The time since the literacy test was issued — 50 years — represents nearly a fourth of our country’s history, and it’s that narrow timeframe that keeps the legacy of this document alive.

Coach Don carousel 6“Coach Don” Gagnard is running for school board. Today he ruminates on the work ethic of the poor.


The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East is still evaluating a report that suggests the new levees are lower than they should be even for that 100-year storm.

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell’s office is not washing its hands of the bribery conspiracy in the DA's office after all.

Once a staple of the adult entertainment scene in Acadiana, Desperado’s Cabaret was shut down two years ago, and last week the former club’s owner, James Panos, was sentenced for his role in a racketeering conspiracy.

In true Elbert Guillory fashion, the state senator from Opelousas has issued a response defending his recent behavior on The Jim Engster radio show in which he brought the interview to an abrupt close after likening one of his legislative colleagues to a yapping Chihuahua.

The deal, if approved by the council on Tuesday, would shore up funding for an interstate-grade interchange at Verot School Road and Highway 90.

Coach Don carousel4“Coach Don” Gagnard is running for school board. Today he shares a meditation on the Affordable Care Act.

coach don miso carousel“Coach Don” Gagnard is a self-professed racist and homophobe, he’s running for school board and, according to court records, he also bullies and harasses women.

The City-Parish Council will vote Tuesday on an ordinance for final adoption that would raise the fees — in some cases doubling them — for many of the activities and amenities provided to the community through the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation.

Coach Don carousel3“Coach Don” Gagnard is running for school board. Today he shares his thoughts on America’s social-safety net.

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