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Smiley Anders

Mark Ballard

Our Views: Minimum wage bill hits a roadblock

Gov. John Bel Edwards testifies in the Senate Labor Committee in support of minimum wage increase and equal pay bills while Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, listens. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

Increasing the minimum wage in Louisiana is a primary goal for Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards. He repeated it like a mantra on the campaign trail. He gave it a featured spot in his Jan. 11 inauguration address. It was the issue… Continue reading →

James Gill

Stephanie Grace

Gregory Roberts

Scott Rabalais

Patricia Gannon

Patricia Gannon: Allons à Lafayette

Janice Copeland, Julie and Matt Galloway, Michael Doumit, Robert Copeland

Francophones and everyone else descended on downtown for the city’s premier annual event, Festival International de Louisiane. Hyped for days in advance, the event lived up to its reputation, and reportedly crowds of 400,000 came and went… Continue reading →

Chante Warren: Common Ground

Danny Heitman: At Random

Quin Hillyer