Gruver lawyer: the 25 million dollars sought in Max's death a warning
Posted on 8/20/2018 5:37:00 PM.

A family lawyer says the Twenty-five million dollars being sought by the Gruver family in the case related to his alleged hazing death is there to send a warning to other academic institutions about the need to taking hazing seriously. While one of the Gruver family’s attorneys Don Cazayoux says the no amount of money will bring back their loved one, the price tag is more about sending a message to all involved in the incident in hopes that it puts a stop to hazing culture.
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Drag Queen Story Time at the Lafayette Library
Posted on 8/20/2018 5:22:00 PM.

In October the Lafayette Public Library will play host to a few drag queens who will be reading stories to kids about the importance of accepting classmates and their families who may come from non-traditional households. Its Drag Queen Story time, and it’s rolling into town October 6th.
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Kennedy prepping legislation to go after gun control banks
Posted on 8/20/2018 5:20:00 AM.

Senator John Kennedy says the 7-6 Bond Commission decision against allowing bids from banks who deny financing to certain gun manufacturers and sellers is a statement victory that will inspire similar efforts in other conservative states, and even Congress. Kennedy says the result has inspired gun rights leaders crafting their own plans for going after companies that push gun control.
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Children and Family services is partnering with CASA this month for a major recruitment drive for much needed volunteers
Posted on 8/18/2018 5:10:00 AM.

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services and Louisiana Court Appointed Special Advocates have partnered up this month for a major drive to recruit foster parents and CASA volunteers across the state, which is in serious need of volunteers.

7,900 children are in foster care for abuse or neglect in the Bayou state and only 3,900 have access to a CASA volunteer. Judge Kathleen Stewart-Richie cites a national study that says those volunteers have a major impact on children in the system.
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First Medical Marijuana in Louisiana to be Planted Friday
Posted on 8/16/2018 3:42:00 PM.

The first medical pot is on track to be planted Friday after a successful meeting between the Ag Department, the LSU Ag Center, and GB Sciences, gave the green light for GB to start the process of growing the medicinal marijuana. It’s a temporary go ahead for GB, who provides the plants for LSU. Ag Commissioner Mike Strain says they had to survey the facility before giving the thumbs up.
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John White: Teacher Pay Increases Have to Happen Now
Posted on 8/16/2018 1:43:00 PM.

State Superintendent of Education John White says it's time to start paying the state's teachers more money. As a guest on Talk Louisiana with Jim Engster this morning, White discussed the recovery of the economy and increased stability in the budget, now is the time to make sure teacher’s pay is keeping up with competition in other states and other industries.
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