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Why A Vote For An Establishment Candidate Could Be A Vote For Trump In N.H.

A lot of Republicans will head to the polls in New Hampshire on Tuesday, motivated to vote against Donald Trump.But because of a quirk in how the state party allocates delegates and how fractured the "establishment" field is, it could mean that an anti-Trump vote will actually be a vote for the New York billionaire.Here's how:The state party awards delegates on a proportional basis to presidential candidates based on their vote statewide and by congressional district.But it also has a 10...
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M. Clark / La. Opera

The Louisiana Opera company is again hosting an intimate performance and dinner on the weekend of Valentine's Day, with Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved musical Carousel.

The concert-style production on Friday, February 12 features excerpts from the full show, including songs "If I Loved You," the "Soliloquy," and "You'll Never Walk Alone."

Ann Bloxom Smith / Downtown Gallery Crawl

The Downtown Gallery Crawl stitches together both downtown Monroe and West Monroe and offers the public a chance to interact with local art and artist. Held every even numbered month throughout the year, this month's event encompasses eight galleries and contains exhibits in all types of media.  

Ben Hickey, curator of collections and exhibitions at the Masur Museum of Art, stresses the importance of art in today's society, "Art really helps to connect the dots. It helps to understand your world."

Emerald Harris / ULM

The University of Louisiana Monroe held a check presentation on Thursday to publicly acknowledge a $60,000 donation from IberiaBank.

The donation went toward the establishment of the IberiaBank Endowed Professorship of Distinction for recruiting and retaining faculty in the ULM College of Business and Social Sciences.

The press conference was held in conjunction with ULM’s 2016 first quarter Foundation board meetings on the 7th floor of the Library Conference Center.

Do remember the old films where a snake oil salesman is on the back of a wagon selling small bottles of medicine? The population of swindlers has increased since the information age. Avoiding being scammed out of your hard earned money is up to you. Here are five ways to take personal responsibility for your own money.

Big Creek Trade Days

"Mom and Pop" businesses across the Ark-La-Miss will have a new place to gather in north central Louisiana. Big Creek Trade Days in Ruston holds an open house for vendors February 6th and 7th. 

Owners Vida Diamond and Connie Watts say they want to offer a secure location for venders to sell their wares to the community. The open house event allows vendors to see the facilities and spaces available for rent.

Louisiana Delta Ballet

The Louisiana Delta Ballet brings the allure of ballroom dancing to the Twin Cities for the 8th Dancing with the Stars competition on Friday, February 5th. The event, like the popular television series, pairs local celebrities with dancers in the LDB to compete against each other for the title.

“It’s just one of those events that people love. We sell out every year,” says Jeanine Patton with the LDB.

The North Central Louisiana Master Gardeners host the 5th annual Gardening Seminar on Saturday, February 6th in Lomax Hall on the Louisiana Tech campus. The seminar, aptly titled "The Birds and the Bees; the Flowers and the Trees," focuses on the importance of pollinators.

"We're hoping that people begin to realize the importance of pollinators in our gardens -- to enhance the garden environment and to also save the lives of some of our pollinators that are going toward extinction," says Master Gardener Kathy Stone.

Children's Coalition

The 4th annual What Works Conference will be held Thursday, January 28, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Monroe Convention Center.

This year's focus is "Healthy Living" and will include an emphasis on not only mental and physical health, but also on healthy relationships, according to Executive Director of the Children's Coalition Lynn Clark.

Krewe of Janus Sails With Jean Lafitte

Jan 27, 2016
Krewe of Janus

The Krewe of Janus embarks on their 33rd Mardi Gras Parade this Saturday, carrying a theme of "Jean Lafitte's Treasure" with them.  

Janet Breard, one of the original members of the organization, explains the history of the Krewe of Janus. The Krewe held its first parade in 1984, and has been cultivating both the Mardi Gras spirit and the tradition ever since. 


LeVar Burton, widely known for hosting the show Reading Rainbow and starring in Roots, will speak at the University of Louisiana Monroe as part of this year’s Lyceum Series, at 7 p.m., on February 25, in ULM’s Brown Auditorium.

A Patron Party will precede the event at 5 p.m. in the ULM Library Conference Center, located on the seventh floor of the ULM Library.


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Managing the Play Clock of Brinkmanship

Today, Governor John Bel Edwards is expected to issue his call for the special legislative session to begin February 14th.“The need for additional revenue is now, and it’s acute,” Edwards has said.The call will tell lawmakers to consider a number of revenue-raising measures to alleviate the state budget shortfall, which Commissioner of Administration attributes to “poor fiscal planning combined with a shortfall of revenue.”
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