Lafayette

News + Notes
Abortion rights protestors

In Louisiana, abortion is now illegal in almost in all cases. State law only allows for exceptions if pregnant woman’s life is in danger from a physical illness or a pregnant woman could otherwise sustain “serious, permanent impairment of a life-sustaining organ.”

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Hub Citizen
Man celebrates where Mouton statue was

How Lafayette commemorates Juneteenth

Organizers say the spirit of Juneteenth is one of unity, an opportunity for all to commemorate a milestone in the struggle for freedom and equality, take stock of enduring injustices and celebrate the contributions of the Black community.

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News + Notes
Louisiana State Capitol

Bills passed by Lafayette legislators this session will affect constituents including massage therapists, disabled veterans, postsecondary students with disabilities, teachers called to military duty, bingo players, fishing boat guides, members of the Krewe of Bonaparte and drunken school bus drivers.

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Local Voices

LETTER: We cannot stand silent

The library is the front line. We at Acadiana Queer Collective cannot stand silently while it actively silences the voices of our siblings who stand in harm’s way.

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