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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
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By Walter Pierce
New La. science standards retain regressive LSEA language
March 8, 2017
But kudos to the BESE for beating back calls to fortify anti-evolution instruction in public school science classes ...
Marshal Pope ordered back to court, faces 'sanctions'
March 7, 2017
He was supposed to perform 173 hours of community service for contempt of court. He evidently hasn’t lifted a finger to comply, and Judge Jules Edwards wants to know what’s up ...
Aguillard, LPSS make pitch for April tax prop
March 6, 2017
The school superintendent characterized the .5 cent, 10-year tax dedicated to facility improvements as “something reasonable that has a chance of getting voters to accept.” ...
This week in terrifying the Baptists while picking their pockets
March 3, 2017
The district attorney in Rapides Parish says he’s surprised by objections to a training session targeting Jihadist terrorists for area law enforcement ...
Decamping to Digital
March 2, 2017
Yes, March is the final print issue of The Independent. And a renewed focus on what we do best ...
DIVIDED WE FALL
March 2, 2017
Standing up to Donald Trump and the right-wing agenda he enables has united and emboldened liberals, even here in deep-red Lafayette ...
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 ...
Together LA: Corporate giveaways continue apace
Feb. 21, 2017
In fact, in spite of an executive order by the governor last summer, the un-elected board in Baton Rouge that hands out corporate welfare in Louisiana gave away more last year than ever before ...
Good read: Bob Mann on La.’s cowardly GOP congressmen
Feb. 17, 2017
The Times-Pic columnist and LSU prof says what we’ve been thinking: Louisiana’s Republican congressional delegation cowers before Trump ...
Egan concerts celebrate life of gifted songwriter
Feb. 15, 2017
"Sing It: The David Egan Songbook" will be a mini tour in March featuring an all-star cast performing David Egan's spectacular songs — and raising money for his eponymous fund ...
Trump&rsquo;s transportation budget threatens the Connector
A budget that counts on private investment could count out completing the Connector any time soon ...
Mellow Mushroom shuts down, Drago's moves in
Drago's set to take over the location in August ...
Good riddance to monuments, but they&rsquo;re only scabs on a deeper wound
We need to face up to how the “new New Orleans,” so celebrated by the Mayor and the self-anointed civic elite, in fact amounts to a hostile assault on African-American families and the working poor ...
Cordick named interim public works director
Six candidates vie for permanent job; no timeline released for selection process ...
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