The shift to thrift: Resale market and thrift shopping poses reward for consumers—and the environment

BATON ROUGE, LA — When she’s not busy studying Arabic or biology for her international studies major, LSU student Emily Clarke might be found shopping for clothes at a thrift store.  For Clarke, the incentive to thrift, rather than buy from traditional retailers, is two-fold: finding unique, affordable clothing and reducing her environmental footprint.   “As I grew… Keep Reading

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Rainy pattern remains for today

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Our rainy pattern remains in place today as a cold front meanders around the area. Additional showers and thunderstorms can be expected, with rain chances running 70%. While rain amounts will be manageable for most, any heavier storms will be capable of producing localized flooding. A Flash Flood Watch is… Keep Reading

Soul Food Festival set in Baton Rouge

The fourth annual Baton Rouge Soul Food Festival is June 26 and 27 at River Front Plaza, 300 River Road South in Baton Rouge. The free, family-friendly event will feature soul food vendors, a judged soul food cooking contest and the Pioneer Award for contributions to the soul food industry. Activities also will include a… Keep Reading

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Father’s Day actually looked normal this year

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – It was a nice day over in East Baton Rouge Parish at the Santa Maria Golf Course, for dads and their children to tee off and spend quality time together. “We’re playing the father-son golf tournament out here at Santa Maria. I came in from Houston and they’re from Baton… Keep Reading

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