Oct. 9, 2009 03:54 PM
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is sending roughly $2.4 million to Lafayette for special housing developments. The cash will arrive in two allotments: one Community Development Block Grant totaling $1.6 million and one HOME program ...
Oct. 7, 2009 05:00 AM
If shrimpers and processors are going to solve their collective grief, they at least need to start playing nice. Listening to testimony during Monday’s meeting of the Louisiana Shrimp Task Force are Cathy Breaux of the ...
Oct. 6, 2009 04:02 PM
Even though speculation over the possible closure of a four-year university has produced more anxiety than actual proof, state Treasurer John Kennedy brought up the topic on his own during his address to the Baton Rouge Press Club Monday and said it would ...
Sept. 18, 2009 03:48 PM
The oil and gas lease sale conducted last week by the state Mineral Board brought in only $29,000 and is the lowest monthly sale Louisiana has experienced in at least a generation. Energy leases have been under-performing for most of the calendar year ...
Sept. 11, 2009 04:04 PM
The highly-anticipated U.S. Senate contest between Congressman Charlie Melancon and incumbent David Vitter is still more than a year away, but a new internal poll has surfaced that shows how the two men are stacking up. As expected, Melancon, D-Napoleonville ...
Sept. 4, 2009 04:38 PM
Although new legal issues have surfaced over the rights to Elmer’s Island, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission announced Thursday that the area currently overseen by the state will be open to the public during the Labor Day weekend and ...
Sept. 2, 2009 05:00 AM
While Charlie Melancon is ducking town hall meetings, David Vitter is shirking real answers about hookergate, making for a U.S. Senate race that’s more about games than aims. Charlie Melancon may be the first major political candidate from Louisiana ...
Aug. 31, 2009 03:35 PM
Gov. Bobby Jindal put his name on the line again for a Republican candidate this weekend and, just like previous endorsements, it failed to resonate with voters. Former Lafourche Parish Councilman Brent Callais, R-Cut Off, had Jindal’s blessing in Saturday’s ...
Aug. 26, 2009 05:00 AM
As dockside prices dip to historic lows, shrimpers point a collective finger at processors and elected officials make more promises. U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon told commercial fishermen during last week’s protest ...
Aug. 19, 2009 05:00 AM
Legislative chamber bosses are taking routes not traveled by the governor, but they’re still on different paths. House Speaker Jim Tucker Photo by Robin May In May 2008, Louisiana’s ...

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