May 18, 2011 06:00 AM
Wednesday, May 18, 2011Is the party over for Louisiana Democrats, who in the past decade have been losing their grip on voters and politicos, leaving U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu as the only one currently elected to a statewide office? By Penny FontIn Caroline ...
May 11, 2011 06:00 AM
Wednesday, May 11, 2011We urge the Lafayette Parish School Board to dig deep and look far in the selection of our next superintendent. An Independent Weekly Editorial When Lafayette Schools Superintendent Burnell Lemoine announced a week ago that he will ...
May 4, 2011 06:00 AM
Wednesday, May 4, 2011Mark Hudspeth hasn't coached his first Cajun football game yet, and there's already talk about raising more money to keep him here. That's how optimistic Cajun fans fed up with mediocrity are about his ability to turn the program ...
April 27, 2011 06:00 AM
Wednesday, April 27, 2011On the heels of the one-year anniversary of the oil disaster, coastal residents say they're coming down with mysterious and frightening illnesses. By Alex Woodward"This is the best-hidden secret perhaps in the history of our nation."Dr ...
April 20, 2011 06:00 AM
Board member one month, recipient of its largesse the next, a local real estate investor maneuvers government regulations for housing the poor into a pending $2.5 million payday for himself ...
April 13, 2011 06:00 AM
Wednesday, April 13, 2011Lafayette state Rep. Joel Robideaux aims to become the first speaker of the House to hail from Acadiana in 50 years - and the first ever with no party affiliation. By Nathan Stubbs Photos by Robin May Two weeks before the Legislature ...
April 6, 2011 06:00 AM
Wednesday, April 6, 2011If a penny saved is a penny earned, some of Lafayette's most affluent property owners are making a killing, and they're doing it at the public's expense. By Heather Miller Photos by Robin MayThe ever-expanding commercial playground ...
March 30, 2011 06:00 AM
Wednesday, March 30, 2011Nidal Balbeisi opens his most ambitious restaurant in Lafayette. And he's not done yet.By Anna Purdy Photos by Robin MayStanding on the corner of Polk and Vermilion streets with Lafayette's Gay Fire Fighter statue pointing ...
March 23, 2011 06:00 AM
Wednesday, March 23, 2011Lafayette's creative class weighs in on what makes us a vibrant community. By The Independent StaffCool Town. The concept is borrowed from urban theorist and author Richard Florida's The Rise of the Creative Class. The idea ...
March 16, 2011 06:00 AM
Wednesday, March 16, 2011SMOKEOUTSmoking in bars - is 2011 the year a ban comes to Louisiana?Health nuts, privacy whacks, cigarette lobbyists and all of our favorite lawmakers will be throwing down during the spring regular session over how much smokes ...