Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent, and many people are giving something up or fasting. So why do people choose to fast or go without? Many fast or give up certain luxuries in order to replicate the account of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ's journey into the desert for 40 days.
If you were raised in south Louisiana, the question, "did you get your ashes and what are you giving up?" is not at all strange to you. Nearly a third of the state's population is Catholic, and the majority of that number live south of Alexandria.
With Lent beginning this past week we wondered what you may be giving up. We also wondered what affect you thought legalized marijuana would have on our traffic safety. Here is what you said in this week's polls.