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  1. 'This is my home': John Schneider undeterred after floodRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 25 | The Advocate

    Photo provided by John Schneider Studios -- John Schneider prepares his studios' barn for the J.S.S. Christmas Festival. Schneider's studios in Holden was affected by the historic flooding two weekends ago, but the filmmaker/actor says he will stay put and persevere.

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  2. More relief coming: East Baton Rouge Parish to begin debris removal next weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | The Advocate

    A schedule will be released later this week, Holden's office said in a statement, along with a map for residents to track trucks' progress and next stops. -- Residents are asked to place any storm-related debris on the public right-of-way, as close to curbside as possible; the public right-of-way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole, or easement.

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  3. Letters: In crisis, Louisiana spirit came throughRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 18 | The Advocate

    I and several thousand other folks were unlucky enough to get stranded for 24 hours on I-12 Saturday and Sunday. I've always been a believer in the basic goodness of my fellow citizens and the attitude was reinforced this weekend.

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  4. Baton Rouge businesses rail against curfew as airport loses flights, restaurants lose patronsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 17 | The Advocate

    The ball fields in the Joor Road area are drier after severe weather flooding in East Baton Rouge Parish on Tuesday August 16, 2016. A kayaker creates interesting patterns while paddling up Boreas Avenue off Old Hammond Highway.

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  5. Stephanie Grace Notes: Mayor Kip Holden picks the wrong time to pick a fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 17 | The Advocate

    By "they," I mean government officials from near and far, who have almost to a person risen to the occasion of the epic flooding crisis and sent reassuring signals that the important work of government will not be impeded by conflict or distraction. Gov. John Bel Edwards and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, an emergency response specialist from Florida who's gotten to know Louisiana pretty well during his years in office, were so in tune at Tuesday's news conference that Fugate joked about offering Edwards a job.

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  6. Reports of looting prompt EBR Parish curfew and a little political bickeringRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 16 | The Advocate

    Reports of looting cropping up in flooded areas after people evacuated for drier land prompted the call for a curfew in East Baton Rouge Parish by Sheriff Sid Gautreaux. Gautreaux said he got an executive order from the Gov. John Bel Edwards to impose the curfew because Mayor President Kip Holden did not exercise his authority sooner, like other parish and municipal leadership had already done in Livingston, Central and Tangipahoa over the past few days.

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  7. Reports of looting prompt an East Baton Rouge parish curfew and a little political bickeringRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 16 | The Advocate

    Reports of looting cropping up in flooded areas after people evacuated for drier land prompted the call for a curfew in East Baton Rouge Parish by Sheriff Sid Gautreaux. Gautreaux said he got an executive order from the Gov. John Bel Edwards to impose the curfew because Mayor President Kip Holden did not exercise his authority sooner, like other parish and municipal leadership had already done in Livingston, Central and Tangipahoa over the past few days.

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  8. Sherwood Forest residents scramble when floodwater arrives after midnightRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 14 | The Advocate

    Water from just north of Interstate 12 began rolling up Sherwood Forest Boulevard, stranding cars with water near their roofs, seeping into homes and forcing surprised homeowners to scramble. "My neighbor has been here for 30 years and never seen this," said Martin Valle, who was preparing to evacuate to a nearby shelter for at least one night with his wife and two sons.

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  9. Livingston Parish test scores show significant improvementRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 10 | The Advocate

    Livingston Parish schools showed significant improvement in state test scores for third- through eighth-grade students, Superintendent of Schools Rick Wentzel told the School Board during its most recent meeting. "The overriding goal of the state is to have students scoring at the Mastery level in English and language arts and math in the state by 2025," Wentzel said.

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  10. New Baton Rouge data shows stark income inequality, little hope in public educationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 4 | The Advocate

    The latest round of data and polling on East Baton Rouge Parish shows a stark income inequality between whites, blacks, Asians and Hispanics living here, and most agree that public schools are not doing a good enough job of educating the city-parish's future job-seekers. The Baton Rouge Area Foundation released its annual City Stats data on Thursday, which polls people from across the parish and analyzes data trends to find the pulse of where people generally stand on local and national issues.

