With lawmakers refusing to scrap the Common Core, the fight over Louisiana's use of the education standards shifted Tuesday to Gov. Bobby Jindal.

With approval of the plan, Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit established to oversee the 100 acres’ transformation into a public green space, will begin fundraising in earnest.

The plan, created over months of public input under the guidance of the nonprofit Lafayette Central Park Inc., represents an ambitious — and expensive — guide for converting the 100 acres of raw, pastoral land between Johnston Street and West Bayou Parkway into a central public park for the city of Lafayette.


Wife, friends serving as campaign team for now 

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No rainstorm could stop several hundred people from gathering at the Horse Farm to honor Griff Blakewood Sunday afternoon.

It’s official: The Lafayette Parish School Board’s investigation of Superintendent Pat Cooper gets rolling this week.

Sen. Page Cortez’s bill to stop charter schools from getting dedicated tax revenues from the Lafayette Parish School System should have been an easy sell to his fellow lawmakers, but there was one problem: the number assigned to his bill also happened to be what the Bible calls the “number of the beast.”

A batch of big-budget films is set to be shot in Louisiana over the summer as the state's investment in a tax credit program draws cost-conscious producers.

"Allowing an individual to override court decisions and violate local and state laws in order to retain possession of a dangerous wild animal invites other would-be big exotic cat owners to come forward requesting their own exemptions to state and local laws."

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The GOP pulled out all the stops with an all-star cast of crazy for Thursday’s kick-off of the three-day Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans.

On average, Louisiana women make 67 cents for every $1 men make, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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