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Nationally syndicated by Premiere Networks, America Now features discussion on the news and information that matters most to the daily lives of Americans. From business and politics, to entertainment and technology, America Now welcomes a variety of guests and experts, and features a fresh take on the local, national and global headlines that impact our lives.

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David Vitter, youtube
David Vitter, youtube
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Vitter Asks CEO Of Top Free Government Cell Phone Provider About Involvement With Misleading TV Ad

This week, U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) sent a letter to TracFone CEO F.J. Pollak requesting information regarding the company’s involvement in a television ad promoting the fraud-ridden free government cellphone program, known as Lifeline.

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Category: National News
The Big Event, Facebook
The Big Event, Facebook
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Big Event Draws Thousands Of UL Lafayette Volunteers

About 2,500 University of Louisiana at Lafayette students spent Saturday working as volunteers at 64 sites in four Acadiana parishes.

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Category: Lafayette News
Quick Money Scam, BBB
Quick Money Scam, BBB
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BBB Warns Fast Money Scams Targeting Millennials Hit social media

Better Business Bureau Serving Acadiana is alerting consumers to “get rich quick” schemes appearing up on social media sites as part of its effort to inform and educate consumers on the latest frauds.

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Category: Acadiana News
Dr. Pat Cooper, KPEL photo
Dr. Pat Cooper, KPEL photo
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Full Statement From Lafayette Schools Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper On Budget & Termination Rulings

"I respect the recent rulings ruling of the court. I will not appeal the ruling with regard to the Board's action to terminate my contract with the Lafayette Parish School System..."

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Category: Lafayette News Tags:
UL Homecoming Court
UL Homecoming Court
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Madeleine Ortte Will Reign As UL Lafayette’s Homecoming Queen

“Ragin’ Cajuns Ever After” is the theme of this year’s Homecoming at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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Senator David Vitter photo by KPEL
Senator David Vitter photo by KPEL
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Vitter: Crawfish Processors Will Be Compensated $19 Million

U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La) made the following statement regarding compensation for Louisiana crawfish processors. United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be compensating crawfish processors $19 million for illegal “dumping” by Chinese importers.

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Category: State News
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Office of Motor Vehicles to Host “Senior Day” at Local Offices

As part of its continued commitment to better serve the citizens of Louisiana, the Office of Motor Vehicles is pleased to announce the implementation of a “Senior Day” pilot program to be held at local OMV offices across the state.

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Category: State News
Senator David Vitter photo by KPEL
Senator David Vitter photo by KPEL
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Vitter Urges State To Stop Designating Eureka Math

U.S. Sen. David Vitter sent a letter to Louisiana Department of Education Superintendent John White this week urging the state to stop designating Eureka Math as the preferred curriculum.

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Category: Political, State News
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Ernest Gallet Elementary To Host Public Meeting To Discuss Proposed Road Improvements

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) will hold a Public Meeting to discuss proposed improvements to LA 339, from LA 82/LA 734 (Chemin Agreable Road) to LA 3073 (Ambassador Caffery Parkway).

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Category: Lafayette News
Money, Facebook
Money, Facebook
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BBB Alerts Consumers To Sunrise Student Loan Services

Better Business Bureau Serving Acadiana is alerting local consumers to Sunrise Student Loan Services. Hopeful about the opportunity to consolidate student loans and reduce monthly payments, many consumers allegedly paid the company hundreds of dollars, only to allegedly experience failed promises.

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Category: Acadiana News
Director of Lafayette Utilities System Terry Huval
Director of Lafayette Utilities System Terry Huval
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Lafayette To Be Featured At Launch Of National, City-to-City Broadband Initiative

Terry Huval, Director of Lafayette Utilities System and LUS Fiber, will participate on the panel, “Becoming a Next Century City.”

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Category: Lafayette News
Household Chemical Day, photo Lafayette Consolidated Gov.
Household Chemical Day, photo Lafayette Consolidated Gov.
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Household Chemical Day Is Saturday, Oct. 18

Residents in the city of Lafayette and in unincorporated areas of Lafayette Parish can dispose of household chemicals such as paint, poison, chemical cleaners, mercury, and other chemicals at the household chemical disposal day on Saturday, Oct. 18.

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