June 1, 2011 06:00 AM
Wednesday, June 1, 2011A state Senate committee erred in choosing to let stand the Louisiana Science Education Act. By Walter PierceIt was a dogged by phonies show in the Hainkel Room at the state Capitol last week as the Senate Education Committee heard ...
May 18, 2011 06:00 AM
Wednesday, May 18, 2011The only thing Louisiana's next schools superintendent needs to build is momentum for reform. By Walter PiercePaul Pastorek looked like a broken man in the photograph on last Wednesday's Advocate front page. Taken at the press conference ...
April 27, 2011 06:00 AM
Wednesday, April 27, 2011A Lafayette civic group makes a strong case for holding off on new taxes for our public schools. Will the board listen?The name may be polarizing, but 100 Black Men of Greater Lafayette's recent request of the Lafayette Parish ...
April 20, 2011 06:00 AM
Wednesday, April 20, 2011How do we measure the impact of the BP spill, which began one year ago today, April 20, with the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig - a blast that killed 11 men and opened the spigot on the worst environmental disaster in ...
April 13, 2011 06:00 AM
Wednesday, April 13, 2011Could anti-tax sentiment in Lafayette deal a blow to our already dilapidated school facilities? You betcha! By Walter PierceGet ready for the tea to come to a boil, and it could be Lafayette's public school children who get scalded.It's ...
April 6, 2011 06:00 AM
Wednesday, Apirl 6, 2011Like tax havens in the Caribbean, property classifications allow often wealthy landowners to dodge their fair share.In the recent annals of irony, few stand out more than the genesis for this week's cover story about Lafayette ...
March 30, 2011 06:00 AM
Wednesday, March 30, 2011Readers slammed us for slamming Rep. Rickey Hardy's embrace of what we're officially dubbing the piss poor proposal.'We gave state Rep. Rickey Hardy, D-Lafayette, a drubbing last week in Pooyie! - labeling him that week's Couillon ...
March 23, 2011 06:00 AM
Wednesday, March 23, 2011We may not be quite there yet, but Lafayette is nearing a sustainable, self-perpetuating state of just right.When I moved back from New Orleans in 1987, Lafayette was a different city than it is today. I had been away four years ...
March 16, 2011 06:00 AM
Wednesday, March 16, 2011The governor is leaning on one-time dollars, contingencies and state employees to balance the budget.At first blush, Gov. Bobby Jindal's $24.9 billion budget is giving even members of his own party the willies. "This thing is ...
March 9, 2011 06:00 AM
Wednesday, March 9, 2011The Lafayette Charter Commission's one-80 last week is leaving city residents in the lurch.Don Bacque talked me down from the ledge last week. I was incensed - incensed I tell ya! - with the way the charter commission backtracked ...

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