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Louisiana state income tax filing begins Monday

The Louisiana Department of Revenue will begin accepting 2019 state individual income tax returns on Monday. The date coincides with the date the IRS begins accepting 2019 federal income tax returns.
On Monday, Louisiana taxpayers can begin filing their state income tax returns electronically through Louisiana File Online, the state’s free web portal for individual tax filers. Louisiana File Online allows taxpayers to:
File returns and pay taxes electronically
Check the status of individual income tax refunds
Amend current and prior-year tax returns

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A map provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the prevalence of self-reported physical inactivity among U.S. adults by state and territory. In studies conducted by the CDC, 30% or more of adults in Louisiana reported that they did not participate in any physical activities or exercises during the previous month.

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In this archived LSU AgCenter photo, members of the LSU AgCenter-led Healthy Communities coalition are escorted by a St. Helena Parish sheriff’s deputy on July 11, 2016, as they walk along Louisiana Highway 10 in Greensburg during a tour to identify ways to improve nutrition and exercise opportunities in the town. (Photo by Olivia McClure/LSU AgCenter)

CDC study shows physical inactivity high among Louisiana adults

Maps released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that Louisiana is one of seven states with the highest prevalence of physical inactivity among adults.
The findings indicate that more than 15% of adults in every state are inactive. That that number jumps to 30% or more in Louisiana.

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Historian to speak about Civil War at Franklin Young-Sanders Center

Historian William Thibodeaux will present a program on Hidden History of Acadiana on Saturday for the Young-Sanders Center for the Study of the War Between the States in Louisiana.
Thibodeaux is a native of Rayne. He retired from the railroad industry where he worked 44 years for Southern Pacific Railroad. One of his duties was riding trains over his assigned district, which was between New Orleans and Lafayette.

Acadian Cultural Center hosts exhibit by artist Clair Decker

The Acadian Cultural Center of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve presents an art exhibit featuring the work of artist Claire Decker titled “A Peek at Claire Decker’s Art World.”  The exhibit is on display now through Jan. 29.
Admission to the exhibit and to the center is free.
The center is located at 501 Fisher Road in Lafayette. For more information, call 337-232-0789 ext. 201 or visit

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Marchers at the Right for Life in Eunice Wednesday. (Photo by Myra Miller)

Right to Life March held here

The annual Right for Life March was held in Eunice at noon Wednesday, which marked the 47th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion in the U.S. throughout all nine months of pregnancy.
Since then, it is estimated that 50 million pregnancies have been aborted each year.
The march allows participants to grieve that loss and show support for strong Right-to-Life legislation.


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