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  1. Our Views: 'No excuse' for Louisiana lawmakers Bishop, Chabert to come to blows over legislationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 16 | The Advocate

    A car drives north on North Fourth Street before turning west on Spanish Town Road, with the State Capitol in the background during a brisk Thanksgiving night, Thursday, November 23, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La. A car drives north on North Fourth Street before turning west on Spanish Town Road, with the State Capitol in the background during a brisk Thanksgiving night, Thursday, November 23, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La.

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  2. Video: 'I truly apologize,' Louisiana lawmaker says after fist fight with colleagueRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 16 | The Advocate

    Louisiana state Rep. Stuart Bishop, R-Lafayette, took the House floor on Wednesday morning to address a reported fist fight he had with Sen. Norby Chabert, R-Houma, at a Baton Rouge bar on Tuesday night. "The integrity of this body is one thing I cherish and hold dear," he said.

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  3. 'Long Lost Family': Will Hammond woman, daughter reunite on tonight's show?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 15 | The Advocate

    'Long Lost Family' host Chris Jacobs, facing camera, speaks with Judy Dufrene, of Hammond, about the daughter she placed for adoption more than 35 years ago. The episode airs at 7 p.m. Tuesday on TLC.

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  4. Faith Matters: Expanding the Bethany familyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 4 | The Advocate

    The glass doors swung open as greeters welcomed members and visitors to the first of two services on a recent Sunday at Bethany Church. Once inside, the diverse group of churchgoers talked and had coffee before heading to the service, where many stood and moved to the uplifting music of the praise team and the preaching of Jonathan Stockstill, the pastor.

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  5. Alcohol delivery bills killed in House committeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 3 | The Advocate

    Customers itching to order a bottle of wine with their Waitr order had their hopes dashed Thursday after two alcohol delivery bills were killed in the House Judiciary committee. Senate Bill 489 by Sen. Dan "Blade" Morrish, R-Jennings, and House Bill 285 by Rep. John Stefanski, R-Crowley, aimed to establish rules for retailers and third-party delivery services, like Waitr and Instacart, to deliver factory sealed alcoholic beverages to customers.

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  6. Jazz Fest 2018 photos: What goes into event setup? A look behind the scenesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 25 | The Advocate

    Crews install banners on the Acura Stage for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La. Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

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  7. Proposal to make 30-minute recess mandatory in Louisiana schools clears first legislative hurdleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 25 | The Advocate

    A bill that would make it a state law that public school students have 30 minutes of recess per day cleared its first hurdle Wednesday. "Recess is a necessary break from academic work that offers cognitive, emotional and other benefits," said Rep. Beryl Amedee, R-Houma, sponsor of the bill.

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  8. House rejects bit to boost hunting, fishing licensesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 23 | The Advocate

    Despite three delays and a scaled-back bill, legislation that would authorize hikes in hunting and license fees failed Monday in the Louisiana House. Jack Montoucet, secretary for the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, has said the increases are needed because his agency has lost $65 million since 2009 because of state budget problems.

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  9. Lafayette teams place third, fifth in SBC tournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 23 | The Advocate

    The Southern Bowling Congress has concluded in Houston and we have some unofficial final results and here's what some Louisiana bowlers did: In handicap team, the Cajun Expleauxion of Lafayette was third at 3,609 and the Cajun Exterminators from Lafayette took fifth at 3,565 out of 424 teams. The Expleauxion team was fifth in scratch team at 3,465.

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  10. Effort to extend time to sue insurance companies for bad faith sidelined by House panelRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2018 | The Advocate

    Rep. Walt Leger III, D-New Orleans, left, and Rep. Alan Seabaugh, R-Shereveport, talk beforeaction in the House Ways & Means Committee, Sunday Feb. 25, 2018 at the State Capitol. Seabaugh went on to much debate with Leger and offered up amendments to several bills, including Leger's, during the meeting.

