President Donald Trump made disparaging comments toward the military.

WEBXTRA: Boaters gather on Lake Palestine to support President Trump

Dozens of boaters gathered at the Bella Vista Beach Club on Lake Palestine on Saturday to show their support for President Donald Trump with a boat parade.

  Ronnie Williams Jr. becomes Natchitoches first African-American Mayor

Ronnie Williams Jr. was inaugurated at the Natchitoches Riverbank Stage.

Protesters gather outside Pelosi’s California home after her salon visit

Hairstylists took to the street outside of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco home Thursday.

  Federal eviction moratorium comes with many questions for ArkLaTex renters

Questions are swirling what impact the White House order, to halt evictions for some renters through the end of the year, could have for renters in the Shreveport-Bossier City area.

‘In God We Trust’ flag selected by Mississippi commission to appear on November ballot

Commission selects final flag design that will appear on November's ballot.

What’s on the Ballot in Louisiana

Here you can find a list of what’s on the November 3 ballot for our northwest Louisiana parishes. Each list includes contested races, offices with unopposed candidates, proposition items and Constitutional Amendments.

What’s on the Ballot - Webster Parish

Here’s a look at what is on the ballot in Webster Parish for the upcoming Nov. 3 election

What’s on the Ballot - Sabine Parish

Here’s a look at what is on the ballot in Sabine Parish for the upcoming Nov. 3 election

What’s on the Ballot - Red River Parish

Here’s a look at what is on the ballot in Red River Parish for the upcoming Nov. 3 election

What’s on the Ballot - Natchitoches Parish

Here’s a look at what is on the ballot in Natchitoches Parish for the upcoming Nov. 3 election

What’s on the Ballot - DeSoto Parish

Here’s a look at what is on the ballot in DeSoto Parish for the upcoming Nov. 3 election

What’s on the Ballot - Claiborne Parish

Here’s a look at what is on the ballot in Claiborne Parish for the upcoming Nov. 3 election

What’s on the Ballot - Caddo Parish

Here’s a look at what is on the ballot in Caddo Parish for the upcoming Nov. 3 election

What’s on the Ballot - Bossier Parish

Here’s a look at what is on the ballot in Bossier Parish for the upcoming Nov. 3 election