Month: April 2023

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youngsville home built by Clare Homes

Can Lafayette build its way to a resilient future?

A new Habitat for Humanity home in the historic La Place neighborhood near Downtown could be a model for homes that create more energy than they use and meet some of the nation’s highest construction standards.

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Link to “Agent” for DA’s pretrial diversion program pleads guilty to bribery (opens in new window)

Dusty Guidry, who was arrested in 2021 on drug charges, is accused of creating two companies to accept bribes from four different “vendors” in a bill of information. The bill accused him of two counts of conspiracy, one count of bribery and includes a motion for forfeiture of assets. The court record shows he pleaded guilty to all counts on March 23, three days after the bill of information was filed.

Source: KATC

Link to Transgender Day of Visibility protests marked by anxiety over anti-LGBTQ legislation (opens in new window)

In Louisiana, legislators are allowed just five non-fiscal for the 2023 regular session because a provision in state law requires them to focus on financial matters in odd-numbered years. Still, a handful of legislators have used their limited number of bills to prioritize legislation that affects the LGBTQ community.

Source: LA Illuminator