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  1. Faith Matters: Faith and work lead to a Bettera days for ShowersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | The Advocate

    Photo provided by REGINA SHOWERS-GORDON -- The Showers singing group is composed of seven siblings, from left, Tabitha Showers, Tillis, Melody Showers, Regina Showers-Gordon, Ciara Showers, Tiffany Showers-Pines, Angela Showers-Lloyd and Titus Showers. Photo provided by REGINA SHOWERS-GORDON -- The Showers at the Stellar Awards Radio Show.

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  2. Around St. Helena for July 23, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | The Advocate

    I am sure you have felt the prolonged period of excessive heat combined with excessive humidity lately. Yep, it's a heat wave, folks.

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  3. Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White hopes part of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 19 | The Advocate

    Wading into a coast-to-coast debate, state Superintendent of Education John White hopes to nationalize a Louisiana education program that has sparked a lawsuit and other controversy. The program, dubbed "course choice," was part of Gov. Bobby Jindal's 2012 public schools overhaul.

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  4. Two candidates for governor, Jay Dardennne and John Bel Edwards, set to attend forum FridayRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 16 | The Advocate

    Up to 200 educators are expected Friday for a forum that is set to include two of four contenders for governor. The gathering is hosted by the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana, which will be ending its summer conference on professional development at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center.

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    Friday Jul 10 | The Advocate

    Advocate photo by JUDY BERGERON -- Cindy Champagne calls her quilting style 'informal,' and says she's now getting donations of fabric, thread and more to make the 'chemo quilts.' Advocate photo by JUDY BERGERON -- Cindy Champagne calls her quilting style 'informal,' and says she's now getting donations of fabric, thread and more to make the 'chemo quilts.'

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    Tuesday Jul 7 | The Advocate

    Our Views: The fate of Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White is not something that should be picked by one man o the casual listener, it sounds as if John Bel Edwards plans, if elected governor this fall, to fire the state superintendent of education. Edwards criticized Superintendent John White - formerly an administrator in New Orleans and New York City schools - as "not qualified to be a middle school principal" in Louisiana.

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    Wednesday Jul 1 | The Advocate

    Backed by Spears' mom, Lynne, the Edwards campaign is giving one lucky donor a trip to Las Vegas for Britney's "Piece of Me" show at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. By giving the campaign $50, supporters are entered to win tickets, backstage passes, hotel accommodations and airfare for two.

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  8. In session of budget woes public schools show gainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2015 | The Advocate

    Despite huge state budget problems, public schools emerged with modest gains from the 2015 Louisiana Legislature, including a $36 million hike in state aid approved on the final day of the session. The increase marks just the third such boost since 2008 and generally fulfills what the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education sought in March.

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  9. Louisiana House OKs SAVE provision, clears way for critical budget voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Rep. Chris Broadwater, R-Hammond, argues on the floor for his DHH amendment to HB-1 Thursday as Rep. Jim Fannen, R-Jonesboro, right, author of HB-1, listens. The amendment passed.

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  10. Bill sent to Gov. Bobby Jindal would give legislators more say on...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2015 | The Advocate

    Associated Press Photo by MELINDA DESLATTE -- Louisiana representatives from left to right, Jay Morris, R-Monroe; Kenny Havard, R-Jackson; John Bel Edwards, D-Amite; and Joel Robideaux, R-Lafayette talk in the House about the ongoing budget negotiations Sunday. With little discussion, the Louisiana House agreed Tuesday that legislators should have a greater say in the contracts the governor's administration enter to privatize government services.

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    Jun 5, 2015 | The Advocate

    What's the difference between an ordinance and a resolution? A pay raise! Amite mayor says council goofed in granting itself a raise What's the difference between an ordinance and a resolution? A pay raise! Amite mayor says council goofed in granting itself a raise The Amite Town Council's recent vote to raise its own pay may not have been legal, the town's mayor said Friday. Mayor Buddy Bel said he will meet with the town's two attorneys Monday to listen to the audio recording of Tuesday's council meeting and determine whether the measure that passed on a contentious 3-2 vote is legally enforceable.

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  12. Clinton motorcyclist dies after crashing into truck in Livingston ParishRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2015 | The Advocate

    A 42-year-old Clinton man died Thursday morning in a wreck between the motorcycle he was riding crashed into a Freightliner truck in Livingston Parish, State Police said. At about 11:30 a.m., Walker R. Booker Jr. was riding his 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle south on La.

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  13. As Louisiana lawmakers scramble, Senate committee approves budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2015 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, center, listens to Rep. J. Cameron Henry Jr., R-Metairie, right, and Rep. John Schroder Sr., R-Covington, left, in a back room in the House chamber. Advocate Photo by MARK BALLARD -- The Louisiana House backed Ways & Means Chairman Joel Robideaux's effort to replace wording removed from House film and tax credit bill by adding the language to a Senate bill.

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  14. Louisiana public colleges, universities are supporting a tax plan...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | The Advocate

    Advocate Photo by MARK BALLARD -- State Reps John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, standing, and Joel Robideaux, R-Lafayette, review a list of technical questions Monday raised about the SAVE Credit Program legislation. Leaders of Louisiana's public colleges and universities turned up the pressure Monday on getting a House legislative committee chairman to consider a measure that they say is necessary to prevent deep spending cuts to their institutions next year.

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  15. Pressure building on convoluted tax scheme involving higher edRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | The Advocate

    Advocate Photo by MARK BALLARD -- State Reps John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, standing, and Joel Robideaux, R-Lafayette, review a list of technical questions Monday raised about the SAVE Credit Program legislation. Leaders of Louisiana's public colleges and universities turned up the pressure Monday on getting a House legislative committee chairman to consider a measure that they say is necessary to prevent deep spending cuts to their institutions next year.

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    May 29, 2015 | The Advocate

    Loranger man booked after apple used to smoke marijuana, crystal meth, found in car with him at Amite courthouse, police report Loranger man booked after apple used to smoke marijuana, crystal meth, found in car with him at Amite courthouse, police report A Loranger man was arrested Thursday after police found drugs, needles and an apple pipe used to smoke marijuana in his car while it was parked in the Tangipahoa Parish Courthouse lot, the Amite police department reported. To Chief Jerry Trabona, the most curious item was the apple, which he said had been bitten and hollowed out to make a pipe.

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  17. With new bill, Louisiana businesses would get major tax break but...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | The Advocate

    Louisiana businesses would get a major tax break under legislation passed by the House Thursday, only a week after House members approved a state budget that would make businesses pay more. The measure, approved 69-33 , would cost the state $36.5 million next year but cumulatively $912 million over the next five years.

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  18. Corporate franchise tax rollback bill passes Louisiana HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | The Advocate

    Louisiana businesses would get a major tax break under legislation passed by the House Thursday, only a week after House members approved a state budget that would make businesses pay more. House Bill 828 phases out the corporate franchise tax over five years.

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  19. House panel rejects bill to stop BESE from approving charter schools for high-performing districtsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2015 | The Advocate

    A bill that would ban Louisiana's top school board from authorizing charter schools in districts rated A or B was rejected Tuesday morning by the House Education Committee. The proposal is House Bill 21 by House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Bel Edwards , D-Amite and a contender for governor.

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  20. House panel strips 'mandatory' from gun safety class bill, HB 446Read the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2015 | The Advocate

    Lawmakers on the House Education Committee supported allowing public schools to teach gun safety and accident protection to their students - but only if the curriculum wasn't required in classrooms. Rep. Blake Miguez, R-Erath, stripped language from his House Bill 446 that would have made the classroom instruction on gun accident protection mandatory in Louisiana's public schools.

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