Louisiana Education Committee discusses a pregnancy prevention bill

The Louisiana State Senate Education committee gathered on April 27 to discuss Senate Bill 106. Senator Wesley Bishop created the bill that will require public postsecondary schools to create and implement an action plan to address unplanned pregnancies. It is currently being recommitted to the Finance committee. Bishop worked in higher education for 25 years
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Legislature Discusses Alcoholic Container Sizes in Transport

On Thursday April 27, the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives voted to move House Bill 114 favorably as amended due to no objections by any representatives in Committee Room 1. The bill was presented to the committee by Representative Chad Brown, a Democrat who represents District 60 in Louisiana, which specifically includes Assumption
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Legislation to Name Highways After 2 Fallen Police Officers Progresses in the Senate

At the Capitol last Thursday, legislators amended Senate Bill 60 to rename portions of Louisiana highway in memory of two police officers. Louisiana State Trooper Bobby Smith was blinded by a shotgun blast to the face on March 14, 1986. Smith became a psychologist and counseled law enforcement officers who suffered from injuries or post
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Hammond Farmers Market Supports Local Businesses

The Hammond Farmers Market was in full swing February 11. The outside market located on W. Thomas Street was full of local business vendors selling their handmade and homegrown products. Handmade body care products are common in the market place. Vendor, Todd Ekinia, owner of “Oval E Soaps”, sold homemade Artisan soaps. Ekinia said, “The soaps
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Local Queens Shine at LAFF

[Walker, LA]– 2017 Miss Walker Pine Tree Festival Queen Mackenzie Johnson captured her Top 15 slot at the Louisiana Association of Fairs and Festivals Queen of Queens pageant on Saturday, Feb. 4. The Louisiana Association of Fairs and Festivals crowned their new 2017 LAFF Queen of Queens after the weekend competition. Julian Devillier, Miss Louisiana
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New Twists on an Old Classic

It’s Mardi Gras time once again which also means that its king cake time.  In New Orleans people take their king cake very seriously and are picky about the bakery they choose. Sucré, a bakery located in New Orleans and Metairie, makes their king cake with a buttery Danish pastry that uses cinnamon and raw
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