At press time Monday, former congressman and one-time Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer, fresh off a failed presidential campaign, was scheduled to testify before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill Tuesday.
Traffic & Transportation Director Tony Tramel is like a patient professor with the City-Parish Council, doing his best to explain in layman’s terms the sundry engineering concepts of his trade.
Gov. Bobby Voucher loves him some airline food. He spends a lot of time in the friendly skies, flying to fundraisers and other political events even as one budget crisis after another rattles the state he’s supposed to be governing.
Lafayette Parish public school students could soon be on their way to having their own personal electronic health records following
Only five school districts across the state are technologically ready to begin online testing of their students as part
Be careful what you wish for. Oil giant Shell should have known its social media stunt inviting public participation
Rum is the New World’s answer to Old World whiskey, and South Louisiana is set to become a major player in the production of the potent potable.
Gov. Bobby Jindal claims he wasn’t aware until mid June of the fiscal ramifications — an upwards of $100 million annual blow to the state budget —
If the city of Lafayette proclaimed the sky blue, Jared Bellard and William Theriot would beg to differ.
After mounting pressure from several environmental groups threatening legal action...
A hearing officer’s report on state Rep. Vincent Pierre’s request to reduce his monthly child support payments...
Baby, meet bath water.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Freelance sports writer Dan McDonald, a regular contributor to The Independent, was named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Sports Writer of the Year
The inaction of Congress so far to halt the doubling of Stafford college loan interest rates from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent has prompted student government presidents from five Louisiana universities — including UL Lafayette — to urge federal lawmakers to take action before the increased rates take effect July 1.
Sen. David Vitter wasted little time in decrying the U.S. Supreme Court’s dismantling of Arizona’s draconian immigration law, issuing a press release within an hour of the ruling in which he complained
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