A state program aims to make COVID-19 vaccinations accessible to residents of southwest Louisiana, where vaccine rates are low and people are displaced.
Catastrophes collided on Lake Charles in 2020 and scattered an already fragile housing market to the wind. Homelessness is climbing despite stays on evictions in what should be a cautionary tale for the rest of the state.
Either divine guidance or cosmic providence sent Luna Bar & Grill and Mama Reta’s to set up shop in Lafayette after one natural disaster and in the middle of another.
Despite recent devastation to the regional dining scene, two emerging new bakeries are bringing fresh alternatives to where Lake Charles gets its bread.
A series of natural disasters — the pandemic and two hurricanes — could suppress Black voters in Southwest Louisiana.
Some who fled Hurricane Laura are planting roots in Lafayette for the long haul. Some are building new businesses. They all have something to say about the traffic.
Stage hands have been among the obscured economic casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic. Several local crews are now finding a home in helping with the logistics of rebuilding disaster-stricken Lake Charles.