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Independent wins 2017 Freedom of Info Award from LPA
Pope keeps convicted felon on reserve roster
Parish (red) ink: What would you do?
JBE: La. Medicaid payment skewed under Senate bill
Pro-choice group sues La. over abortion rules
JBE vetoes campus ‘free speech’ bill
Walter Pierce RE:
In defense of public broadcasting
Mailbag, June 7, 2017
Cross Wise: Voter-fraud commission is a solution seeking a problem
Letters: LSMSA name change wrong
Good riddance to monuments, but they’re only scabs on a deeper wound
Letter: Fix broken immigration system
Calendar of Events
Greg Guirard, 1937-2017
June 5, 2017
Celebrated chronicler of Atchafalaya Basin dies ...
Footlights go dark on Ricky Briggs, Lafayette comedian and actor
March 1, 2017
Ricky would definitely have some kind of smart-ass remark at the ready if he saw how much fuss folks are making about his untimely death ...
Fête Merlin Fontenot Monday at Randol’s
Jan. 13, 2017
The celebrated fiddler, who died Tuesday, was an ambassador for Cajun music and culture for decades ...
In Memoriam 2016
Dec. 28, 2016
Remembering the beloved figures from Lafayette and Acadiana’s culture, politics and business worlds who died this year ...
Raymond Cordova, longtime adviser to U.S. Sen. John Breaux, dies
Oct. 14, 2016
Cordova worked for Breaux in the U.S. House and Senate over the course of three decades ...
Former St. Landry Parish D.A. Morgan Goudeau dies
Sept. 26, 2016
Opelousas native, 87, had been living in Lafayette since his 1997 retirement ...
Remembering Bob Pastor: a gaping hole in the heart of Lafayette’s creative community
Cherry Fisher May
Dec. 7, 2015
Let’s hope the angels are ready for a little bling ...
Allen Toussaint dies at 77
Nov. 10, 2015
The world has lost one of the great communicators of Louisiana culture ...
Philanthropist Bob Lowe dead at 93
Aug. 6, 2015
WW II vet and longtime community leader was oldest living Marine in the state ...
LGH announces sale of 'Lafayette Strong' T-shirts
The Independent Staff
July 28, 2015
All proceeds are being donated to Lafayette Central Park in Jillian Johnson's name for development of a playground at the Horse Farm property ...