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It’s been a long time coming: Photography and the Civil Rights movement

Images let us see through other people’s eyes. Images let us share someone else’s experience of the world. Shared experiences can lead to understanding and, ultimately, change.

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Q&A with Geoff Daily

Economy and budget columnist Geoff Daily hosted a live text-based Q&A session Friday, June 26. Here are his answers your burning questions about Lafayette’s economic outlook.

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72 hours of panic, paranoia and painting through a pandemic

A false positive on a coronavirus test sets off a chain reaction of confusion and panic for contributor Nathan Stubbs. Tests might now be abundant but clarity remains in short supply.

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LETTER: White friends, love is not enough

Every time something awful and important is happening in the world, I see them. They rise like unsightly blisters as I scroll through my social media: Let’s flood Facebook with POSITIVITY instead of NEGATIVITY! Or  Love everyone, even those who look different from you, pray different from you, and VOTE different from you. (Vote is almost always in bold.) Or  […]

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‘Take them all down’ — Lafayette artist uses the Mouton statue as a canvas for a message of change

Artist Lessie LeBlanc-Melancon is using the nearly 100-year-old statue itself to project her views on the statue and what it stands for — literally

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Parks & Rec employee put on administrative leave same week Boudreaux was pushed out

The gist: A Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department employee was placed on administrative leave the same week longtime Director Gerald Boudreaux tendered his resignation after a heated discussion with Mayor-President Josh Guillory the morning of June 2. The employee later returned to the office but has since been temporarily suspended.

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Coronavirus Updates: Louisiana staying in Phase 2; ‘We all need to do a better job’

The gist: In light of growing cases and hospitalizations, Gov. Edwards announced Monday he will not move Louisiana to the next phase of reopening. Rebounds across the state — and in Acadiana in particular — have frustrated the state’s efforts to keep the curve and forced the pause.

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Reader Talk: What to do with Alfred Mouton?

We asked readers this week to sound off: Is it time for the statue of Alfred Mouton to go? Here’s what they had to say.

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Just in from Sheriff Mark Garber: COVID-19 hits LPCC

Four Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s correctional deputies and an asymptomatic inmate have tested positive for COVID-19.

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COLUMN: It’s time for Lafayette to take its housing crisis seriously

Lafayette is facing a severe housing crisis, with thousands of people at risk of losing their homes. This crisis started before the pandemic, but the coronavirus and its impact on our economy has just added fuel to a fire that’s now threatening to rage through our community.

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LGH pauses community testing, updates St. Martin Parish testing info

Lafayette General Health is pausing its community COVID-19 testing efforts in St. Martin Parish for part of this week. Testing in Arnaudville ends today.

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‘Have you ever heard of a black man with a cheese knife?’ — A conversation with artist Cory Stewart

His Acadiana Black Pride Flag has caught on as a local symbol of solidarity with the nation’s swelling protests and calls for change

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