December 1, 2014
It sounds like the set-up to a bad B movie, but it really happened at Negreet High School in Many, where a portrait of Jesus once hung in the school lobby and Bible verses hung on the walls — until the ACLU of Louisiana filed suit on behalf of the...
December 1, 2014
Dafford and Gould pull away from UL Lafayette in mid-November with boxes and boxes of The Public Art of Robert Dafford, photographed
and written by Gould. They embark on 2,000 miles of road travel,
attending book signings and interviews at venues between Louisiana and
Ohio, meandering through West Virginia and Kentucky, and stopping in
Vicksburg, Miss., before returning home to Lafayette.
January 2, 2015
You’ve probably seen by now the public service announcements for Project
Front Yard, the LCG initiative backed by local businesses and civic
groups to address litter and blight issues in Lafayette.
March 2, 2015
Has the extraordinary release of documents in the Seth Fontenot murder
trial really served the public interest and — more important — his right
to a fair trial?
January 15, 2016
Pope on the Ropes
The Lafayette city marshal’s Feb. 29 contempt hearing — for failing to turn over court-ordered documents responsive to a public records request — could be just the beginning of his legal troubles.
February 1, 2016
WORKING ON A VISION
After the first major public workshop, Lafayette residents are still wondering if the Connector team sees what they see.
April 1, 2016
RE: Holding Accountable
In a reversal of fortune, the city marshal charged with hauling people to jail awaits possibly the same fate.
April 1, 2016
UL professor educates health pros.
May 2, 2016
The longer the Marshal Brian Pope public records battle goes on, the stranger it gets.
June 15, 2016
PEOPLE & FLASHES
Charles Fenstermaker has been elevated to CFO of Fenstermaker & Associates following the retirement of longtime CFO Dan Lavergne, who held the post for 18 years.
August 1, 2016
Laws Above the Law
This month Louisiana will officially activate two laws addressing police interaction with the public, drafted and passed with what critics say was knee-jerk rashness and inattention to detail.
September 2, 2016
Marshaling a Defense at the Public’s Expense
Pope’s legal troubles have bled public coffers for close to $300,000, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to stop.
September 16, 2016
Lafayette’s city marshal has exposed public coffers to more than $312,000 in costs to cover up his bungled foray into shadow politics.
October 17, 2016
Reshaping American Democracy
What direction will this country take after the 2016 election?
December 1, 2016
The good, the bad and the plain crazy of 2016
January 3, 2017
CROSS WISE: Our New Normal?
Political norms that have sustained America are frayed at the edges. Can our republic recover?
February 1, 2017
CROSS WISE: Our Taxes Reflect Our Values
Lafayette’s use of sales taxes, which disproportionately affect the poor, is nearly tapped out. Will our schools suffer because of it?