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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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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
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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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Money, Facebook
Money, Facebook
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2014 Ends With $178 Million Surplus

Today, Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols announced that Louisiana ended fiscal year 2014 with a $178.5 million surplus.

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Category: State News
Courtesy Automotive
Courtesy Automotive
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Courtesy Automotive to Unveil New Location in Broussard This Month

Courtesy Automotive, the largest local automotive group in Acadiana, is set to unveil a brand new state-of-the-art facility in Broussard at the end of this month.

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Category: Acadiana News
3rd Annual Boat Parade
3rd Annual Boat Parade
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Bayou Vermilion Festival & Boat Parade

The community is invited to let the good times flow on Sunday, October 19 for the Bayou Vermilion District’s 3rd annual Bayou Vermilion Festival & Boat Parade at Vermilionville.

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Category: Acadiana News, Events

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