We like our gumbo and our rice and gravy, but maybe Lafayette isn’t so unhealthy after all.
After climbing steadily since 2002, retail sales slid 11.6 percent last year, falling from $5.4 billion in 2008 to $4.8 billion.
It’s a disease that strikes many politicians: selective amnesia. Last week, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin found himself inflicted while reflecting upon his eight years in office in an interview with Essence Magazine.
The cynics have spoken: The New Orleans Saints’ unbelievable season and Super Bowl championship will not — they repeat will not — help the city recover from Hurricane Katrina.
This one we have to bestow on the fans of the vanquished Indianapolis Colts — not the 11 who showed up at Indy International Airport last week to welcome the team back from an unquestionably disappointing trip to Miami...
We’re pretty sure Gov. Bobby Jindal didn’t attend a single Saints game until the NFC Championship, but the bandwagoner-in-chief used the occasion of the Super Bowl to hold forth the tin cup, raking in...
After rejecting the idea late last year, the Lafayette Public Utilities Authority, in a close 3-2 vote last week, reversed course and approved a rate increase for Lafayette Utilities System.
It was a rough week in court for the Lafayette Parish School Board.
Michael Marshall obviously didn’t pick up The Independent’s recent “Green Issue.”
More like c’est magnifique! Admit it, you probably thought you’d never utter the words Saints and Super Bowl in a sentence that didn’t include the phrase “will never go to.” But as broadcaster Jim Henderson put it at the delirious, goal post-dividing conclusion of the NFC Championship, “Pigs have flown! Hell has frozen over!
A Minden man’s conviction on federal civil rights violations for burning a cross near an interracial couple’s home draws a sharper line between rampantly racist north and central Louisiana and our more tolerant southern part of the state. UL Lafayette, after all, was the first university in the Deep South to integrate, doing so within months of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling.
We’re not sure what conservative wunderkind James O’Keefe and three other 20-something men including the son of the acting U.S. attorney in Shreveport intended when they infiltrated U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu’s New Orleans office last week and allegedly attempted to tamper with the phone system.
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