State Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain is advising horse owners to vaccinate their animals for eastern equine encephalitis and west Nile virus as mosquito season kicks in.

In a letter distributed Wednesday to the Iberia Parish Council, attorney Gary McGoffin argues that the damages claim of Holly Leleux-Thubron will not likely hold weight in court; her attorney responded Thursday by filing a complaint in federal court.
It’s typical, says Lafayette Parish Schools Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper, for gifted and talented students to get the short end of the stick. Case in point: Senate Committee Resolution 23.

A permit to keep a tiger named Tony at a truck stop outside Baton Rouge was invalid because the truck stop's owner wasn't the animal's legal owner, the state 1st Circuit Court of Appeal ruled Thursday.

Here a photo recap showing several of the Northside High Schoolers who participated Tuesday in the705's job shadowing project.

The Advocate has succeeded in its legal effort to get the names of the candidates who applied for the top post.

House speaker says he doesn't believe any proposal to tap into the federal Medicaid expansion money will win passage in the Louisiana Legislature this year.

Handguns, education, salt domes, equal pay for women and more.

At attempt to cover more uninsured people in the state's Medicaid program, as allowed under the federal Affordable Care Act, was rejected Wednesday by a House committee.

Under a proposal backed Wednesday by the House Education Committee, the disciplinary effects of a new statewide teacher evaluation system would be delayed for a year to give schools time to work out kinks in the assessment method.

In an effort to generate dialogue between teachers and the administration, Lafayette Parish Schools Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper  announced a series of faculty forums slated to begin next week.
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