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Lafayette Parish School Board, KPEL Photo
Lafayette Parish School Board, KPEL Photo
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Lafayette Parish School Board Approves LeJuene Salary

The Lafayette Parish School Board is still dealing with the fallout of the charges levied against former Superintendent Pat Cooper.

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Thanksgiving Turkeys
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Bailey’s 22nd Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon

It's a tradition of giving back to those in need.

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Category: Lafayette News
Champions for Kids, LPSS
Champions for Kids, LPSS
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Champions For Kids Awards Lafayette Parish School System $10,000

Lafayette Parish residents stepped up and helped our school system secure $10,000 from the Champions for Kids SIMPLE Giving program held in April and May of this year.

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Category: Lafayette News
Senator David Vitter photo by KPEL
Senator David Vitter photo by KPEL
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Vitter: Defense Dept. Reaffirms Nuclear Commitment, Great Signal For Elevating Global Strike Command General To Four-Star

U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.), a member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), said that he is confident that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) will elevate the Global Strike Command leadership to a four-star general position – the highest rank possible.

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Category: National News
Bill Cassidy
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Cassidy Introduces Bill To Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

Today, Congressman Bill Cassidy (R-LA) announced that he introduced a bill in the House of Representatives to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Governor Bobby Jindal
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PAR Urges Oversight Changes For Insurance Program

A government watchdog organization suggests Louisiana's state worker health insurance program shouldn't be overseen solely by the governor's office.

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Category: AP News, State News
Food Drive
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Donate To Remington College Lafayette Campus Food Drive & Get A Free Salon Service

Remington College is again holding its "Cuts for Cause" event to collect food for families in need.

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Category: Lafayette News
Elbert Lee Guillory, KPEL photo
Elbert Lee Guillory, KPEL photo
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Senator Elbert Guillory Looking To Create Bill To Help Retirees Affected By Rising Insurance Costs

Under the developing plan, retirees from the four state retirement systems - Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement System, Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana, Louisiana School Employees’ Retirement System, and Louisiana State Police Retirement System – will receive an additional $50 per month for a period of 12 months, beginning in July.

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Category: News, Political Tags:
Bobby Jindal (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Bobby Jindal (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Gov. Jindal: American People Have Given Us An Opportunity, We Can’t Squander It

“We need to challenge the President to get with the program. We need to give him the opportunity to do something right for a change.”

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Category: News, Political Tags:
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

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