Cost of gasoline taking a bite out of your budget? Here are 10 ways to fix that.
With gasoline prices still high, manufacturers are making their green cars bigger and better. And that means there are more green-leaning options on the market. Confused by all those new options?
The Independent steps up the effort to get diners into locally owned restaurants this summer.
With EatLafayette kicking its campaign into high gear this year — Robert Mondavi Wines has joined The New Fly Lafayette Club as a title sponsor — The Independent has stepped up its effort to steer diners to locally owned establishments as well. Now in its eighth year, EatLafayette has more than 60 participating restaurants for the campaign, which launches June 18 and ends Aug. 15.
Five tales of how the Lafayette delegation adapted to a loss of seniority, brought home the pork and navigated the most contentious regular session of recent memory.
By Jeremy Alford • Photos by Robin May
I. Living In A Cadillac State
The 34-story State Capitol has a sub-basement. Aside from being brightly lit, well-opulated and only smelling of unadulterated ambition, it’s everything you would expect from a sub-basement. The Senate uses it for office space, taking the place of what was once roots and clay and dirt, mineral deposits and whatnot. Today, it’s a vast and winding catacomb. Hallways, sharp turns and an endless series of doors that are aesthetically unvarying.
The federal immigration debate has ensnared some of Louisiana’s most iconic industries — and the guest workers they rely on.
By JEREMY ALFORD • Photos by ROBIN MAY
You’ve probably never heard of an H-2B guest worker visa. But you have probably enjoyed the yield it produces. Like one of those melt-in-your-mouth Gold Brick Eggs from Elmer Candy. Or a package of Louisiana-harvested crawfish tails. Or maybe it was a night out in New Orleans, kicked off with drinks at one of the newer hotels.
(First of a series) - Kristi Guillory and Her Road to Everywhere
By Dominick Cross
Photo by Robin May
Kristi Guillory has been on a musical journey for most of her life.
And as she makes her way at this stage of her life, the 33-year-old Cajun musician, wife and mother has a new rock album out, a baby on the way and a new appreciation of her craft.
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