The Power Shuffle
The diaspora provoked by Katrina and Rita is still under way, moving around people, political influence and regional culture.
By Jeremy Alford
Do You Know What It Means to Myth New Orleans?
One of the Crescent City's biggest challenges is overcoming inaccurate reports and stereotypes that formed in the immediate wake of Katrina.
By Katy Reckdahl
Rough Road Home
Vermilion and Iberia Parish residents have finally secured funding from the Louisiana Recovery Authority, but lack of a master rebuilding plan leaves their small towns at risk.
By Mary Tutwiler
Tracking the continuing odyssey of a resourceful 6-year-old who was separated from his family for days after Hurricane Katrina.
By Leslie Turk
Like It Was Yesterday
Emotions are still raw and strained in the tight-knit community of Mouton Cove, where residents seek comfort in each other.
By Jeremy Alford
An Independent Weekly investigation reveals the state's emergency shelter program is still awash in bureaucratic confusion and finger-pointing.
By Nathan Stubbs
Hurricane Rita decimated Cameron Parish, but residents say they're still living in the shadow of Hurricane Katrina.
By R. Reese Fuller
The fishing communities of lower St. Bernard Parish bore the brunt of Katrina's winds and storm surge. Now they're fighting federal indifference and incompetence.
By David Winkler-Schmit
A Fistful of Hope
New Orleans residents navigate the peaks and valleys of their post-Katrina world.
By R. Reese Fuller
Media back in NOLA, Blanco wants to maintain Guard control and more
By The Independent Staff
By Greg Peters
Posters with a Purpose
The Hurricane Poster Project opens a special exhibition at the Old State Capitol on Aug. 29.
By Scott Jordan
Abbott and Costello Rebuild New Orleans
A legendary comedy skit reimagined post-Katrina
By Michael Tisserand
Sounds of the Storm
An all-star benefit concert DVD and a veteran New Orleans brass band's reinterpretation of a classic Marvin Gaye album provoke mixed emotions.
By Scott Jordan
Capturing Katrina and A Watery Grave
Four documentaries remind the world that the Gulf Coast still needs help, while Spike Lee's documentary shows how democracy failed in Hurricane Katrina's dark flood.
By Shala Carlson and Felicia Feaster
Friday's Blogs from the Bog!
Style that shines
Go inside the kitchen with chef Michelle Youngberg
It’s an exciting time in life as you prepare to meet your new bundle of joy — get ready to plan out the next nine months so when your baby arrives, you can stress less and love more.
The new tool for breast cancer detection
Ecletic finds at your fingertips
Lafayette sisters head to LSU cheerleading squad
Classics that last
Three bedroom colonial or three bedroom Carencro traditional home
A new tool to beat runner’s pain
A children’s room for all seasons
Gaza truce unravels; Cantor exits early; immigration bill fails and more national and international news for Friday, August 1, 2014.
Congratulations to Stella Theriot and seven friends who will enjoy a private dinner hosted by INDEats and EatLafayette
The City-Parish Council on Tuesday will be asked to sign off on an agreement between UL Lafayette and Lafayette Consolidated Government that would expand mass transit opportunities for UL students by adding five additional buses to its shuttle run between Cajun Field and campus.
Four bedroom traditional or three bedroom French home
Louisiana's high school seniors are making increased strides on Advanced Placement exams.
The hip little River Ranch shop will open in the Acadiana Center for the Arts in time for the September ArtWalk.
Hot prints and cool wolves
The Alabama game is sold out but tickets for all other homes games can be purchased online at www.LSUtix.net.
Among the one-percenters nationally, Louisiana's fattest cat is a relative pauper.
The Republican governor sent a letter Thursday to the president, saying placement of the children in Louisiana could have "potential negative ramifications."
Many laws are minor, though some impact health care options, change educational programs and reach into people's everyday activities.
Responding to Tuesday’s federal appeals court decision to save Mississippi’s lone abortion clinic, Esquire magazine profiles the unique story behind one of the doctors working at the clinic in Jackson.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Lafayette’s first-ever Whole Foods Market will open its doors in September.
In reacting to the recently resurrected allegations of sexual abuse among local clergy, is the Catholic Diocese of Lafayette maintaining its old stance of protecting their own?
Louisiana's annual state sales tax holiday is Friday and Saturday.
Breakfast favorites served on a bubbly crust pair with a crisp salad
State Rep. Lenar Whitney — one of a handful of Republican candidates vying for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional district — has been described by Cook Political Report analyst David Wasserman as one of the most “frightening or fact-averse candidate[s]” he’s ever met following her reaction to an interview last week.