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SLCC announces scholarship recipients

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LAFAYETTE – More than $30,000 in scholarships was awarded to students at South Louisiana Community College for the current spring semester.

Less speckbelly geese in Louisiana may lead to shorter season

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Paul Link, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ North American Waterfowl Management plan coordinator, holds a banded specklebelly goose. The department is studying habitat use, movements, immigration and emigration, fidelity to wintering areas of specklebellies. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

They fly by your house, and they honk.
No, they aren’t friends and neighbors greeting you as they travel on your street — they are migrating geese.
Of the species of geese that midwinter in Louisiana, specklebellies are visiting the state in dwindling numbers.

One Acadiana hires Mouton to direct governmental affairs

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Phyllis Mouton is the new Vice President of Governmental Affairs for One Acadiana.

LAFAYETTE – One Acadiana (1A) has hired a remarkable leader to direct the development and execution of 1A’s government relations strategy, including advocacy efforts, lobbying activities, and coalition building.

A new era begins

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Louisiana’s 56th Governor John Bel Edwards was sworn into office Monday at the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge. The crowd and Edwards’ peers cheered as he prepared to deliver his first address as governor. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

BATON ROUGE — Thousands of Louisianians watched as a new chapter in Louisiana’s history began to be written on Monday, January 11, 2016.

Dardenne claims that state’s budget problems are severe

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Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne talks about the state budget situation during a meeting held by One Acadiana. (LSN photo by Harlan Kirgan)

LAFAYETTE — The state faces a $487 million shortfall in its current budget and there is no single solution to the problem, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne said Friday at a meeting hosted by One Acadiana at the Picard Center.

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