Government agencies are already taking steps to comply with automatic spending cuts scheduled to take effect Friday.

Thad Welch, take heart. Since 2009 the Lafayette Parish School Board and system have hired 34 others who did not fully meet the education requirements of their job description.

Tony Hayward was head of the London-based oil giant in 2010 when there was an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.

Eagles are back at a lake bordering part of the Kisatchie National Forest, and forest officials are hosting a bald eagle speech and hike this weekend.

In our ongoing look into the four Lafayette Parish School Board members who have a penchant for missed meetings, The IND has discovered disparities between LPSB attendance records obtained through two separate records requests.

Lawmakers question whether the deals will be done in time and if it's appropriate to budget dollars that aren't yet in hand.

THREE_AMIGOSCouncilmen Jared Bellard, William Theriot and Andy Naquin really don’t get it. Or they’re just pandering to their base.

tisk_tisk_tehmiTehmi Chassion's recent antics make him seem less like someone elected to fight for education and more like the hot-headed Bobby Knight of Indiana Hoosiers fame.  

BP failed to implement a new safety plan on the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon drilling rig even though the company realized a blowout in the Gulf of Mexico was its greatest danger, an expert witness for people and businesses suing the company testified Tuesday.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan and chef Paul Prudhomme are visiting a farm in New Orleans.

JINDAL_hearth_troubleGov. Bobby Jindal faces deepening crises in his home state even as he dishes out advice on how the divided GOP can regroup.

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