Oct. 17, 2007 12:00 AM
This Saturday, in addition to local and statewide races, Louisiana voters will be asked to vote on four constitutional amendments. Regular voters are used to constitutional amendments being part of their experience in the voting booth; Louisiana legislators ...
Aug. 1, 2007 12:00 AM
In June 2005, The Independent Weekly published an investigative cover story ("Foggy Contract Breakdown") revealing that Iberia Parish President Will Langlinais had extended millions of dollars ...
July 25, 2007 12:00 AM
The National Newspaper Association is the largest newspaper association in the United States, with more than 2,500 member newspapers. Each year NNA sponsors its Better Newspaper Contest, which honors the best journalism from its members through a nationwide ...
July 18, 2007 12:00 AM
At first glance, this Saturday's election hardly seems to be a pivotal one. No elected officials, new taxes or constitutional amendments are at stake. But the votes cast this weekend on four tax renewal propositions have serious implications for the parish ...
June 13, 2007 12:00 AM
In the past year, Lafayette's homeless population has received a whole new level of attention. There have been frequent stories in the local media about an increase in the local homeless population ' but accurate numbers are extremely difficult to pinpoint ...
April 18, 2007 12:00 AM
John Breaux's decision last week not to run for governor of Louisiana ultimately wasn't surprising ' which makes it even more damaging to Breaux's reputation in his home state, and more embarrassing for Breaux supporters, Attorney General Charles Foti ...
March 28, 2007 12:00 AM
Three weeks ago, The Independent Weekly published our open letter to Gov. Kathleen Blanco urging her not to run for re-election. With endless dissections of her post-Katrina performance and the massive failures of the Road Home program virtually guaranteeing ...
March 14, 2007 12:00 AM
It's been nearly two weeks since a state audit of financial transactions by Iberia Parish President Will Langlinais has been released to the public. Langlinais has served Iberia Parish since 1977 as a police juror and councilman for District 5, and was ...
Feb. 28, 2007 12:00 AM
This week, The Independent Weekly launches a free online news service unlike anything else in Acadiana. Before I give you the details, I thought this was an opportune time for a brief reminder about who we are and what you can and should expect from ...
Nov. 1, 2006 12:00 AM
Two taxes, two different recommendations Today's economy makes voters inherently wary of supporting increased taxes. Increased health care, housing and insurance costs are just a few of the economic factors that make voters hesitant to approve any tax ...

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