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  1. La. Travels: Catch the eclipse at arboretum, Poverty PointRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Advocate

    If the weather cooperates, the Louisiana State Arboretum and Poverty Point World Historic Site will be hosts for solar eclipse viewings. At the Arboretum inside Chicot State Park near Ville Platte, viewing will take place from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the nature center.

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  2. Smiley: Will talk Southern for foodRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 15 | The Advocate

    Joe L. Herring, of Baton Rouge, former secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, tells a story about the entertainment value of certain accents: "Back in the 1950s, I picked up one of my crew in Mississippi for a trip to Canada to band waterfowl. "After crossing the U.S.-Canadian border at night, we pulled into a mom and pop motel, checked in and went to the restaurant to eat.

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  3. Louisiana Municipal Association honors longtime Baker official HeineRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 9 | The Advocate

    Baker Councilman Pete Heine received a 2017 Louisiana Municipal Association President's Award, which recognizes public servants who have made 'above and beyond' contributions to its organization. Baker Councilman Pete Heine received a 2017 Louisiana Municipal Association President's Award, which recognizes public servants who have made 'above and beyond' contributions to its organization.

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  4. Louisiana budget balanced with millions tied up in lawsuitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 2 | The Advocate

    Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Eric LaFleur, D-Ville Platte, center, has an animated discussion with Sen. Rick Ward III, R-Port Allen, left, and Rep. Barry Ivey, R-Baton Rouge, right, on the Senate floor during legislative action Wednesday June 7, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La.. As they scraped together dollars to fill gaps in last year's budget, Louisiana lawmakers relied on nearly $36 million from a state escrow account tied to ongoing tax litigation, dollars that can't be spent while the lawsuits remain unresolved.

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  5. Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter D.L.Menard dies; composed Cajun classic 'The Back Door'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 28 | The Advocate

    Songwriter, performer, and recording artist D.L. Menard, who has been called the Cajun Hank Williams, shares a laugh as he is interviewed during the Cajun Zydeco Festival Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Armstrong Park in New Orleans. The two-day festival concludes Sunday with music, food, crafts, kids activities and speakers.

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  6. Smiley: Whole lotta shoppin' goin' onRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 27 | The Advocate

    Harry Clark, of Lafayette, says, "I know this woman, who shall go unnamed, who is an avid watcher of the Home Shopping Network. "I asked her why she liked it so much.

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  7. Our Views: Our French heritage and its discontentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 22 | The Advocate

    Gov. John Bel Edwards, center, Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser, left, and State Superintendent John White chat during their visit to Ville Platte High School to announce the launch of French Immersion Programs beginning in the 2017-18 school year at Ville Platte Elementary and Mamou Elementary Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at in Ville Platte, La.

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  8. State Police records: Evangeline Parish sheriff deputy on leave in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2017 | The Advocate

    An Evangeline Parish Sheriff's unit is parked outside the Sheriff's Office Thursday, December 29, 2016, in Ville Platte, La. An Evangeline Parish Sheriff's unit is parked outside the Sheriff's Office Thursday, December 29, 2016, in Ville Platte, La.

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  9. Smiley: Some damp good French idiomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2017 | The Advocate

    James Clary Jr., of Baton Rouge, says, "Your recent report from Ed Lakin on the unique spin the French put on common sayings, coupled with our constant rain, reminded me of this: "For a hard gully-washer, French people don't say 'It's raining cats and dogs,' they say 'It's raining hatchets' . "For rain of the unending variety, the French say 'It's been raining since Metz!' , a reference to their famous city with a 3,000-year history."

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  10. State legislators have gone home, but they will be back; here's whyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2017 | The Advocate

    From left, Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Cameron Henry Jr., R-Metairie, House Speaker Rep. Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Eric LaFleur, D-Ville Platte, meet in the front of the Senate Chamber during the last day of the regular legislative session Thursday June 8, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La.. Gov. John Bel Edwards, left, greets Rep. Gene Reynolds, D-Minden, right, after a press conference where Edwards talked about the just finished legislative session and the special session after the last day of the regular legislative session Thursday June 8, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La..

