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  • Laf. School Board Lightens Cell Phone Policy

    January 18, 2012 11:36 PM

    The Lafayette Parish School Board dealt with a cell phone policy that wasn't sitting well with many students and their parents at Wednesday night's meeting. Board members made the call to change that policy, and that means students will be getting confiscated cell phones back soon. With a split... more »
  • Lt. governor candidates talk tourism, policy

    October 7, 2011 7:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lieutenant governor candidate Billy Nungesser said he wants to expand the office beyond its tourism oversight and get the state's number two post involved in lobbying Washington for state needs and working on economic development. Incumbent Jay Dardenne said the office already is a full-time... more »
  • Hundreds Support School Paddling Policy

    March 27, 2011 11:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - More than 500 students, parents and other supporters of a Roman Catholic High School are under fire for its use of corporal punishment marched to the New Orleans Archdiocese buildings Saturday to ask the archbishop to retract statements he has made opposing the practice of paddling.... more »
  • Feds develop policy for offshore fish farming

    February 9, 2011 9:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - President Barack Obama's administration said on Wednesday it supports the farming of fish in federal waters, but that the practice needs to be done in a safe and scientifically sound manner. In the Gulf of Mexico, businesses have proposed growing fish on unused oil and natural... more »
  • Government Seeks Stay of 'Don't ask, don't tell' Ruling

    October 20, 2010 12:11 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has asked a federal appeals court to immediately suspend a judge's ruling that overturned the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays. The administration says it wants the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco to take action on... more »
  • "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy Appeal

    October 13, 2010 11:20 AM

    ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates says abruptly ending the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy would have "enormous consequences" for the troops. A day after a federal judge ordered the Pentagon to cease enforcement of its policy barring gays from openly serving in the... more »
  • Grambling e-mail policy violates Constitution

    September 23, 2010 9:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A First Amendment issue is brewing at Grambling State University. Grambling President Frank Pogue on July 13 issued an e-mail to students, prohibiting political expression via e-mail, said Marjorie Esman, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana. "The First Amendment exists to protect speech,... more »
  • Melancon Blasting Vitter on Fiscal Policy

    September 20, 2010 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Democratic Senate candidate Charlie Melancon is blasting Republican Sen. David Vitter on fiscal policy and Vitter's votes for several Bush-era spending measures. The criticism hits Vitter in an area that has been his strength. Vitter has positioned himself as a fiscal hawk who rails against... more »
  • Offshore Drilling First-Ever Ethics Policy

    August 31, 2010 4:20 PM

    WASHINGTON -- Scandalized by U.S. regulators who had sex with oil company executives and negotiated with them for jobs, the agency that oversees offshore drilling is imposing a first-ever ethics policy that bars inspectors from dealing with a company that employs a family member or personal friend. Michael Bromwich,... more »
  • Lt. Gov.: Ban an Attempt to Change Energy Policy

    August 18, 2010 8:55 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - President Barack Obama's continued moratorium on deepwater petroleum drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is an attempt to move the United States toward alternative energy at a high economic cost to southern Louisiana, the state's lieutenant governor says. During a hearing Tuesday before the state's two... more »
  • LPD Internal Investigation Finds Officer Violated Policy

    May 26, 2010 3:36 PM

    The Lafayette Police Department has released the findings of an Internal Investigation regarding an incident that occurred on Mardi Gras day, on February 19, 2010. The investigation determined that the focus officer in the incident violated Departmental Policy. Specifically, those policies pertaining to "Handling of prisoners and use of tactics... more »

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