The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is moving ahead with plans to grade publicly funded prekindergarten and early childhood education programs.

beggar_bobbyThe Times-Picayune is reporting that Gov. Bobby Jindal waved a tin cup last month before billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.

boustany-landry_carousel2Flyers as well as robocalls are attempting to link U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, to conservatives’ ultimate bogyman: President Barack Obama.

The former cardiologist, who has been free since his 2008 conviction on 51 of 91 counts of health care fraud, will begin serving his 10-year sentence Dec. 17.

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office isn't lodging an opinion about whether Gov. Bobby Jindal's budgeting tactics are in line with the state constitution.

Days before a newly formed council focuses on long-term Gulf of Mexico cleanup, a report released to The Associated Press shows that one federal agency has committed more than a half-billion dollars to the region in the past two years, nearly one-fifth of it on projects directly linked to recovery from the 2010 oil spill.

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has delayed a decision on shrinking the number of mandates required of local school districts.

A federal judge presiding over litigation spawned by the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill has dismissed all claims against the manufacturer of a chemical dispersant that was used to break up crude gushing from BP's blown-out well.

About 500 people were hospitalized after terrorists unleashed an unknown gas at Cajun Field early this morning, but fortunately, the whole incident was just a simulated training exercise for the Lafayette Fire Department and the Louisiana National Guard’s 62nd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team.

Authorities are keeping a close eye on the weather and watching for lightning as they work to secure 6 million pounds of explosives at a former ammunition plant in northwest Louisiana.

A state audit finds Acadiana Technical College, which has campuses in Lafayette, New Iberia, Opelousas and other Acadiana cities, failed to issue hardship waivers to students who cannot afford certain fees even though the waivers are required by law.

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