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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 Independent Staff
‘Freakishly warm’ Gulf could trigger powerful spring storms
March 24, 2017
Record-breaking water temps portend meteorological mayhem in the South and Plains ...
3 people, K-9 officer dead, cop wounded in Acadia shootings
March 23, 2017
The apparent result of a double homicide and shootout with police ...
Poet Clare L. Martin reads from new work Tuesday at Black Cafe
March 20, 2017
Former Louisiana poet laureate Darrell Bourque wrote of the new collection: “The poems in Clare Martin’s 'Seek the Holy Dark' will keep. They are salt.” ...
Anseman prevails on appeal; eligibility to run restored
March 20, 2017
Vanessa Waguespack Anseman will be on the ballot Saturday in a three-woman race for an opening on the Third Circuit Court of Appeal ...
‘Meet the Press’ event throws back curtain on news media
March 16, 2017
It’s not a wizard back there; it’s honest, hard-working journalists laboring in the interest of truth and accuracy ...
‘Berry man faces 25 years for mailed threats
March 15, 2017
Kyle Dore pleaded guilty to mailing threatening letters containing a white powder to various government offices in South Louisiana in 2015 and ’16 ...
Local filmmaker documents voyage en français au Canada
March 14, 2017
Lafayette via Kaplan filmmaker Stephen Meaux is learning French and documented his recent journey to Quebec where he stayed with a Canadian family during a five-week French immersion course ...
FIL cuts ribbon on new digs
March 10, 2017
Festival International has officially moved into its new office on Lee Avenue ...
Opelousas daily going to three-day distribution
March 8, 2017
That’s according to an Alexandria TV station, which also says the paper there and a third Gannett daily in Hattiesburg, Miss., are paring down to three days per week ...
Ruling: NOLA can remove Confederate monuments
March 7, 2017
A federal appeals Monday court backed an earlier ruling clearing the way for the city to remove monuments celebrating its racist past ...
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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