Debate over vacant seat on Baton Rouge’s alcohol board spurs calls for more diversity | news

The debate over a vacant seat on East Baton Rouge Parish’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has stirred a call for more diversity in the ranks of the parish’s various boards and commissions. The council appears deadlocked, along race and party lines, over who they’ll elect to finish out the unexpired term of a longtime board … Read more

Roanoke County School Board passes more restrictive library book policy | education

The Roanoke County School Board that policy lastly passed a new library’s more restrictive adding new books at its meeting night. The matter comes after a book, “When Aidan Became a Brother,” was removed from Herman L. Horn Elementary last year, amid debate. That book is about a transgender boy wanting to be a good … Read more

Decision to stop Pride, Black history book displays in Lafayette libraries draws national attention | news

The decision to discontinue controversial book displays like for Pride Month has drawn national attention to Lafayette Parish public libraries from news organizations and at least one book author. Over the past week, the Washington Post, ABC News and Newsweek shared online a story the Associated Press distributed based on a story The Acadiana Advocate … Read more