ATLANTA (AP) - Across the South, Republicans are working to take advantage of a new political landscape after a divided U.S. Supreme Court freed all or part of 15 states, many of them in the old Confederacy, from having to ask Washington's permission before changing election procedures in jurisdictions with... more »
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Public indecency - and some dogs - will now be prohibited from parades and other events in Pascagoula. The Mississippi Press reports that Mardi Gras shenanigans prompted action by the city council. The separate ordinances were drafted by City Attorney Eddie Williams. Williams says he patterned... more »
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The Port of Lake Charles is prepared to take legal action to force Pinnacle Entertainment to give up its hold on what was to be the site of the Sugarcane Bay casino-resort. The port board voted 5-0 Monday to have the agency's staff use legal... more »
Homecoming events continue on UL's campus today. Yesterday business put a stain on the town and today school will follow suit. Local schools will participate in paint the town red from.
The rest of today's homecoming events are as follows: • Paint the Town Red - Schools from 8:15... more »
Community leaders Second Harvest Food Bank member agency representatives and others gathered August 31 to reflect on the achievements of the greater Lafayette community and Second Harvest Food Bank in the five years following Hurricane Rita, and share the outlook for the fight against hunger in south Louisiana. Second Harvest... more »
There will be a public meeting for Veterans Action Coalition of Acadiana will be held Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at the Clifton Chenier Center at 3:00 PM.
We will announce a new and special letter that will confirm our recommendation to relocate the existing VA Clinic to Southpark Hospital.... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two white students who were denied admission
to the University of Texas at Austin are asking a federal appeals
court to rule that the school impermissibly uses race in its
undergraduate admissions decisions.
A three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit... more »
FRANKLIN, La. (AP) - An environmental group wants to stop a natural gas storage project in St. Mary Parish. The Louisiana Environmental Action Network has asked the state Department of Environmental Quality to deny a permit for the Henry Gas Storage plan. The report from LEAN says the plans to... more »
The University of Louisiana in Lafayette is making strides in its efforts to go green. In fact a group called S.P.E.A.K is spear heading those efforts. S.P.E.A.K stands for students for peace, action, environment, and knowledge. They're working with UL's student government and the campus president to formulate a green... more »