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  11. Louisiana Senate passes budget that fully funds TOPS after week of special sessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2017 | The Advocate

    Senate Finance Committee Chairman Eric LaFLeur, D-Ville Platte, leads debate over the $29 billion state budget during a session held Saturday, June 3, 2017. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Eric LaFLeur, D-Ville Platte, leads debate over the $29 billion state budget during a session held Saturday, June 3, 2017.

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  12. Louisiana Senate passes budget to fully fund TOPS after week of special sessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2017 | The Advocate

    Senate Finance Committee Chairman Eric LeFleur, D-Ville Platte, left, watches as House Appropriations Chairman Cameron Henry Jr., R-Metairie, center, chats with Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, before Alario appears before the House Appropriations Committee to present his Senate Concurrent Resolution 2 that would tap $99 million from the rainy day fund, the key effort to close the budget deficit, Tuesday Feb. 21, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La.

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  13. Legislature one step away from possibly passing a budget; Senate floor is next testRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2017 | The Advocate

    As Sen. Greg Tarver Sr., D-Shreveport, left, and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Eric LeFleur, D-Ville Platte, right, watches, Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, center, chats with them before the Senate Finance Committee meets concerning the rainy day fund. The Senate Finance Committee has advanced a resolution that would allow for the use of the state's rainy day fund.

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  14. Live: Latest budget attempt hits the House floor WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2017 | The Advocate

    From left, Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Cameron Henry Jr., R-Metairie, House Speaker Rep. Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Eric LaFleur, D-Ville Platte, meet in the front of the Senate Chamber during the last day of the regular legislative session Thursday June 8, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La.. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Cameron Henry Jr., R-Metairie, left, waits to chat with House Speaker Rep. Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, right, during the last day of the regular legislative session Thursday June 8, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La..

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  15. Stephanie Grace: State House giving independence a bad nameRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2017 | The Advocate

    From left, Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Cameron Henry Jr., R-Metairie, House Speaker Rep. Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Eric LaFleur, D-Ville Platte, meet in the front of the Senate Chamber during the last day of the regular legislative session Thursday June 8, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La..

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  16. Smiley: Creative ways to govern ourselvesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2017 | The Advocate

    After I expressed frustration in the Monday column over Louisiana's do-less-than-nothing Legislature, several readers offered suggestions about how to deal with this sad situation. Possibly the most extreme was from Cameron Heltz: "I hear Elon Musk is offering a group rate of less than $60,000 to Mars."

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  17. Speaker Barras expects state House to vote on budget on WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2017 | The Advocate

    The Legislature is taking a "fresh start" with the budget, House Speaker Taylor Barras told reporters Monday morning, on the first day of activity during the special session, and said he expected the full House to vote on the bill Wednesday. Barras, R-New Iberia, also disputed comments from Thursday by Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, and Sen. Eric LaFleur, D-Ville Platte, that the budget plan supported by the Senate and Gov. John Bel Edwards that day had originated with him in a meeting they had that morning.

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  18. Our Views: A dubious, ill-timed lawsuit seeks to undermine John White, Louisiana's education progressRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2017 | The Advocate

    Gov. John Bel Edwards, center, Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser, left, and State Superintendent John White chat during their visit to Ville Platte High School to announce the launch of French Immersion Programs beginning in the 2017-18 school year at Ville Platte Elementary and Mamou Elementary Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at in Ville Platte, La.

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  19. Baton Rouge man arrested for cashing $15K in stolen checks from business on LSU's campusRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2017 | The Advocate

    A Baton Rouge man has been arrested after allegedly stealing payroll checks from an LSU headquartered business and cashing them for more than $15,000. Vincent George, 31 of College Drive, faces multiple felony counts after allegedly stealing 35 APS Design payroll checks from the owner's office and cashing 26 of them, according to booking records.

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  20. Photos: Legislative Session Final DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2017 | The Advocate

    Rep. Harvey LeBas, D-Ville Platte, sorts the trash from the treasure putting the keepers in a box while cleaning out his desk during a recess on the last day of the regular legislative session Thursday June 8, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La.. Rep. Jeff Hall, D-Alexandria, left, chats with Rep. Barbara Norton, D-Shreveport, right, while the proceedings of fired FBI Director James Comey testifying before a congressional committee plays on the laptop during the last day of the regular legislative session Thursday June 8, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La..

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