Top scientists’ claims that their opinions were misrepresented to justify a government-imposed six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling has led to a federal investigation of the moratorium itself.
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BP crude contaminating pastures is a growing concern as a tropical system moves closer to southwest Louisiana.
State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek says Lafayette is probably in a better position than any other city in the state to achieve world class education in its public schools, if school leaders can create the right environment for progress.
Even if the tropical depression southeast of Florida doesn’t develop into a storm, it could produce seas high enough to set back BP’s efforts to permanently plug its blown out Macondo well if it enters the Gulf.
The Lafayette Charter Commission decided to hold its first meeting on Monday, Aug. 2 after being sworn on Wednesday in the City-Parish Council auditorium.
Upwards of 11,000 people streamed into the Cajundome Wednesday afternoon to hear a succession of speakers take aim at the federal moratorium.
Just when you thought Louisiana politics couldn’t get anymore interesting, The Monroe News-Star reports today that retired Louisiana Supreme Justice Chet Traylor, Sen. David Vitter’s main challenger in the Aug. 28 Republican primary, is engaged in a romantic relationship with his stepson’s estranged wife.
The federal judge who nixed the Obama administration’s six-month moratorium on deepwater Gulf of Mexico drilling will not recuse himself from the case.
The City-Parish Council will vote Tuesday on an ordinance for final adoption that would declare the North St. Antoine Street extension project a public necessity, clearing the way for acquiring rights of way along the projected route through expropriation if necessary.
Organizers of tomorrow's Rally for Economic Survival at the Cajundome are planning for the possibility of an overflow crowd of more than 12,000.
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