Despite breezing through the House of Representatives, HB 420 — a local bill calling for the restoration of Holy Rosary Institute by taking revenue from the Cajundome — will likely stay stuck in the Senate Finance Committee, at least until more details are provided.

Citing a U.S. Supreme Court decision voiding a similar law passed in Arizona, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal struck down a Louisiana statute known as the “Driving Without Lawful Presence” law in a case originating in Lafayette.

The appeals court ruling provides full vindication for the city-parish president in his battle with a renegade Lafayette Housing Authority board.

The Advocate, which moved into the New Orleans market from Baton Rouge earlier this year in response to The Times-Picayune going to a three-day-per-week production schedule, has been sold to New Orleans businessman and sometime-political candidate John Georges.

Bel_CarouselWhile state Rep. John Bel Edwards’ campaign for governor is a long shot, it could redefine Louisiana Democrats in the post-Bobby Jindal era.

Where_CarouselThe embattled relationship between Lafayette Parish Schools Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper and board member Tehmi Chassion was not always so.

Primeaux_CarouselNow we know why the former pedophile priest committed suicide late last year, and the story behind it is more riveting than his death.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hold five public meetings around the South in June to hear what people think about using genetically modified crops on refuges to provide food for ducks, geese and other migrating waterfowl.

The House voted 87-0 Monday for a measure seeking to prohibit employers from demanding that their workers or job applicants provide access to their personal online accounts such as Facebook pages or email.

Google Now is often compared with the Siri voice assistant on Apple's mobile devices, but its power lies in giving you information you need to know before you have to ask. It works best as a supplement to Siri, rather than a replacement, now that it has expanded from Android devices to iPhones and iPads.

The Louisiana House budget-writing committee Monday advanced a $24 billion spending plan for next year that could force steep cuts on colleges and health services, but few lawmakers expect it to resemble the final bill.

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