Article about efforts to alter a 1976 Louisiana law and restore voting rights to felons on probation and parole after a 5-year cleansing period.
Tag: The Advocate
‘Max Gruver Act’ to strengthen penalties for hazing ‘will save lives,’ his parents say in emotional testimony
The Advocate | March 21, 2018
Story written with Elizabeth Crisp. LSU freshman Max Gruver died Sep. 14 of acute alcohol intoxication and aspiration following a night of hazing at the Phi Delta Theta fraternity house. Gruver’s parents, Stephen and Rae Ann, testified on behalf of a bill by Rep. Nancy Landry to make hazing a felony offense in Louisiana if a victim dies or suffers serious bodily injury.
What’s next for Raising Cane’s? A deal with Panda Express, franchise locations in Hawaii, Alaska
The Advocate | February 11, 2018
A quick-turn news story about Panda Express co-founder and co-CEO Andrew Cherng’s visit to LSU’s campus. Cherng toured the Panda Express location in LSU’s Student Union. The CEO was in Baton Rouge for the annual Raising Cane’s Operators Conference after Cherng’s Panda Restaurant Group inked a deal with the Baton Rouge-based company to franchise the chicken finger restaurant in Hawaii and Alaska. The article was originally published in The Daily Reveille and later picked up by The Advocate.
Louisiana quilters stitch together effort to help flood victims return to craft
The Advocate | April 1, 2017
A feature I wrote for The Advocate on the Bridge Over Troubled Waters Flood Relief Campaign for Quilters and the supply distribution they organized April 1. Flooding in the Greater Baton Rouge area in fall 2016 destroyed homes, businesses and schools, and decimated the collections of area quilters. Local quilters banded together to collect donations from around the state and country.