April 18, 2012 06:00 AM
The winners of this year's INDesign Awards share a passion for excellence in their craft. By The Independent Staff It's time again to honor the brightest and best among Acadiana's considerable constellation of architects, interior designers and the ...
April 11, 2012 06:00 AM
U.S. Rep. Jeff Landry appears so eager to challenge Lafayette Congressman Charles Boustany this fall he might have broken federal law to build name recognition in Lafayette.By Walter PierceJeff Landry, the freshman GOP congressman from New Iberia, spent ...
April 4, 2012 06:00 AM
Opponents of an anti-bullying bill say it promotes a gay agenda.' But families of victims demand a change in how Louisiana schools handle bullies. By Alex Woodward Tieler Garsaud, a sixth-grader at Abita Springs Middle School, testified before Louisiana's ...
March 28, 2012 06:00 AM
Lafayette remains on a cool trajectory, but will our progress be retarded by agents of regression? Photos by Robin MayOK, OK, we're drama queens at 551 Jefferson St. The sky isn't falling. The angry horde of middle-aged, creaky-backed buzzkills who ...
March 21, 2012 06:00 AM
What a few local experts in the area of wine, liquor and beer have to say about having spirits. by Anna PurdyPhotos by Robin May Booze. Hooch. Vino, hard liquor, spirits, beer and malted liquor - call it what you want but chances are you might drink ...
March 14, 2012 06:00 AM
[Editor's Note: This story was updated to reflect that Blue Cross, had it been billed by Acadian for Jane Doe's accident, would have sought reimbursement from the liable third party.] For Acadian Ambulance, a several-million-dollar judgment against ...
March 7, 2012 06:00 AM
Three weeks into a massive overhaul of Lafayette Parish's poorest performing high school, students, teachers and outside stakeholders untap a new level of spirit at Northside. By Heather Miller Photos by Robin May When Northside High School's regionally ...
March 7, 2012 06:00 AM
While Gov. Bobby Jindal might be casting a large net for his education reform package, it has so far failed to snare anything related to school discipline. By Jeremy Alford If you believe the polling, the public isn't sweating school discipline issues ...
Feb. 29, 2012 06:00 AM
We view Glenn Stewart through a lens of outrage even as we try to focus on the greater good. This past Christmas morning Steve and Cherry Fisher May, The Independent's co-publishers, were driving through south Pennsylvania on the way to a family visit ...
Feb. 21, 2012 10:25 PM
An online search reveals surprisingly low property tax assessments on downtown buildings, leaving what could amount to millions in revenue - for our schools, libraries and public safety - on the table. An online search reveals surprisingly low property ...

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