The Lafayette Parish School System is being investigated for alleged racial discrimination by the U.S. Department of Education.


Big Oil mouthpiece Don Briggs is at it again, this time turning his attention away from legacy lawsuits against the industry to the overregulation of the industry.

DLRBA carousel"From what I can tell, business owners Downtown have been more reactive than proactive in certain areas, and we’ve never been united in the sense that we can work together."

LPSB fiddling carouselAfter tediously chipping away, the school board has managed to close the budget gap by $1 million. Now, just $22.5 million left to go (with the new school year barely a month away).

Six low-income Lafayette families are becoming homeowners thanks to a $60,000 Affordable Housing Program grant.

In early June, LPSB members were supposed to be contacted by the special attorney hired to investigate Superintendent Pat Cooper. Four board members, however, tell The IND they didn't even hear from the Baton Rouge attorney until this week.


Known for being somewhat of a flip-flopper, state Sen. Elbert Guillory, the Republican-turn-Democrat-turn-Republican, is now considering ditching his bid for lieutenant governor in favor of a run for the 5th District congressional seat currently held by Vance McAllister.

Feeling that lawmakers were ignoring them, marijuana advocates held a rally at the State Capitol last month to gain traction for their chosen issue.

Just when it appeared things couldn’t get any worse for former St. Landry Parish School Board member Quincy Richard Sr. — who’s serving a 33-month sentence in federal prison for soliciting a bribe from a candidate for superintendent — well, they just did.


Last Thursday, I drove down to Baton Rouge to interview the Cajun Prince, the Silver Fox, former four-term Louisiana governor, former state Supreme Court justice, former U.S. Congressman, former federal inmate #03128-095, former reality television star, and current candidate for Louisiana’s Sixth Congressional District, Edwin Washington Edwards.

State Rep. Lenar Whitney, R-Houma, finds herself in crosshairs of the interwebs’ snark central after she posted a ridiculous campaign video. A ‘Sarah Palin wannabe’ indeed!

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