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Appeals court rules against former SMILE board president
Repeal of tax credits for private school families falters
Mills’ drug-pricing bill advances
This week in snowflakes: the anti-Moonwalkers
Spending on La. Medicaid expansion boosted $368M
State police: Public safety threatened by cuts
Walter Pierce RE:
In support of the gasoline tax
Number crunch: Urban versus rural reflected in tax votes
Crosswise: The Baskin-Robbinization of American media
We support the Lafayette School Board sales tax
Lafayette Dems endorse LPSS tax prop
Letter: Vote yes on school tax prop
Calendar of Events
Slim’s Y-Ki-Ki closes, blames patrons and bands
Jan. 18, 2016
It’s Monday, so here’s some depressing news ...
On the Record: Nigel Hall
Jan. 15, 2016
His debut record, "Ladies & Gentlemen … Nigel Hall," is retro and alive ...
On the Record: Skye!, Belle of the Boot
Jan. 7, 2016
If she puts together a knockout band, she could easily be sharing a bill with Keith Frank, J Paul, Chris Ardoin and the other top draws in young zydeco. In no time, they’d say “Rosie who?” ...
On the Spot: Tom Aswell
Dec. 28, 2015
You may know him as the intrepid independent journalist who covers state government with his Louisiana Voice website, but Aswell is also an accomplished music writer ...
On the Record: Jaryd Lane’s ‘The Drifter’
Dec. 23, 2015
Lane's new EP displays his best qualities: earnest and hard-hitting songwriting driven by his dynamic voice ...
Back Tracks: Santeria’s ‘House of the Dying Sun’
Dec. 10, 2015
Easily one of the best — if not the best — modern rock albums to come out of Lafayette, the 2002 release was a Southern rock gem with a heady edge, poetic lyrics and auditory delights ...
On the Record: Sweet Cecilia
Dec. 3, 2015
While not to compare the lovely ladies of Sweet Cecilia to the caloric bomb sitting in my fridge, their Sweet Christmas album is a bit like eggnog ...
ON THE RECORD: T’Monde’s ‘Yesterday’s Gone’
Nov. 20, 2015
Is this a collection of 100-year-old, archival traditional Cajun tracks or does it just sound that way? ...
Catching up with St. Paul
Nov. 13, 2015
In an exercise of vanity, I brag about my personal relationship with St. Paul and his Broken Bones, set to play ACA this Saturday ...
Back Tracks: C.C. Adcock
Nov. 12, 2015
Recorded in 1991 and 1992 and released in 1994, C.C. Adcock’s self-titled debut got his career as a solo musician/band leader started. Here he looks back on a record he cut at the age of 21 ...
Millions more funneled into Connector design team
Dollar figures continue to rise on five miles of new interstate, while the state is gasping for money to fix its crumbling highway system. ...
Cops: Deceased in Jefferson St. shooting fired first
The New Iberia man killed overnight Saturday during a shootout on Jefferson Street pulled a gun and shot two others before one of the men returned fire and killed him, according to the latest account from Lafayette Police ...
Speed cam prohibition fails in committee
A retired police chief representing the Louisiana Association of Chiefs of Police said the cameras do in fact slow traffic and lessen speed-related accidents by 80 percent ...
On second thought: Appeals court sides with Cooper after rehearing
"Failing schools require more attention and more work days for their principals or school personnel ..." ...
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