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Kevin Blanchard

Kevin Blanchard covered local government for The Advocate. He later ran Lafayette's Public Works Department. He's currently the chief operating officer of Southern Lifestyle Development.

VISION 2020: Let’s prove our faith in Downtown by investing in it

My dad is a preacher. A good one. His sermons, whether delivered from the pulpit, at home or as a prelude to my being grounded, taught me a lot about life. And because we went to church whenever the lights were on — and because I’ve been grounded often and for a variety of reasons that seemed like good ideas […]

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Library taxes and the city-parish divide

Arguing about library taxes proves we should be talking about consolidated government and how it simply isn’t working out.

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Lexington To Lafayette

Lafayette can be the next great American city. But only if we recognize that we can’t build consensus in a vacuum.

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