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Wednesday 04/01/2015
Drawing more lines in sand with Iran
Posted: April 01, 2015 - 2:00 pm

The deadline isn’t the deadline any more and the goal that there’d be a “framework agreement” has been softened to a “framework understanding,” in the negotiations with Iran seeking to limit the country’s nuclear capabilities.

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Tuesday 03/31/2015
Special outcome at meet
Posted: March 31, 2015 - 2:00 pm

There was nothing to take the shine off the pure joy and enthusiasm shown last week at the Iberia Parish Special Olympics Local Track Meet.

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Sunday 03/29/2015
Disturbing account of an accused deserter
Posted: March 29, 2015 - 6:00 am

“We have a commitment to our men and women serving in the military, defending our national security every day, that we’re going to do everything we can to bring them home if we can, and that’s what we did in this case.”

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Thursday 03/26/2015
Farewell to boxer from the golden era
Posted: March 26, 2015 - 2:00 pm

The golden days of Louisiana high school boxing, especially those awesome pugilistic years in New Iberia, lost another golden ray this week with the death of Joe Viator.

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Wednesday 03/25/2015
American pride is offensive?
Posted: March 25, 2015 - 2:00 pm

If you moved to Texas would you be offended if your son’s or daughter’s school had a Texas Pride day where it celebrated good things about that state? Or if you moved to Canada or some other country, would you find it objectionable your child’s school had a “Canada Pride” day or similar?

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Tuesday 03/24/2015
Retiree raise OK for some
Posted: March 24, 2015 - 2:00 pm

It is a feel-good attempt at helping former state workers, but state Rep. Sam Jones’ bill to give state retirees a modest 1.5-percent pay hike likely will not to gain any traction if it includes all former state workers.

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Sunday 03/22/2015
Body cams & privacy, access collide
Posted: March 22, 2015 - 6:00 am

Having police officers wear body cameras to record interaction with the public and in particular with suspects sounds like such a simple idea to take advantage of technology to provide answers when there are suggestions the police acted improperly.

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Friday 03/20/2015
Students spring into action
true: March 21, 2015 - 7:53 am

An Alternative Spring Break Program lured college students to New Iberia rather than more popular spring break spots.

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Thursday 03/19/2015
Remove cloud over sunshine laws
Posted: March 19, 2015 - 2:00 pm

When can you count on government becoming more closed to the public it is supposed to serve? Whenever it touts having a transparent office.

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Wednesday 03/18/2015
Oregon off wall on signing up voters
Posted: March 18, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Do we want accidental voters?

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Tuesday 03/17/2015
Flood awareness week
Posted: March 17, 2015 - 2:00 pm

There are concerns about Mississippi River flooding in the Midwest as the first day of spring approaches.

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Sunday 03/15/2015
Holder so right about this punk
Posted: March 15, 2015 - 6:00 am

We need more straight talk from our leaders.

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Thursday 03/12/2015
Reeling in funds for good causes
Posted: March 12, 2015 - 2:00 pm

About as much that can be written about an upcoming event has been written.

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Tuesday 03/10/2015
SAE got what it deserved
Posted: March 10, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Freedom of speech is one of the rights protected under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. What it does not protect people from, however, are the consequences of what is said, or in the case of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma, what is chanted.

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Sunday 03/08/2015
Let voters decide size of the council
Posted: March 08, 2015 - 6:00 am

It’s been interesting to see how many times when local elected officials want something done that requires a public vote to make it happen, we’ll hear them say, “We need to let the voters decide.” But then there are issues where it’s clear those same elected officials don’t want to see a particular proposal move forward and we hear something like, “We’re elected to make decisions like this,” rather than put the issue before the voters.

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Wednesday 03/04/2015
Too long of a wait for White answers
Posted: March 04, 2015 - 2:00 pm

The one-year anniversary of the death of Victor White III, killed by a gunshot while handcuffed and in custody in the back of an Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office patrol car has not only the family but also the whole community still waiting for answers.

