Evidence of a “media blackout” in regards to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico keeps piling up.
Tropical Storm Alex is churning over the southern Gulf of Mexico and is expected to reach hurricane status by Tuesday morning.
Thirty-eight Lafayette parish residents who submitted résumés for the charter commission will be interviewed by the City-Parish Council.
Gov. Bobby Jindal quietly announced the veto of a highly controversial public records bill around 6:30 p.m. Friday, snuffing the collective hope of lawmakers who wanted to add more transparency in the way communications related to the BP oil spill are being handled by the executive branch.
A research institute for the study and treatment of bereavement is in the works for Lafayette — a first-of-its-kind in the United States.
Despite that the Lafayette MSA (which includes St. Martin Parish) gained 1,000 jobs from April to May, the parish’s unemployment rate jumped from 4.7 percent in April to 5.4 percent in May.
Meteorologists are watching a thunderstorm system associated with a tropical wave in the western Caribbean — a system that could become the first tropical depression in the Atlantic Basin this year.
With the state's financial situation looking increasingly bleak, there's been a shakeup with the Jindal administration's top financial advisor.
The Board of Regents this week approved the creation of a search committee to spearhead the selection of a new commissioner of higher education.
The Reagan appointee who this week shot down the federal government’s “abitrary and capricious” deepwater drilling moratorium has a reversal record that is the second-lowest among judges of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, according to a profile of U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman on the website Law.com.
U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman said today that he will not delay his Tuesday decision to strike down a six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling. The Justice Department had asked the New Orleans federal judge to stay his ruling while it appeals to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
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