sneaky_jindalTop officials used personal email accounts to craft media strategy, which can make it more difficult to track under public records laws.

State health officials say they have reached arrangements with private health facilities to take over some of the care at three LSU public hospitals across south Louisiana; in a special meeting Friday, the LSU Board of Supervisors will consider the formal agreements.

George Washington Eames Jr., a plaintiff in a 1956 lawsuit that led to the desegregation of schools in Baton Rouge, La., has died. He was 79.

10_THINGS_12_12_12Here’s your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012.
Mickey_EdwardsFormer Congressman Mickey Edwards has some common-sense solutions to ending gridlock in Washington and getting politicians back to work for us instead of their parties.
tommy_angelle3School board rep. Tommy Angelle takes over as the Lafayette Parish School Board member with the most absences this year.

It appears coal will continue to be the primary source of Lafayette’s electricity going into the 21st century, despite a push by a group of residents to consider an alternative energy future, which seems to have fallen on deaf ears with the City-Parish Council.

jindal_skewer“... next year it will be the fiscal mountain, after that the fiscal black hole, and after that fiscal Armageddon.” — Gov. Bobby Jindal

A pair of Acadiana politicians including a current member of the Lafayette Parish School Board are facing charges and likely fines from the Louisiana Board of Ethics.

The president of LSU's Faculty Senate filed a complaint with the university's accrediting agency about plans to reorganize the system's leadership, saying Thursday that decision-making has been too secretive and appears rife with political meddling by the governor.

State officials say highway deaths in Louisiana fell for the fourth consecutive time last year.

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