Writing Sunday that the “resurrection of the idea of a cigarette tax increase owes more to mathematics than public health,” the editors at The Advocate called on Gov. Bobby Jindal and the Legislature to raise the state tax on tobacco products, pointing to the attendant benefits of lower consumption of cigarettes, especially among teenagers.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu says he doesn't think the 34-minute power failure during the Super Bowl will hurt New Orleans' chances of getting the NFL's championship game in 2018.

Anna Gatlin began work at the Department of Education last month after serving as a domestic policy adviser to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.

After a seemingly off-colored comment regarding the arrest of two N.P. Moss students on rape charges landed him in this month's PAS BON section of IND Monthly's POOYIE!, Lafayette schools Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper has responded.

Cue some slow-grind, funky music here, kids, ’cause The Times of Acadiana is goin’ down on our eyeballs. O, yeah!

The confessed killer of Mickey Shunick and Lisa Pate, in his most recent hand-written court filings — submitted into the record Thursday — is requesting names of the grand jury witnesses who testified against him, as well as the placing of a gag order on the 15th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

The state's pool of money to pay for ongoing construction projects is running dry, and Louisiana is teetering so close to its debt ceiling that there's little room to borrow more to replenish the fund.

Kitty Kimball became the first woman on the Supreme Court when she was elected in 1992 from the Fifth District.

Gov. Bobby Jindal has held up Texas and Florida, states that do not levy income taxes, as models for luring investment and new businesses as he’s made his preliminary case for abolishing Louisiana’s own personal and corporate income taxes and making up the shortfall by upping the state sales tax.

It's another painful lesson in what happens when you vote to undo a perfectly legal process.

gay_churchFaced with changing demographics and dwindling attendance, evangelical churches refine their message on LGBT issues.

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