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Independent wins 2017 Freedom of Info Award from LPA
Pope keeps convicted felon on reserve roster
Parish (red) ink: What would you do?
JBE: La. Medicaid payment skewed under Senate bill
Pro-choice group sues La. over abortion rules
JBE vetoes campus ‘free speech’ bill
Walter Pierce RE:
In defense of public broadcasting
Mailbag, June 7, 2017
Cross Wise: Voter-fraud commission is a solution seeking a problem
Letters: LSMSA name change wrong
Good riddance to monuments, but they’re only scabs on a deeper wound
Letter: Fix broken immigration system
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By Independent Editors
Castille joins Council Q&A series
Oct. 13, 2015
The questionnaire series covers everything from roads and other infrastructure to public funding for the arts and culture, taxes and other issues ...
Council Q&A Part 6
Oct. 9, 2015
Today’s sixth and final installment concerns crime and the distribution and collection of taxes ...
Council Q&A Part 5: LCG support for the arts, culture and social service agencies
Oct. 8, 2015
Should city-parish funding of leisure and recreation be confined primarily to sports and parks and not to culture? ...
Council Q&A Part 4: LUS Fiber and other infrastructure
Oct. 7, 2015
Should LUS Fiber be extended outside the city limits, and how do we pay for all our infrastructure needs? ...
Council Q&A Part 3: Downtown, nightlife and zoning
Oct. 6, 2015
How changes to zoning might both encourage development and promote quality nightlife opportunities for residents and businesses Downtown ...
Council Q&A Part 2: TIFs, public-private partnerships
Oct. 5, 2015
Today's query concerns methods government uses to fund priorities when there isn’t enough cash to cover them ...
Council Q&A Part 1: Issues
Oct. 2, 2015
In mid-September, The Independent sent a questionnaire to candidates seeking seats on the City-Parish Council — incumbents and challengers, 17 candidates total ...
Smooth sailing, Mr. Flanagan
Aug. 4, 2015
After three years of cranking out prototypical IND investigative journalism, staff writer Patrick Flanagan moves on to his next adventure ...
Seth Fontenot: an opportunity squandered
July 10, 2015
Judge Ed Rubin blazed a trail last year with his gay marriage ruling, but his sentencing of Seth Fontenot blew it ...
Diagnosis: Stockholm Syndrome
May 27, 2015
UL System President Woodley has fallen victim to the psychological phenomenon. Can she recover? ...
Trump&rsquo;s transportation budget threatens the Connector
A budget that counts on private investment could count out completing the Connector any time soon ...
Mellow Mushroom shuts down, Drago's moves in
Drago's set to take over the location in August ...
Good riddance to monuments, but they&rsquo;re only scabs on a deeper wound
We need to face up to how the “new New Orleans,” so celebrated by the Mayor and the self-anointed civic elite, in fact amounts to a hostile assault on African-American families and the working poor ...
Cordick named interim public works director
Six candidates vie for permanent job; no timeline released for selection process ...
Introducing The Current