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  11. Bill to toughen TOPS requirements narrowly clears Louisiana House committeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2018 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by CHARLES CHAMPAGNE - Incoming freshman and transfer students head to their next STRIPES activity Tuesday, August 11, 2015 on Louisiana State University's campus. Advocate staff photo by CHARLES CHAMPAGNE - Incoming freshman and transfer students head to their next STRIPES activity Tuesday, August 11, 2015 on Louisiana State University's campus.

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  12. 'Serious expansion of gaming': Sports betting advances in Legislature, but more hurdles awaitRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2018 | The Advocate

    Betting on sports would become legal at gambling facilities throughout Louisiana - even at bars and restaurants - under legislation approved Tuesday by a Senate committee. Senate Bill 266 would authorize gambling on sports at the Harrah's New Orleans casino, the 15 floating casinos, the four racetrack casinos, the 200 video poker truck stop casinos and the more than 1,000 bars and restaurants with video poker machines.

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  13. How an abnormal Louisiana law deprives, discriminates and drives incarceration: Tilting the scalesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2018 | The Advocate

    Louisiana is one of only two states - Oregon is the other - that allows people charged with felonies to be convicted when only 10 of 12 jurors agree on guilt. Attorney Ben Cohen with the Promise of Justice Initiative poses for a photo in a legal library in New Orleans, La., Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

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  14. Tilting the scales series: Everything to know about Louisiana's controversial non-unanimous jury lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2018 | The Advocate

    Louisiana is one of only two states - along with Oregon - that allow people charged with felonies to be convicted when only 10 of 12 jurors agree on guilt. But there's much more to the story as an exhaustive, first-of-its-kind analysis by The Advocate reveals.

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  15. Download data used in The Advocate's exhaustive research in 'Tilting the scales' seriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2018 | The Advocate

    In order to examine how Louisiana's unusual law allowing non-unanimous verdicts was impacting the criminal justice system in the state, The Advocate undertook a year-long investigation with the goal of compiling as comprehensive a data set as possible of trials, defendants and juries. Matthew Allen was 20 when he stared across a courtroom in Houma at the 12 men and women who would decide whether he would spend the rest of hi The analysis shows that at every step, from the day jury summonses go out to the final proclamation of a verdict by the foreman, race is a crucial part of how the scales can be tilted against defendants in Louisiana.

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  16. How this La. law deprives, discriminates and drives incarceration: Tilting the scalesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2018 | The Advocate

    Louisiana is one of only two states - Oregon is the other - that allows people charged with felonies to be convicted when only 10 of 12 jurors agree on guilt. Attorney Ben Cohen with the Promise of Justice Initiative poses for a photo in a legal library in New Orleans, La., Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

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  17. Understanding Louisiana's nonunanimous jury law findings: Interactive, animated slideshowRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2018 | The Advocate

    Needing only 10 of 12 jurors to agree, Louisiana is one of only two states in which juries can convict by nonunanimous decisions . Louisiana's split jury law was adopted in 1898 during a notoriously racist constitutional convention.

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  18. Our Views: Change the 10-2 rule for Louisiana trialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2018 | The Advocate

    In a country created through noble dissent, Americans rarely expect or demand that even a small group of citizens will fully agree on anything. One broadly embraced exception is the requirement that all 12 members of a jury be unanimous in convicting a defendant of a felony.

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  19. Why oyster farmers were heard cheering after Louisiana House committee hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2018 | The Advocate

    Standing room only as Rep. Jerome Zeringue, R-Houma, center table, presents his HB722 requiring oysters taken or sold to be "wholesome and marketable" and describes what qualifies as such in the House Natural Resources and Environment Committee Wednesday March 28, 2018, in Baton Rouge, La. Patrick Banks, Asst.

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  20. Hunting and fishing license increase goes to full Louisiana HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2018 | The Advocate

    Jack Montoucet, secretary for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, told the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday that hunting and fishing fees need to be raised for the first time in 18 years. The plan requires legislative approval, and Montoucet, a former lawmaker, said doing so will be an "uphill battle."

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