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Sunday 03/01/2015
Cleaning project a challenge for all
Posted: March 01, 2015 - 6:00 am

It should surprise few that we’ve got a trash, debris and litter problem in Iberia Parish.

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Friday 02/27/2015
Spread bridges blame around
Posted: February 27, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Headway on repairing numerous bridges in Iberia Parish is finally being made after the Parish Council received word that the administration is getting the ball rolling.

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Thursday 02/26/2015
Church on road to its recovery
Posted: February 26, 2015 - 2:00 pm

What an intriguing and inspiring story, in spite of a tragic beginning, is taking place within the congregation of Little Zorah Baptist Church.

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Wednesday 02/25/2015
Equal pay issue and facts that matter
true: March 07, 2015 - 9:59 am

Actress Patricia Arquette won an Oscar Sunday night for her Best Supporting Actress role in the movie “Boyhood,” but it was her acceptance speech championing equal rights and wage equality for women that’s seen her get even more media attention.

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Sunday 02/22/2015
Parade action ensures nice event
true: March 07, 2015 - 9:59 am

Isn’t it a shame the followup report on the St. Martinville Newcomer’s Parade had to include as news how there were no problems with floats blaring obscene music?

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Friday 02/20/2015
Proud of our Profile series
true: March 07, 2015 - 10:00 am

Thursdays are exciting times around the The Daily Iberian for most of this month and early March as we proudly present our five special Profile sections to our readers in the Teche Area.

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Sunday 02/15/2015
God motto more than symbolic
Posted: February 15, 2015 - 6:00 am

“In God we trust — all others pay cash.”

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Friday 02/13/2015
DUI checks infringe on rights
Posted: February 13, 2015 - 2:00 pm

A video made by a Florida lawyer has topped 2 million views on Youtube. It’s not anything zany or risqué. It’s about his tactic of putting his driver’s license and proof of insurance in plain view for officers at DUI checkpoints and refusing to speak or even roll down his window.

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Thursday 02/12/2015
Wild dogs certainly a threat to others
true: February 12, 2015 - 10:34 am

There is a concerted effort underway to bring tragic stories like one reported earlier this week to an end.

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Tuesday 02/10/2015
Town’s standard expressed
Posted: February 10, 2015 - 2:00 pm

St. Martinville city officials should be able to adopt some rules to restrict what gets blared out from Mardi Gras floats, though the American Civil Liberties Union seems to believe otherwise.

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Sunday 02/08/2015
Why build another building?
Posted: February 08, 2015 - 6:00 am

It’s shameful that the Robert B. Green Memorial Recreation Building, built in 1957 for black veterans, has been allowed to get so run down it’s said not to be worth renovating.

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Friday 02/06/2015
Athletes go to next level
Posted: February 06, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Congratulations to the 14 young men from Teche Area high schools who signed letters of intent Wednesday to continue playing football at colleges as near as Southern University and as far away as California.  

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Thursday 02/05/2015
Few votes against God
Posted: February 05, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Who is going to vote against God?

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Few votes against God
Posted: February 05, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Who is going to vote against God?

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Wednesday 02/04/2015
Obama’s trying to derail Gulf funds
Posted: February 04, 2015 - 2:00 pm

It’s like running most of a marathon only to have the race made even longer just as you approach the finish line.

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Tuesday 02/03/2015
Saluting our top students
Posted: February 03, 2015 - 2:00 pm

One felt “truly blessed,” another described the honor as a “great accomplishment” and a third recalled “an overwhelming, almost indescribable sense of joy.”

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Sunday 02/01/2015
Shameful amount of state property missing
Posted: February 01, 2015 - 6:00 am

“Something’s going on that doesn’t smell good. ... like the shrimp is rotten somewhere in Louisiana.” That’s a quote from a state taxpayer, part of an investigative report last week from WVUE/Fox 8 in New Orleans.

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Friday 01/30/2015
Perceived abuse over actual
Posted: January 30, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Few things can turn public opinion faster than a puppy, as many people learned when GoDaddy.com pulled an elaborate commercial from its Super Bowl ad slot.

