The proposal from a National Institutes of Health committee also said all of the chimps should have plenty of room to play and climb.

Conservative House lawmakers said Tuesday they will push a package of proposals that aim to expand the areas of the state budget that can be cut during shortfalls and to limit the use of patchwork funding for ongoing programs.

Families of the terminally ill and health care workers planned a candlelight vigil Wednesday to protest Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to shutter the state's Medicaid hospice program in February.

Louisiana's flamboyant former Gov. Edwin Edwards says he's done his time, paid $2 million in fines and forfeitures and done everything required for his supervised release, and wants the supervision to end now.

Louisiana property owners with flood insurance policies whose homes or other structures were damaged during Hurricane Isaac have another 30 days to file claims for their flood losses.

The production company behind the forthcoming reality television show featuring former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards and his wife, Trina, has applied for tax credits with the state’s motion picture incentive program.

cash_register_carouselThe C-P Council will vote Tuesday night on an introductory ordinance that eliminates a 2 percent rebate, which for 2011 cost city-parish coffers more than $1.5 million.


“It is inevitable when one is restructuring a school system a nerve will be hit, business as usual will be disrupted, and the good ol’ boys will be annoyed.”

MAY_100429_0209Lafayette attorneys Alfred Boustany II and Thomas Guilbeau weigh in on The IND’s online story last week, “Judge Ed Rubin was go-to guy in tainted OWI cases.”

MAY_100611_3511Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, who was in charge of cleaning up BP's 2010 oil spill, will be the keynote speaker at an international scientific conference about the Gulf of Mexico.

After months of construction, road closures and flying dust, New Orleans is about ready to open its new streetcar line near the Superdome — just in time for the Super Bowl.

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