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  11. Property tax bills to rise as local agencies collect more moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 31 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- The sun sets behind the Mississippi River Bridge, which services Interstate 10 between East and West Baton Rouge Parishes, photographed from East Baton Rouge, Wednesday, June 20, 2016. Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- The sun sets behind the Mississippi River Bridge, which services Interstate 10 between East and West Baton Rouge Parishes, photographed from East Baton Rouge, Wednesday, June 20, 2016.

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  12. At least ten tax votes could go on the East Batoin Rouge Parish December ballotRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2016 | The Advocate

    Ten East Baton Rouge Parish taxes - including two new millage proposals - inched closer to appearing on December's ballot during a Wednesday afternoon meeting of the Metro Council. The public vote will take place just a month after the presidential election in which voters will be asked to consider another pair of parishwide property taxes.

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  13. Grace: Baton Rouge officer shootings puts Gov. Edwards in spotlight againRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- From right, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, and Louisiana State Police Col. Mike Edmonson bow their heads in prayer before Edwards speaks during a prayer vigil, Thursday, July 7, 2016, at the Living Faith Christian Center on Winbourne Avenue, in Baton Rouge, La.

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  14. Have race relations between Baton Rouge police and black communities...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate file photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- New Baton Rouge Police graduates take the oath of Office during the 79th Baton Rouge Police Department Basic Training Academy graduation Monday July 8, 2013 at Baton Rouge Community College. The class graduated 27 trainees.

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  15. Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden to challenge Congressman Cedric Richmond this fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- EBR Mayor-President Melvin L. "Kip" Holden answers questions about why he's running for Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District on Wednesday morning May 18, 2016. Associated Press photo Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles as he greets voters at a caucus site Tuesday in Las Vegas.

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  16. Our Views: After a week that saw Alton Sterling shot and other tragedies, it's time to be gratefulRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2016 | The Advocate

    If there has ever been a time when we need such a clean slate, perhaps it's today, as Americans leave behind a week dominated by a dark tailspin into violence. The controversial police shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile in Minnesota are a matter of public record, as is the bizarre shooting of 12 Dallas law enforcement officials during what was supposed to be a peaceful protest meant to question how Sterling and Castile died.

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  17. Live updates: Protesters call for Baton Rouge mayor's resignation as...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Community activist Arthur 'Silky Slim' Reed, center, calls for the resignation of East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden within 72 hours, warning that if that doesn't happen, protests would not remain peaceful, during a demonstration outside the Triple S Food Mart, Saturday, July 9, 2016 in Baton Rouge, La., in part of the continuing response to the fatal shoot death last Tuesday of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge by a Baton Rouge Police Dept. officer.

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  18. Debutantes win scholarships at Mu Sigmaa s annual Scholarship & Academic Honors program on June 11Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2016 | The Advocate

    Photo provided by PORSCHA GAILES --- Scholarship program --- At the Mu Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority's annual Scholarship & Academic Honors program are, from left, Co-Chairwoman Porscha Gailes, Ty'Quieria Lodge, Tamara Alexander, Ashley Matthews, Kenya Ridley, Dimond DeCuir and chapter President Brenda Hives Smith. Photo provided by MELODY WATSON --- Edufest --- Mayor Kip Holden stops by BREC's Flannery Road Park June 28 to take part in the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge's second annual Edufest, presented by the local branch of My Brother's Keeper.

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  19. Concerned about Baton Rouge-area traffic? Nowa s your chance to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | The Advocate

    The government is expected to spend hundreds of millions - if not billions - of dollars on infrastructure in the Baton Rouge region in the coming decades, and Tuesday, officials from five area parishes began the process of divvying up the pot. By U.S. law, metropolitan areas must establish a planning agency that follows certain procedures to apply for federal transportation funding.

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  20. Continue reading a 'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | The Advocate

    The government is expected to spend hundreds of millions - if not billions - of dollars on infrastructure in the Baton Rouge region the coming decades, and Tuesday, officials from five area parishes began the process of divvying up the pot. By U.S. law, metropolitan areas must establish a planning agency which follows certain procedures to apply for federal transportation funding.

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