Amanda McElfresh, The Daily Advertiser

Amanda McElfresh

The Daily Advertiser

Lafayette, LA, United States

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Past articles by Amanda:

The first known clothed king cake baby is heading to Facebook

After a reversal on its ad ban, Louisiana companies send thanks to social media giant. → Read More

Louisiana governor: 'The NFL's got to do better going forward.'

John Bel Edwards kicked off his re-election campaign in Lafayette on Wednesday. → Read More

Report: School choice support holds steady among Americans

Private schools, charters, virtual learning are among new options for families. → Read More

King cake controversy: Facebook bans ads, citing nudity

A Louisiana company said the proposed ads featured plastic babies found in king cakes. → Read More

A year later, Vermilion Parish teacher doesn't regret speaking up at board meeting

Deyshia Hargrave still hears from supporters after she brought up teacher salaries at a January 2018 Vermilion Parish School Board meeting. → Read More

Lafayette men guilty of fraud against Stabil Drill, owe millions in damages

Lafayette men Christopher Russo and Martin LeBlanc made millions from fraud, a Texas jury found. → Read More

Lafayette men guilty of fraud against Stabil Drill, owe millions in damages

Lafayette men Christopher Russo and Martin LeBlanc made millions from fraud, a Texas jury found. → Read More

Too good to be true? NY Times story critical of hyped Lafayette-area school

The school has garnered national attention in recent years for its track record of sending students to Ivy League schools. → Read More

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe announces support for Red River Charter Academy

Officials will seek state approval for the new charter school in December → Read More

Did you know the Friday after Thanksgiving is a legal holiday in Louisiana?

It's Acadian Day and is meant to commemorate the state's history. → Read More

Did you know the Friday after Thanksgiving is a legal holiday in Louisiana?

The Friday after Thanksgiving is Acadian Day in the state. That means state offices will be closed, as well as some local offices. → Read More

Study: Louisiana is one of the most obese states in the country

The state also ranks high for diabetes and hypertension → Read More

How do the youngest voters feel about America in 2018?

A new survey asked 18- and 19-year-olds how they feel about candidates, voting and political issues → Read More

Louisiana students may soon earn STEM credentials on high school diplomas

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will vote on the endorsement options next week. → Read More

Want to buy a bookstore? Longtime Lafayette establishment is for sale

Alexander Books has been a Congress Street staple since 1989 → Read More

Study: Louisiana ranks as one of the worst states for teachers

Louisiana was ahead of North Carolina, Arizona and Hawaii. The study includes 51 school systems – all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. → Read More

Study: Louisiana ranks as one of the worst states for teachers

The report considered multiple factors to develop the annual rankings → Read More

Drag queens read to kids, spreading message of acceptance, and some adults don't like that

Drag Queen Story Time is as billed: Men in drag read to preschoolers and throw in some singing and craft time to teach love, diversity and acceptance. → Read More

UPDATE: Fraternity speaks out about Lafayette Drag Queen Story Time

The library said it will feature stories of individuality and acceptance. Opponents and the mayor have suggested the event is inappropriate. → Read More

The mystery of a missing mother in Lafayette

Charles Tate, Soileau's stepfather, said he feared she began to suffer what appeared to be mental health issues around Mardi Gras. → Read More