May 26, 2010 06:00 AM
Wednesday, May 26, 2010Written by Walter PierceCOG sheds light on Lafayette Parish's political dynamic.I attended a meeting of the Lafayette Council of Governments last week in Duson, the parish's westernmost outpost. COG comprises representatives of ...
May 19, 2010 06:00 AM
Wednesday, May 19, 2010Written by Walter PierceSenate Bill 583 could shield government in Louisiana from sunshine.I was a little miffed with the Louisiana Press Association a few weeks ago upon learning that a room-temperature dollop of journalistic pap ...
May 12, 2010 06:00 AM
Wednesday, May 12, 2010Written by Walter Pierce A critical step toward addressing Lafayette's political issues is about to commence.We'll have a pretty good idea before the next issue of The Independent Weekly drops who will comprise the charter commission ...
May 5, 2010 06:00 AM
Wednesday, May 5, 2010Written by Walter Pierce Ambassador Caffery opened new opportunities and old wounds.Few are watching it closely and no doubt even fewer care, yet some of the best and, more important, consequential political drama to happen in Lafayette ...
April 28, 2010 06:00 AM
Written by Walter PierceWednesday, 28 April 2010 Two hours of the April 20 City-Parish Council meeting should be required viewing for every 10th grader in the parish.Councilman William Theriot was right last Tuesday - the substitute ordinance submitted ...
April 21, 2010 06:00 AM
Written by Walter PierceWednesday, 21 April 2010 A smoke-free Festival International is a good idea whose time has come.When a blog ignites five times as many words in reader commentary as the blog itself, you know you've struck a nerve. But it was somewhat ...
April 13, 2010 08:29 PM
Written by Walter PierceWednesday, 14 April 2010 April 20, 2010, could turn out to be one of the most important dates in the city of Lafayette's history.I wish I could take back the observation in last week's column that deconsolidation is dipping on ...
April 6, 2010 07:53 PM
Written by Walter PierceWednesday, 7 April 2010 It's falling right now, but a meeting of mayors could have it on the rise. Lafayette Parish is not going to deconsolidate any time soon - voters will not be given an opportunity to make that decision in ...
March 30, 2010 06:15 PM
Written by Walter PierceWednesday, 31 March 2010 I knew Kent Hutslar only well enough to envy his talent, and to marvel at the remarkable ease with which he moved through the world. He could bend your ear for 30 minutes about the latest photographic ...
March 23, 2010 06:40 PM
Written by Walter PierceWednesday, 24 March 2010 Lafayette has it, but will the chamber of commerce buy it? If this journalism thing doesn't work out, I may seek employment in the federal Office of Acronyms. The feds love acronyms, and I evidently enjoy ...

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