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Acadiana News Updates

Should Louisiana move into Phase 2 of reopening this week? It might be too soon

BY JEFF ADELSON | Staff writer

Gov. John Bel Edwards is expected to announce on Monday whether Louisiana has made enough progress suppressing the spread of the coronavirus to further loosen restrictions on businesses and gatherings. Read more

Lafayette allows indoor, outdoor live music under Phase 1 reopening

BY CLAIRE TAYLOR | Staff writer

Lafayette officials won't shut down indoor or outdoor live music events, despite restrictions put in place by the governor's office under the Phase 1 reopening. Read more

Rally planned at UL Lafayette Sunday morning over police-related death in Minneapolis

Staff report

At least three local organizations say they are planning a peaceful rally at 11 a.m. Sunday in solidarity with the people in Minneapolis who are protesting a police-involved death there. Read more

 
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2 on-campus UL Lafayette students test positive for coronavirus; protocols in place

By KEN STICKNEY | Staff writer

Two on-campus University of Louisiana at Lafayette students have tested positive for COVID-19, spokesman Eric Maron confirmed Saturday. The students shared an on-campus apartment. Read more

Mark Ballard: Louisiana TV lawyers are at the heart of the debate over car insurance costs

BY MARK BALLARD | Capitol Bureau editor

In his spirited attempt to pass legislation that he says will lower auto insurance prices by 25%, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has taken to blaming boogeymen: television lawyers. Read more

Foote: Suspicions raised as LHSAA investigates Acadiana-area high school football workouts

BY KEVIN FOOTE | Staff writer

Even for these strange coronavirus days, Thursday was a particularly peculiar one. Read more

 
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Surrounded by uncertainty, soak up the unexpected silver linings brought by coronavirus

BY JAN RISHER | Contributing writer

About the time Piper, my now 18-year-old daughter, got her driver’s license, she hijacked my Spotify account. Read more

Iberia deputies looking for suspects in string of laundry detergent thefts

Staff and KATC-TV reports

The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Department is asking for help locating two suspects wanted for a string of laundry detergent thefts from local Dollar General stores, according to KATC. Read more

Will Sutton: Pastor Tony Spell, you're no Rosa Parks. You're not Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

BY WILL SUTTON | STAFF COLUMNIST

I ride the public transit bus. I’m no Rosa Parks. Read more

 
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