The only lack of trust I have seen comes from a few disgruntled people whose favorite candidates have not made the finals of the selection. The editorial pointed out the pros and the cons of open and closed selection processes, and I am sure that there would be criticism no matter which way was utilized.
You state that too few community leaders are speaking up about the questionable process. That's because they probably do not have concerns that you do. Most people that I know in the community ' and I do know lots of people here ' are satisfied and believe that the best person shall be chosen.
I must say that there will always be people who are not satisfied when things do not go their way, and it looks like you're not satisfied. But it is unfair to say that the candidates are not qualified. The candidate that I know the best is so over-qualified, so competent and so good at what he does. The majority of the leadership in Lafayette feels the same way. And 90 percent of USL alumni feel the same way that I do. (There's always that 10 percent who complain.)
The public school system in this Bible Belt parish in west Louisiana decided not to fight a lawsuit accusing it of unconstitutional religious practices.
Three years after his release from federal prison, former governor enters the race for Louisiana's 6th Congressional District, ending months of speculation about the political future of the 86-year-old Silver Fox.
David Dismukes, author of the often-cited study on the impact of legacy lawsuits on Louisiana’s oil and gas industry, will appear Tuesday as a panelist for LSU’s Economic Outlook Forum, but will Dismukes address what's been dubbed a “fatally flawed” study by some of his academic peers?
Right tackle Zach Strief, who has spent his entire eight-year career in New Orleans and became a starter in 2011, had entered free agency last week but had expressed an interest in working out a deal to remain with the Saints if the club could field a competitive offer.
Louisiana's Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control is lax in monitoring businesses that have permits to sell alcohol, skipping some routine inspections and shrinking compliance checks, according to an audit released Monday.
The governor has fewer than two years remaining in his term, and his relationship with lawmakers has grown more difficult in recent years.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday, March 17, 2014:
Ethics Board attorneys say recovering all of Gachassin’s financial gains, plus additional fines, is the only way to deter bad behavior.
According to Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Vice President Gifford Briggs, at least one member of the Acadiana legislative delegation will be going to bat for Big Oil during this year’s session.
“Louisiana should strive for a campaign finance reporting and enforcement system that promotes compliance, sets a high ethical standard and provides clear procedures that are practical, consistent and transparent.”
Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration wants to use Gulf oil spill recovery money to help refill the state's "rainy day" fund and settle a pending lawsuit over its use.
Lafayette Police say two men have submitted themselves to custody in connection with the harrowing caper of last week.
Democrat Mary Landrieu and Republican David Vitter were among the 72 senators voting Thursday to send the bill to the president; 22 senators voted against it.
The popular bistro-slash-music venue is set to appear Thursday before the state’s office of Alcohol & Tobacco Control to prove it’s a restaurant and not a bar.
"If you're a guy on defense and you know a team is able to get leads on people, that bodes well for guys like me who want to get turnovers and create turnovers because it makes another team one dimensional."
The financing plan would pay for the operations of 69 public school districts for the 2014-15 school year.
The Philadelphia Eagles acquired Darren Sproles from the New Orleans Saints on Thursday for a fifth-round draft pick.
The Louisiana Oil and Gas Association is offering a pretty sweet deal, the only catch is you’ve gotta sit through their spiel about how “greedy trial lawyers” are killing the industry and forcing companies out of the state with their “frivolous” lawsuits.
The Lafayette Parish School Board's mishandling of its insurance selection process over the last two years has caught the attention of the FBI.
Kids under 18 will have to pursue skin cancer the old-fashioned way.
Lafayette Parish School Board member Kermit Bouillion says he will defend his District 5 seat in the upcoming election.
The Louisiana chapter of Americans for Prosperity sent the pledge request to all 144 lawmakers in February.
The 5-foot-10, 203-pound former second-round pick has gone to three Pro Bowls in his five seasons.
The state argues that if they identify how they're getting the drugs, they could have trouble buying more because companies don't want to be known as helping in an execution.
The enrollment period ends this month.