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Councilman has no immediate plans to ask for another vote on proposal to ban smoking in Lafayette bars

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Scott Bernard smokes a cigarette inside Caffe Cottage on Friday afternoon. On Tuesday, the Lafayette City Council voted down a smoking ban for Lafayette bars.

The councilman who pushed unsuccessfully to ban smoking in Lafayette bars said he has no plans to revisit the issue any time soon following the council’s 5-4 vote on Tuesday to kill the measure. “The influence of the people just did not rise to the level that was sufficient enough to hold people accountable and… Continue reading →

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Rain hurting Louisiana wheat crop, affecting others

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Excessive rain across Louisiana is compounding existing problems with the state’s 2015 wheat crop and leading to what LSU Agricultural Center experts call a disastrous season. Heavy rains also are causing problems for some soybean and corn farmers, especially in the north… Continue reading →

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