March 9, 2011 06:00 AM
Wednesday, March 9, 2011The Lafayette Charter Commission's one-80 last week is leaving city residents in the lurch.Don Bacque talked me down from the ledge last week. I was incensed - incensed I tell ya! - with the way the charter commission backtracked ...
March 1, 2011 04:17 PM
Wednesday, March 2, 2011A comprehensive plan can't undo much of the poor planning of the past, but it can provide a blueprint for the future. By Walter PierceCity-Parish President Joey Durel is negotiating a contract with a Philadelphia, Pa.-based planning ...
Feb. 22, 2011 04:43 PM
Wednesday, February 23, 2011The GOP in Lafayette is being challenged from the far right. By Walter Pierce A tempest is brewing in Republican politics in this very Republican parish, and this fall's city-parish elections may well wind up being a referendum ...
Feb. 16, 2011 06:00 AM
Wednesday, February 16, 2011According to the census Lafayette and neighboring parishes have grown. This should be reflected in our future political clout."We know what we need to do; it's just a matter of doing it," admits state Rep. Rick Gallot, looking ...
Feb. 9, 2011 06:00 AM
Wednesday, February, 2011Written by Walter PierceWe gnashed our teeth and furrowed our brow, but The Ind has finally joined the social media revolution.It took a running start, but The Independent Weekly has successfully made the leap. Into 2008. I think ...
Feb. 2, 2011 06:00 AM
Wednesday, February 2, 2010A bill exposing housing authority affiliates to sunlight is good legislation. By Walter PierceIt's not astonishing to me that some are dragging state Rep. Rickey Hardy over the coals for his ongoing role exposing what is at ...
Jan. 25, 2011 05:13 PM
Wednesday, January 26, 2011The Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce probably did more harm to itself than to Sen. Mike Michot with its legislative scorecard. By Walter PierceA first-quarter political drought extending from City-Parish Council leadership ...
Jan. 18, 2011 05:07 PM
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 A demographer and former school board member believes he can satisfy the concerns of the city without blowing up the charter. By Walter PierceMike Hefner thinks he may have the answer to the city of Lafayette's creeping chagrin ...
Jan. 11, 2011 03:51 PM
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Bad blood on the City-Parish Council is beginning to flow. By Walter Pierce Journalists who cover the Lafayette City-Parish Council hope for it, but political intrigue is a capricious lady. We long for the bickering, graffiti-scribbling ...
Jan. 4, 2011 06:11 PM
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 Redistricting might become a legislative brawl, but coastal Louisiana could benefit. By Walter Pierce In less than three months state lawmakers will gather for a special session to redraw Louisiana's congressional and state ...

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