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Daveed Diggs Isn't Cutting His Hair, So 'Hamilton' Fans Can Sleep Soundly Tonight

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.14.2016 | Arts

If you, like any other fervently dedicated “Hamilton” fan, have been feeling a sense of impending doom ever since Lin-Manuel Miranda left Broadway...

Does the French Language Make Us Think Of The World Differently?

Pascale Richard | Posted 04.14.2016 | Education
Pascale Richard

Last Summer, when the Hermione, Lafayette's reconstructed frigate, crossed the Atlantic from Rochefort, France, to travel up the US East Coast from Vi...

Public Defender Meltdown in Louisiana

Bill Quigley | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Louisiana, which has the highest incarceration rate in the country, no longer provides public defenders to all its people accused of crimes; within months over half its public defender offices are expected to become insolvent.

The Faithful Shopper: Valentine's Day Victory

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 02.11.2016 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Love is in the air and the pressure is on to pamper your precious! Here are some ideas from the heart and the luxury of being a "last minute lover" is...

Frustrated Father Says Cops Won't 'Do Anything' About Missing Daughter

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 01.09.2016 | Crime

A Louisiana man is frustrated with police, claiming they were insensitive and put forth little effort to locate his daughter and her best friend after...

What I Learned From Listening to Ravel's Bolero for 14 Hours

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 12.10.2015 | College
Mitch Ditkoff

During the course of a lifetime a human being goes through many rites of passage. Birth, for example. First love. The death of a family member and end...

#AimingForChange To End Gun Violence

Sarah Clements | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
Sarah Clements

For far too long, guns have been a third-rail issue not only for politicians, but for celebrities, too. It is time we consider that artists are people, too, and they often share a common sense of personal responsibility through their work to inspire others. Let's stand behind cultural icons to do just that.

Louisiana Hospital Sends Pizza To ER Staff Treating Oregon Shooting Victims

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 10.05.2015 | Good News

A simple gesture brought a moment of comfort to a hospital staff dealing with tragedy. While caring for victims of the Umpqua Community College shooti...

These Are the Rules of Trauma Club

Sezin Koehler | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Sezin Koehler

Welcome to Trauma Club. The first rule of Trauma Club is you must talk about Trauma Club. The second rule of Trauma Club is you must talk about Trauma Club. Do not keep the maelstrom of emotions coursing through you inside.

The Power of One

Liza Long | Posted 08.21.2015 | Impact
Liza Long

Like many Americans, I held my breath on Friday, August 7, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. as I waited for the verdict to be read in the James Holmes case.

We're Just Haggling Over Price

Eric Conrad | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics
Eric Conrad

I am a Southern, white, gun-owning male who worries that one day my family will have to pay the price for America's unwillingness to stand up to the gun lobby. Let me be very clear: I am not opposed to personal gun ownership. What I am opposed to is the gun lobby's stranglehold on our elected leaders.

The Weekly Shooting Cycle

Eric Kasum | Posted 07.24.2016 | Politics
Eric Kasum

Refuse to speak the words gun violence. Call it domestic terrorism. That's what it really is. Like my father, we must have the courage to take a stand. Let's refuse to be bullied by the NRA and the gun industry and their wealthy donors and highly-paid lobbyists.

I Don't Want to Be Scared

Jill Patir | Posted 07.24.2016 | Parents
Jill Patir

With the arrival of my daughter, I went through typical first-time-mom fears. Is she eating enough? Is she sleeping enough? Is she hurt? Uncomfortable? Cold? Hot? Oh dear lord, am I doing this all wrong?

Latest Theater Tragedy Makes Case for Changing Gun Laws

Kevin Price | Posted 07.24.2016 | Politics
Kevin Price

It has happened again, another "gun free zone" has attracted another murderer at a place intended for family entertainment. People in the Grand Theater on Johnston Street in Lafayette, Louisiana had that entertainment disrupted in a violent way, ending with 3 dead and 9 injured.

Never Going Away

Wayne Self | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Self

Eventually, even Louisiana politicians will figure out that the story of LGBT people in Louisiana is like the story of the Upstairs Lounge, itself: uncomfortable, suppressed for too long, but always there, ready to be heard, and never going away.

United States of ... Spain?

Guillermo Fesser | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Guillermo Fesser

The Spanish legacy in the US is something nobody seems to have a clue about. Neither Americans, nor Spaniards. Two thirds of the actual territory of the U.S. was once under Spanish rule, and for some reason, that fascinating part of history has never been told.

Mardi Gras Is the Flip Side of the Blues

Buckwheat Zydeco | Posted 05.11.2014 | Entertainment
Buckwheat Zydeco

This post is co-authored by Ted Fox It's been probably twenty years or more since I was home for Mardi Gras. I'm always on the road. But, you know, B...

Tale Of The Tape: Mother Says This Is No Way To Treat A Child

Posted 09.20.2012 | Education

The mother of a Louisiana fourth grader whose mouth was taped shut by a substitute teacher who wanted to stop him from talking in class is seeking to ...

Jobs Lost to Deep Drilling Ban Less Than Predicted

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

The Gulf Coast remains banged up and broken from BP's spill. But worries that Louisiana workers would be hit hard by the federal drilling ban still haven't materialized.

Lafayette's Tellory Foods acquired by Sartoni Foods

Daily Camera. | Daily Camera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Wisconsin-based Sartoni Foods on Monday acquired Tellory Foods, a Lafayette-based maker of pesto, dips and spreads, for an undisclosed sun....

Next mayor of Lafayette: Frank Phillips

Daily Camera. | Daily Camera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Lafayette, Home News

The city's current longest-serving councilman, Frank Phillips, was chosen by his colleagues Tuesday night to be the next mayor....

PHOTOS: 13 Best Cities for Jobs: The Milken Institute

The Huffington Post | Nicole Hardesty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Would you move to Fort-Hood, Texas if it meant finally finding a job? The Milken Institute released its annual Best Performing Cities 2010 report this...

True Blood Is Making Me Want To Be a Vegan

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrea Chalupa

Eating meat and watching True Blood doesn't always sit well, so in the spirit of the conscientious Bill Compton, our Sunday's have gone vegan.

ANOTHER RTD Crash Results In Hospitalization; Driver In Saturday Accident Faces Charges

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

UPDATE: Marvin "Chip" Webb, the bicyclist in injured during a collision with and RTD bus Tuesday night, died on Wednesday at Denver Health. The 43-ye...

U.S. News And World Report: Peak To Peak Makes List of Best High Schools

Daily Camera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

For the third year in a row, Lafayette's Peak to Peak High School has been ranked a "Top 100 Gold Medal High School" by U.S. News and World Report. P...