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Minimum wage gets boost from private sector

Ideally, private sector businesses will boost minimum wages, not because government forces them, but because it makes good business sense.

Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest retailer, set the example by increasing wages for its full-time and part-time employees in the United States by b ...



Democrats caught between Obama, Netanyahu on speech

WASHINGTON — Democrats who are caught

between President Barack Obama and Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu

face an unenviable

choice on Tuesd ...


JDPJ cracks down on trucks parking illegally in Roanoke

JENNINGS — The Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury is cracking down on large trucks illegally parking on Railroad Avenue in Roanoke.

Police Jury Pres ...

Police looking for purse snatchersJENNINGS — Authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying two white men who snatched a woman&# ...


Lafayette board seeks dismissal of wrongful termination suit

By The Associated Press

LAFAYETTE — The Lafayette Parish School Board’s attorney is asking the court to dismiss a lawsuit former superint ...

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(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Cowgirls crush Lamar

If Jayln Johnson continues pushing McNeese State’s offense at the pace she did on Thursday night, local restauranteurs may have to reassess ...

(Kirk Meche/Special to the American Press)

Trip to Top 28 in Cards for Lacassine

LACASSINE — For the fourth consecutive year the Lacassine Lady Cardinals are headed back to the Top 28 state basketball tournament.

They booked ...


Cowboys try to carry momentum

After suffering through a three-game drought, the McNeese State baseball team is hoping that maybe it found a springboard performance against a r ...

(American Press Archives)

Hot-shooting Cowboys beat last-place Bears

CONWAY, Ark. — McNeese State rolled off 20 straight second half points and Keelan Garrett broke out of a slump with 25 points to help lead the C ...

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Leonard's smothered steak dinner comes with rice and gravy, green beans and slices of buttered bread.

Leonard's specializes in soul and comfort food

Winston Churchill once said, “All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice,

honor, duty, mercy ...

(Special to the American Press)

Poetry Out Loud contest Feb. 26 at Central School

The Southwest Louisiana Poetry Out Loud

competition will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Central School

Arts and Humanities

Center’s B ...

Louisiana Choral Foundation members belt out a musical number at a recent practice. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Louisiana Choral Foundation fundraiser to include dinner, show tune performance

The Louisiana Choral Foundation will pair show tunes with dinner at its annual fundraiser, “Regards to Broadway,” at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, ...

The limited-time-only King Cake Cheesecake was the hottest item at SweetChic during Mardi Gras season.

'Get your sweet on' at SweetChic Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcake topped with chocolate icing and a chocolate-drizzled strawberry. King Cake Cheesecake with thick icing and

a crumble-batter base. D ...

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