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Thursday 01/29/2015
Saluting brother with a scholarship
Posted: January 29, 2015 - 2:00 pm

A $25,000 scholarship means the world to Don Thompson, who is funding the award in the name of his brother, the late Perry Thompson.

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Wednesday 01/28/2015
Good news that isn’t
Posted: January 28, 2015 - 2:00 pm

What’s first — the good news, or the bad news?

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Sunday 01/25/2015
2 wrongs don’t make a right in involving Muslims
Posted: January 25, 2015 - 6:00 am

A “leading” Muslim group in France is reporting as many “anti-Muslim” acts in France since the terror attacks there last month as there were in all of last year.

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Friday 01/23/2015
Classy meets courage
Posted: January 23, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Earlier this month, another college football player was the subject of so many posts on social media and the talk of the town for something he did and was about to do.

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Wednesday 01/21/2015
Good to see Facebook aid Amber Alert
Posted: January 21, 2015 - 2:00 pm

It’s a great idea to use Facebook for Amber Alerts as we read about in a story in Sunday’s Daily Iberian.

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Tuesday 01/20/2015
Crank up cleanup campaign
Posted: January 20, 2015 - 2:00 pm

I have listened to and read with interest about the Lafayette area’s “Project Front Yard” since it was introduced in the fall of 2014.

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Sunday 01/18/2015
IPC: Check books for other surprises
Posted: January 18, 2015 - 6:00 am

Before the Iberia Parish Council adds many more regulations and rules about parish issues over which it has say, it appears it’d be a good idea to review those already in place.

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Friday 01/16/2015
Vitter has the right idea
Posted: January 16, 2015 - 2:00 pm

At least one gubernatorial candidate has said the right thing as Louisiana struggles with declining revenues, that the governor and Legislature need to eliminate the protections in some areas of the state budget that leave higher education and state health services more vulnerable to cuts, according to an Associated Press story.

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Thursday 01/15/2015
Farewell to a man, captain who cared
Posted: January 15, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Of all Elvis “Top Rod” Jeanminette’s significant accomplishments the past few decades in the communities that make up the Teche Area, one he was most proud of recently was when he took a local man on a saltwater fishing trip in Vermilion Bay.

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Wednesday 01/14/2015
Why stop at free education? Focus elsewhere
Posted: January 14, 2015 - 2:00 pm

President Barack Obama proposed last week offering free tuition at community colleges for two years to give students a head start on earning an associate’s degree and putting them halfway to a college degree.

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Tuesday 01/13/2015
Crime lab future? Depends
Posted: January 13, 2015 - 2:00 pm

The Acadiana Criminalistics Lab director predicted in 2006 that by 2015 money would run out to operate the facility that performs tests on criminal evidence. He was almost right as last year the lab needed an $800,000 boost to its budget from state money.

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Sunday 01/11/2015
Answering challenges to free expression
Posted: January 11, 2015 - 6:00 am

The reports on and videos of the terrorists involved with the attack 0n a Paris newspaper were horrific, especially as we heard how the initial attack killed 12 men and women apparently because the weekly newspaper for which they worked published satirical cartoons and stories about the Prophet Muhammad and Islam.

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Friday 01/09/2015
Dreamin’ of good crawfish
Posted: January 09, 2015 - 2:00 pm

With Christmas and New Year’s Day in the rear view mirror, the thoughts and appetites of many turn to the delectable morsel of a crustacean we love to belly up to the table to feast on.

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Thursday 01/08/2015
United Way still strong at 60
Posted: January 08, 2015 - 2:00 pm

For the past 60 years, the United Way of Iberia has been the bedrock of giving to those in need in Iberia Parish.

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Wednesday 01/07/2015
Attend or not, must work together
Posted: January 07, 2015 - 2:00 pm

You hear people say all the time we need government to work more like a business.

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Tuesday 01/06/2015
‘Blue Dog’ party fits museum
Posted: January 06, 2015 - 2:00 pm

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