June 5, 2014 01:47 PM
LOGA President Don Briggs' relationship with The Daily Advertiser's editorial board (until recently he was a citizen member) has always been questionable, but even more suspect is his new claim before the board that the industry is ready and willing ...
June 2, 2014 12:00 PM
Rep. Joel Robideaux came out swinging Thursday to retroactively kill a New Orleans levee board's lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies for damages to the coastline. Rep. Joel Robideaux came out swinging Thursday to retroactively kill a New Orleans ...
May 22, 2014 05:49 PM
The reaction of one member of the LPSB to a community feedback initiative wasn't what you'd expect from a community leader who's supposed to be accountable to the voters. Photo by Robin May LPSB's Mark Allen Babineaux The ...
May 20, 2014 05:01 PM
Hurricane Katrina drove home a sobering lesson: playing politics with agencies responsible for flood defense could have horrific consequences. [Editor's Note: SB 553 was passed by the Senate April 15 and is awaiting a hearing in the House Civil Law ...
May 13, 2014 04:23 PM
Sure, state Rep. Nancy Landry's bills targeting the school system didn't gain favor among her fellow lawmakers, but that doesn't diminish her broader argument that the Lafayette Parish School Board's general inability to work alongside its superintendent ...
May 7, 2014 04:54 PM
The Lafayette Parish School Board's attempt to investigate Superintendent Pat Cooper has been wrought with inconsistencies from day one, but even more alarming is that certain board members have been acting behind the scenes and outside the scope of their ...
Nov. 22, 2013 07:35 PM
Downtowner Miranda Tait believes the arrest and ultimately the lack of prosecution of 9/11 vandal' Salvador "Ace" Perez is a teachable moment. Our cliché, not hers. [Editor's Note: Miranda Tait is the managing attorney at the Advocacy Center on ...
May 14, 2008 12:00 AM
It took nearly a decade, more than $1 million in attorneys’ fees and countless hours of negotiations, but Lafayette Consolidated Government and firefighters and policemen have hammered out the final details of an agreement to settle the volatile and ...
Nov. 14, 2007 12:00 AM
In 1990, David Manuel's departure to San Antonio was a major loss. Manuel was a professor of economics at UL Lafayette for 12 years before ascending to dean of the College of Business Administration, serving admirably for four years. Manuel earned a reputation ...
Oct. 17, 2007 12:00 AM
Longtime Lafayette Parish School Board Member Mike Hefner is having a hard time coming to terms with why some of Lafayette's more prominent business people are continuing to support Pat LeBlanc's candidacy for state representative in District 43. In his ...

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