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Gasoline tax hike only solution

By Jim Beam/American Press

“If not now, when?” Supporters of an increase in the state’s 20-cent-per gallon gasoline tax are asking members of the Louisiana Legislature that question. Among their number are 34 influential business and economic development groups that are usually no fans of higher taxes of any ...

News

In this May 23, 2017, photo0, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney holds up a copy of P ...

Minority advocates say Trump's budget will hurt their causes

WASHINGTON -- Advocates for minority communities say President Donald Trump's proposed budget answers the question he famously posed to black American ...

Parish hoping to improve drainage

Calcasieu Parish officials are waiting to get input from a group of stakeholders on an initiative to improve drainage parishwide, which includes $18 m ...

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Carol Fontenot, left, donates her father's casket f ...

Avenue of Flags hits milestone

The Avenue of Flags recently hit a milestone that has been over three decades in the making. Flag number 1,000 was recently donated to the organizatio ...

Judge denies accused man's request to juggle during trial

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.— A Massachusetts judge has denied a man's request to juggle during his trial to show jurors he was just clowning around when ...


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Sports

FSU takes series opener

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State scored twice in the bottom of the sixth inning to win the first of a best-of-three series in the Tallahassee S ...

Sour ending in Sugar Land

SUGAR LAND, Texas — The McNeese State baseball team’s trip to the Southland Conference baseball tournament at Constellation Field came to ...

No McNeese qualifiers for NCAA

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Four of the five McNeese State track and field athletes competed Thursday in a weather-delayed first day of the NCAA Outdoor Tr ...

Tigers one win from SEC

LSU’s baseball team got a day of rest and relaxation Friday, a respite earned by winning its first two games in the Southeastern Conference Tour ...


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Scene

Cajun music trio Nee de Traditionne is set to perform. (Special to American Pres ...

Fundraiser concert will benefit music museum

A concert and fundraiser to benefit the Music Museum of Southwest Louisiana will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 27, in Sloppy’s Downtown.

Cajun ...

Works of Women: Sulphur exhibit features over 200 works by female artists

An opening reception for the exhibit “Works of Women 2017” will be 5-7 p.m. today, May 25, in the Henning Cultural Center, 923 Ruth St. in ...

Help yourself to a free cup of coffee at Havens General Store in Fields. While y ...

Havens General Store: Fields establishment offers old-fashioned, one-stop shopping and dining experience

The Beauregard Parish community of Fields isn’t what you’d call a thriving metropolis. The school, Hyatt High School, closed in 2008. The ...

Canadian connection: Drake meets Celine Dion at Billboards

LAS VEGAS— Even on a record-setting night at the Billboard Music Awards, Drake appeared a bit star-struck in meeting fellow Canadian performer C ...


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