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League of Women Voters members run a registration drive

Lafayette public schools pause campus voter drives

State law now requires public schools to offer voter registration on campus, but prohibits political groups. Lafayette school officials want the secretary of state to weigh in on who is, and who isn’t, partisan.

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Lafayette City Court building in downtown Lafayette

The ‘People’s Court’: How Lafayette City Court works

What happens in Lafayette City Court can have a substantial impact on people’s lives. The setting is intimate, meaning judges play an even bigger and more personal role in what’s often called the People’s Court.

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Link to Ernest Gaines to appear on postage stamp (opens in new window)

The internationally acclaimed author, who died in November 2019 at age 86, was UL Lafayette writer-in-residence emeritus; he taught creative writing at the University from 1983 until his retirement in 2010.

The stamp, which the United States Postal Service announced today, will be the 46th in its Black Heritage series; it will feature an oil painting based on a photograph that portrays a stoic, poised Gaines wearing his trademark beret.

Source: KATC