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Lafayette Animal Control Center Partners W/ Veterinarians To Host Rabies Clinic

The second part of the 2015 Annual Rabies Clinic will be held on Saturday, May 9th from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Multiple sites for the clinic include Carencro Middle, Milton Elementary, Alice Boucher and Northside High.

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Category: Lafayette News
One Acadiana Meeting Photo
One Acadiana Meeting Photo
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One Acadiana Releases 2015 Legislative Priorities

One Acadiana is advancing a set of focused legislative priorities during the 2015 legislative session. The priorities were adopted by the board of directors, following a process that included One Acadiana's policy committees and other input from the regional business community.

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Congressman Charles Boustany KPEL staff photo
Congressman Charles Boustany KPEL staff photo
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Boustany Introduces Bipartisan Legislation To Reduce Physician Shortages

Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) and Congressman Joe Crowley (D-NY) introduced the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act to expand the number of physician residency slots available across the U.S. while giving priority for additional residency slots to teaching hospitals located in Health Professional Shortage Areas.

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Category: National News
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Governor’s Office: Fitch Affirms Louisiana’s Bond Rating

Today, Fitch Ratings assigned an “AA” rating to approximately $335 million in general obligation (GO) bonds. The agency also described Louisiana’s rating outlook as “stable.”

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Category: State News
Money, Facebook
Money, Facebook
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Junior League Of Lafayette Grant Applications Now Available

Junior League of Lafayette is currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 grant cycle.

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Category: Acadiana News
Saxophone Celebration
Saxophone Celebration
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Celebration Of The 200th Anniversary Of Saxophone In Lafayette, LA

Lafayette, Louisiana, will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Adolphe Sax --the inventor of the saxophone.

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Category: Acadiana News
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Red Cross Urges Neighbors to Prepare for Severe Weather

The American Red Cross is urging south Louisiana residents to prepare for severe weather, especially with severe thunderstorm and tornado alerts issued for Friday and Saturday.

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Category: Acadiana News
St. Martinville Kiwanis Parade, Facebook
St. Martinville Kiwanis Parade, Facebook
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St. Martinville Wins State-wide Cleanest City Contest

Several members of the St. Martinville Garden Club got a huge surprise this week at the Louisiana Garden Club Federation convention in Lake Charles, when they were informed that St. Martinville had been awarded first place in Category F of District III in the state-wide Cleanest City contest, a project of the Club and the City of St. Martinville.

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Category: Acadiana News
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Senators Pass Justice For Victims Of Trafficking Act After Much Debate

Shared Hope International applauds the Senate, particularly the leadership of Senator John Cornyn, Patty Murray and Harry Reid, for reaching a bi-partisan agreement that passed with a 98-0 vote and moved the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (JVTA) forward to passage on the Senate floor.

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Category: State News
Steve Gleason
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U.S. Senate Passes Vitter’s Steve Gleason Act Of 2015

U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today announced that the U.S. Senate has unanimously passed his bipartisan legislation, the Steve Gleason Act of 2015.

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garbage can (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
garbage can (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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Waste Schedule For Good Friday

Residents in Lafayette Parish who have regularly scheduled garbage or recycling collection on Friday, will receive those services on Friday, as both Republic Services and the Recycling Foundation will work on Good Friday.

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Category: Lafayette News
Annalise Deshotel, Photo courtesy of Lafayette Science Museum
Annalise Deshotel, Photo courtesy of Lafayette Science Museum
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Fossil Giants: Part 2 Opens at the Lafayette Science Museum

The Lafayette Science Museum (LSM) is opening the second installment to its exhibition, “Fossil Giants: Dinosaurs & Mammals,” as part of a highly successful partnership with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's School of Geosciences.

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Category: Lafayette News

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