Sept. 27, 2006 12:00 AM
Louisiana voters should plan on spending more time than usual in the voting booth this Saturday, Sept. 30. In addition to the elections for Commissioner of Insurance, Secretary of State and several local offices, there are 13 proposed constitutional amendments ...
Sept. 13, 2006 12:00 AM
This Wednesday, Sept. 13, The Independent Weekly launches our own blog, Da Bog, at www.theind.com/blog. Part of the challenge in publishing a weekly newspaper is deadlines and space constraints. Since The Independent's ...
Aug. 23, 2006 12:00 AM
Two weeks ago I spoke at the Lafayette Rotary Club's weekly meeting and shared my thoughts on the role of Louisiana media in the post-Katrina and post-Rita era. I was a bit underdressed than most of the organization's invited speakers, as I wore a brightly ...
Aug. 9, 2006 12:00 AM
Founded in 1885, The National Newspaper Association is the largest newspaper association in the United States, with 2,500 newspapers. Each year, its Better Newspaper Contest honors the best journalism from its members through a nationwide competition ...
July 12, 2006 12:00 AM
There aren't any candidates to vote for in the upcoming special election on Saturday, July 15, but Lafayette voters who care about the city's libraries, roads, school system and environmental efforts should make an extra effort to cast their ballots this ...
May 17, 2006 12:00 AM
Each year, the Louisiana Press Association honors the best journalism in Louisiana with its annual awards competition. This year's contest was unlike any other, as coverage of hurricanes Katrina and Rita overshadowed the news from the first eight months ...
Dec. 14, 2005 12:00 AM
President George W. Bush recently sent out 1.4 million Christmas cards with the following message: "With best wishes for a holiday season of hope and happiness [in] 2005." There are a lot of people in Louisiana with little hope or happiness this holiday ...
Dec. 7, 2005 12:00 AM
It's been two months since The Independent Weekly first uncovered the UL Lafayette horse farm deal; since that time, the proposed land swap has created such a stench that it's time to clear the air. With the attempt to rezone the horse farm from residential ...
Oct. 12, 2005 12:00 AM
The lobby of the public health clinic at the Clifton Chenier Center has been transformed into a large waiting room. Last Tuesday morning, patients filled out medical forms, nurses hurriedly ran back and forth holding clipboards, babies cried and a man ...
Sept. 14, 2005 12:00 AM
For most of last week ' the second week following Hurricane Katrina making landfall ' it was hard not to be enraged. FEMA Director Michael Brown, the man with the dubious résumé who was fired from his previous job as director of the, ahem, Arabian ...

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