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Lafayette residents to see recycling changes starting Monday

Advocate staff photo by LESLIE WESTBROOK -- Lorenzo Thibodeaux helps unload new Republic recycling carts as he and other workers drop them off at residences Thursday, April 28, 2016, on Academy Road in Lafayette, La.

Thousands of Lafayette residents might be wondering why they now have a recycling cart in their driveway. Every home in Lafayette has either received or is scheduled to soon receive a new 96-gallon recycling cart as the city switches over to a new contractor effective Monday. The new contract also… Continue reading →

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Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- A green anole cautiously surveys the gardens as Independence Park's Botanical Gardens come back to life after a band of thunderstorms moved through the area Wednesday morning, April 27, 2016.

Photos: After the Rains

Independence Park’s Botanical Gardens come back to life after a band of thunderstorms moved through the area Wednesday morning, April 27, 2016.… Continue reading →

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Initial unemployment claims in Louisiana fall

First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending April 23 decreased to 2,684 from the previous week’s total of 2,791. For the comparable week a year earlier, there were 2,737, the state labor department said Friday. The… Continue reading →

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