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  • Former Lawmakers Seek Return to LA Legislature

    August 7, 2011 2:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Term limits cleared out much of Louisiana's Legislature within the last few years, and some of those lawmakers weren't ready to go when their time was up. Now, a few longtime legislators are trying to return, seeking to oust those who took their place. Others... more »
  • Louisiana State Legislative Special Elections Set for Saturday

    January 21, 2011 4:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Elections are set Saturday to replace a New Orleans legislator who went to Congress and an Acadiana legislator who took a state regulatory post. Democrats Errol Bailey, Roland Barthe, Wesley Bishop and Willie Jones are in a race for the state House seat Cedric Richmond vacated... more »
  • New Top Cop in Breaux Bridge

    November 3, 2010 3:48 PM

    Breaux Bridge has a new top cop, voted in by a narrow margin. Only 11 votes separated P.J. Hebert from Rollie Cantu. Breaux Bridge native Percy "P.J." Hebert edged out his opponent Tuesday, running on a platform to reform the troubled Breaux Bridge police department... P.J.'s slogan is... more »
  • Lafayette Parish School Board Race

    November 1, 2010 7:30 PM

    One race in Lafayette is causing some tension for two men hoping to fill the Lafayette Parish School Board District 5 seat. During the primaries, Kermit Bouillion was ten votes shy of winning the whole race, but his opponent Dean Landry is still hoping to come out on top. Bouillon... more »
  • Kaplan Hospital Tax

    October 13, 2010 7:37 PM

    A hospital in Vermilion Parish is banking on voters to keep it's doors open. A sales tax in Kaplan is up for renewal on November 2nd. If passed, it will continue to fund Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital. The hospital has served Vermilion Parish residents for 50 years, as the only... more »
  • New Mayor in Grand Coteau Wins by Large Margin

    October 4, 2010 7:28 PM

    St. Landry Parish voters must really want change ---- they ousted the incumbent mayor this weekend by a huge margin. Grand Coteau Mayor, Gail Lark, will be leaving office after one term. Four years ago, Lark's campaign slogan was "Moving Grand Coteau into the Future", but the new... more »
  • Louisiana Elections Saturday

    October 1, 2010 1:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Candidates are making their pitches by mail and phone, on the radio and TV, and in person, trying to drum up the final round of votes for Saturday's election. Top of the ballot statewide is an eight-person race for lieutenant governor. In southeast Louisiana, a... more »
  • Elections in Your Parish

    September 27, 2010 10:48 AM

    All Acadiana parishes will hold elections October 2nd for local offices ranging from mayor and police chief to school board members. Every parish in the state will also decide on which one of eight candidates will become lieutenant governor. Polls are open Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Here's... more »
  • Tea party Politics Swaying Louisiana Elections

    September 27, 2010 7:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The tea party political debate sweeping through campaigns across the nation has also emerged in Louisiana, but how much impact the movement will have in this fall's elections is an open question. The October and November elections will be the first major tests of the... more »
  • Mom Pulls Student From School Over Race in Elections

    August 27, 2010 2:58 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A mother has pulled her mixed-race children from a Mississippi school over a policy that dictates blacks and whites alternate years holding class officer positions but makes no provision for students of mixed parentage. Brandy Springer said her 12-year-old daughter, who is half native American, couldn't... more »
  • Louisiana Elections Registration Wraps up Friday

    July 9, 2010 6:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Three of Louisiana's congressmen remain unopposed for their fall elections as the candidate sign-up period enters its final day. Candidates must file their paperwork and pay their registration fees by 5 p.m. Friday to run in the upcoming election. Republican U.S. Reps. Steve Scalise of... more »
  • Elections Registration Continues Today

    July 8, 2010 7:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Most of the announced candidates for Louisiana's fall congressional elections have signed up as qualifying moves into its second day. Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter and his Democratic challenger, Charlie Melancon, showed up within an hour of each other Wednesday to register for the Senate... more »
  • Weekend Rundown: March 26, 2010

    March 26, 2010 5:44 PM

    It's an Easter Egg-stravaganza across Acadiana this Saturday. In Rayne, the "Hippity-Hop Hunt" kicks off at 11am at the Bernard-Bertrand house grounds. In Opelousas, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity hosts and Easter egg hunt at City Park from 10am-4pm. The St. Martin Humane Society also hosts an Easter egg hunt to... more »
  • Qualifying Begins For Many Acadiana Elections

    February 3, 2010 4:27 PM

    Election Day is approaching for several Acadiana parishes and today qualifying began for candidates all over the region. JEFF DAVIS PARISH Coroner ST. MARTIN PARISH Mayor City of St. Martinville Councilman District 1, City of St. Martinville Councilman District 2, City of St. Martinville Councilman District 3, City... more »
  • Low Voter Turnout

    October 19, 2009 7:29 PM

    Parishes across Acadiana are reporting rather low voter turnouts in this weekend's special elections. "It is disappointing in a way that you know, a lot of money is spent per vote," said St. Landry Parish Registrar of Voters John Moreau On every election, Moreau estimates that anywhere from $800 to... more »

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