The proposal to retire all but about 50 federally owned chimpanzees is the latest step in a gradual shift away from using chimps as test subjects, owing to technological advances and growing ethical concerns about research on primates that share more than 98 percent of the DNA of humans.

Covington Rep. John Schroder has set up a special email address to solicit comments. He's asking people to send their ideas to schoolsafetycomments(at)legis.la.gov.

BP and the federal government have agreed that 34 million gallons of oil captured during the massive 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico can't count toward civil penalties the oil giant faces.


Things could get sticky for four excessively absent Lafayette Parish School Board members as a complaint was filed last week by former state Rep. Rickey Hardy, who is calling on the 15th Judicial District Attorney’s Office to uphold school system policy and state law.
LCG_settlementThere should be serious repercussions for the Lafayette City-Parish Council members. 
These lucky winners participated in our “post a comment” contests on Facebook during the Grammys.

Local TV station jumps on the viral video bandwagon.

Supreme Court will hear a challenge to campaign finance laws limiting how much an individual can give to political campaigns.

The court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of the rapper known as C-Murder, who is serving a life sentence for killing a 16-year-old fan in Louisiana. A jury voted 10-2 to convict the rapper, whose real name is Corey Miller.

vetsAlthough veterans as a whole have a lower unemployment rate than average, those who served following 9-11 are having a much harder time finding work.

The explosives recycling company blamed for the evacuation of a Louisiana town in December misstated its storage capacity for dangerous materials when it sought a multimillion dollar Army contract in 2010, according to documents reviewed by The Associated Press.

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