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Louisiana employees using medical marijuana protected by new law

Among the most recent bills signed into law by Governor John Bel Edwards is ACT 651 of the 2022 Regular Session, another piece of legislation expanding protections afforded users of medical marijuana.  Enacted … [Read More...]

Resources to stay informed of local safety measures during flood emergency

How will you stay informed of local actions and public safety measures during an emergency? Having the right information at the right time is necessary to make the right #FloodSafety decisions. The City of … [Read More...]

Ascension Parish announces new app!

Ascension Parish Government is proud to introduce its mobile application.  Through this app, residents can stay informed, report issues, check in with Parish services, and much more.  The app is currently … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

New law requires K-12 “instruction relative to mental health”

Among the most recent bills signed into law by Governor John Bel Edwards is ACT 650 of the 2022 Regular Session which vastly expands the authority of local school boards.  The Act creates Revised Statute … [Read More...]

BASF’s TECH Academy introduces local high school students to technical careers

Fifteen area high school students recently completed BASF’s TECH Academy – a week-long educational and workforce development program hosted at River Parishes Community College (RPCC). TECH Academy encourages … [Read More...]

JBE on SCOTUS overturning Roe v. Wade

Gov. John Bel Edwards today issued a statement about the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling by the United States Supreme Court, which overturned Roe v. Wade. Gov. Edwards said: “I am and … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

D-I-Y Oyster Shell projects at Gonzales Library (Tuesday)

Elevate an ordinary oyster shell into a beautiful, DIY trinket dish at the Gonzales library on Tuesday, June 28 at 6:00pm! Use your dish as a catch-all tray to hold paperclips or rings and other jewelry. Get a … [Read More...]

Donaldsonville City Council meeting agenda (Tuesday)

DONALDSONVILLE COUNCIL AGENDA TUESDAY, June 28, 2022| 6:00 P.M. MEETING TO BE HELD IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS 1. INVOCATION 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 3. ROLL CALL 4. AGENDA AMENDMENTS 5. ADOPTION OF MINUTES … [Read More...]

Governor Edwards tests positive for COVID-19

On Friday Governor John Bel Edwards’ office announced that following a routine COVID-19 test after returning from travel, he has tested positive for COVID-19. The Governor is fully vaccinated against COVID and … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Gonzales man on bicycle dies in Prairieville crash

LSP Troop A release: On June 25, 2022, shortly after 9:00 pm, Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a fatal crash involving a bicyclist on US 61 south of LA 73, north of Germany … [Read More...]

One-woman percussion show at AP Library branches (Tuesday/Wednesday)

Feel the rhythm and get ready to jam with Lady Chops! Elizabeth Vidos, also known as Lady Chops, is bringing her one-woman drumming show to the library this summer. This energetic, interactive, and fun for the … [Read More...]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of June 16-22

Below is Ascension Sheriff's arrest report for the week of June 16-22: June 16 arrests: David Warren, 62, New Orleans was arrested pursuant to a fugitive warrant; Chad Falcon, 55, Donaldsonville was … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Dancing for a Cause announces star/professional pairings for July 9 event

Dancing or a Cause, the annual fundraiser to support The ARC of East Ascension, is back.  Nine local celebrity dancers take the stage at Lamar Dixon’s REV Center (formerly the 4H Building) on Saturday, July 9 … [Read More...]

Graves/Plaskett bill to end Disaster Recovery Bureaucracy

U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) and Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (U.S. Virgin Islands) passed bipartisan disaster relief legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and … [Read More...]

SCOTUS overturns Roe v. Wade, triggering 2006 anti-abortion law in Louisiana

From Attorney General Jeff Landry: In the decades since Roe v. Wade, nearly 60 million innocent lives were lost to abortion; today, the bleeding stops as the United States Supreme Court has overturned that … [Read More...]

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