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Lawmakers looking for ways to balance the budget

The Louisiana State Capitol building in Baton Rouge.

Louisiana legislators are throwing out all sorts of ideas to see what sticks in hopes of short-circuiting possible layoffs and deep budget cuts. State government will bring in about $1.4 billion less next fiscal year than is needed to pay for the current level of services. Come Monday, that hole could get much larger. To bring… Continue reading →

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Report: Saints reach an agreement to sign CFL cornerback Delvin Breaux

Advocate staff file photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Delvin Breaux

. The Saints have reached an agreement to sign cornerback Delvin Breaux. The CFL import worked… Continue reading →

Thousands turn out for Bobby Jindal's prayer rally at LSU; students, activists protest too

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Pro-life supporters exit busses in preparation of Gov. Bobby Jindal's speaking engagement near the LSU Greek Theatre prior to a prayer rally, called

Gov. Bobby Jindal’s day of prayer went off without a hitch Saturday — and without much commotion.… Continue reading →

Capitol Buzz: Poll shows uptick in Gov. Bobby Jindal’s approval

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Jerome Zeringue, Executive Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Activities, speaks at the Baton Rouge Press Club about coastal issues facing Louisiana.

Gov. Bobby Jindal has seen a slight uptick in Louisianans who view him favorably, according to a… Continue reading →

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Southern’s ‘Human Jukebox’ performs in Atlanta

Southern University’s marching band, known as the “Human Jukebox,” took to the field at Atlanta’s Georgiadome Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, competing against eight other historically black universities.… Continue reading →

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Legendary Wild Magnolias Big Chief Bo Dollis has passed away. He has been in ill health and traveled the streets of the city on Mardi Gras 2013 in a motorized chair.

Bo Dollis, big chief of the Wild Magnolias, dead at 71

Big Chief Theodore “Bo” Dollis, who led the Wild Magnolia tribe for several decades and whose gritty voice helped introduce Mardi Gras Indian music to a worldwide audience,… Continue reading →

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Lawmakers looking for ways to balance the budget

The Louisiana State Capitol building in Baton Rouge.

Louisiana legislators are throwing out all sorts of ideas to see what sticks in hopes of short-circuiting possible layoffs and deep budget cuts. State government will bring in about $1.4 billion less next fiscal year than is needed to pay for the… Continue reading →

Sports

Lewis: Craving more Tom Benson family gossip? It’s time to grow up.

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson enters the field in a preseason game between the New Orleans Saints and the Baltimore Ravens at the Superdome in New Orleans, La. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.

Enjoying the Benson Family Feud? Well, who wouldn’t? You’ve got money, power and relationship issues far beyond what just about any of us would ever be involved with. You’ve got a man some have never forgiven for supposedly wanting… Continue reading →

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How to sparkle for Carnival

Advocate staff photo by PAM BORDELON --- Silver beaded clutch with beaded fringe. From Russo Ross.

If you want to know what to wear to your first Carnival ball, ask the woman who knows the inside terms “valet shoes” and “jewelry dress” and who has at least one floor-length gown with a frayed hem from too much wear. She… Continue reading →

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Review: Depp indulges inner clown in charmless ‘Mortdecai’

Lionsgate photo by DAVID APPLEBY -- Gywneth Paltrow, left, and Ewan McGregor star in 'Mortdecai,' opening Friday.

Any film credited with its own “mustache wrangler” really should have been much more fun than Johnny Depp’s latest misfiring action-comedy. Mostly set in contemporary England, but aiming for the zingy retro feel of a vintage Peter Sellers or Terry-Thomas feature from… Continue reading →

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Photos: Confetti Kids Mardi Gras

Advocate staff photo by ANDREA MABRY -- The Mardi Gras Parade in the Point walks down Belleville Street on Saturday, January 24, 2014.

The APA and Confetti Kids held the 2nd annual Mardi Gras Parade In the Point on Saturday in Algiers Point.… Continue reading →

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