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Legislature: Senate Education Committee passes TOPS bill

4:35 PM

BATON ROUGE — A bill approved by the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday would let the Board of Regents collect additional information on recipients of the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, including race, gender and their parents’ household income.

Senate Bill 599, by Sen. Da ...


Legislature: Highway traffic camera bill heads to La. Senate

4:28 PM

BATON ROUGE — Legislation that would prevent parish or municipal authorities from using or installing traffic cameras on interstate highways made its way out of a Senate committee Wednesday.

The Senate Transportation, Highways and Public Works Committee approved House Bill 896, by Rep. Mike Da ...


City councilman delays decision on e-cigarettes

3:51 PM

Wednesday’s regular City Council meeting touched on everything from electronic cigarettes to billboards along the interstate. In the end, several council members were able to see progress made on their own recently proposed ordinances and resolutions.

As far as e-cigarettes are concerned, cou ...


Young adults take advantage of job fair summit

Students and young adults from throughout the area had a chance to meet with businesses to prepare for future employment Wednesday at the Youth Summit ...


ULL walks off with victory

LAFAYETTE — Just like the schools’ baseball teams a week before, the McNeese State and Louisiana-Lafayette softball teams traded runs unti ...



Magnolia LNG hires pair of key executives

Magnolia LNG officials announced on Friday that two key executives have been hired to oversee the project’s permitting and its tolling agreement ...


First UMC choir to present Mozart's Requiem in D minor

The First United Methodist Church chancel choir will present Mozart’s Requiem in D minor at 7 p.m. Friday, April 18, in a free concert.

“I ...


Next move is up to McAllister

Now that some of the dust has settled, where are we on the Vance McAllister situation? The Republican establishment wants the U.S. congressman from no ...

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