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  • Acadiana Teachers Rally at State Capitol

    April 24, 2013 10:26 PM

    Teachers from all over Acadiana hit the steps of the Capitol calling for change. They made it very clear they don't support Governor Bobby Jindal's education proposals, specifically the Act One Legislation. That plan consists of a number of education bills, some deal with teacher evaluations and others would... more »
  • Lawmaker Goes Undercover in the Classroom

    February 22, 2013 7:31 PM

    Acadiana teachers are hopeful after an education forum sponsored by the Louisiana Association of Educators and KATC. More than one hundred twenty people attended Thursday night's forum at the David Thibodeaux Stem Academy in Lafayette and it was one of the largest crowds so far. Louisiana Association of Educators... more »
  • Sen. Landrieu Fights for Post Office Reform Bill

    May 4, 2012 8:59 PM

    The financial woes of the US Postal Service hit home in Lafayette Friday, with a visit from US Senator Mary Landrieu. Landrieu toured the Moss Street Post Office and Processing Center as part of her drive to halt the closing of thousands of post offices. Right now a moratorium... more »
  • Superintendent Cooper Presents Turnaround Plan For Lafayette Parish Schools

    April 5, 2012 1:07 AM

    At Wednesday night's Lafayette Parish School Board meeting, Superintendent Pat Cooper presented his turnaround plan for the district. Over the next six years, Cooper is proposing big changes to improve the school system's standing with the Department of Education, from its current "C-rating" to an "A." "It's going... more »
  • Panel Concludes More Reform Needed to Ensure Oil Industry Safety

    January 11, 2011 11:59 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The oil industry, Congress and the Obama administration need to do more to reduce the changes of another large-scale oil spil, a presidential panel investigating the BP well blowout concluded Tuesday. The seven-member panel unanimously endorsed 15 separate recommendations in the wake of the largest offshore oil... more »
  • Louisiana Attorney Drafts Letter Opposing Health Care Reform

    March 26, 2010 3:47 PM

    As Attorney General, I am duty bound by my oath of office to pursue a request by the Governor of the state of Louisiana for legal assistance, so long as it has substantial legal merit. To save Louisiana the potential expense of filing a separate suit regarding... more »
  • Healthcare Reform has Employers Concerned

    December 15, 2009 7:14 PM

    Owners of Acadiana Business both big and small, fear what they face if health care reform passes. It could mean everything from paying more for employee insurance to possibly cutting staff to keep up with increasing cost. Small business owners say they have it the worst. In 2007 average... more »
  • Lafayette Churches Comes Together for Health Care Reform

    November 13, 2009 12:02 PM

    Lafayette, LA - Pastors and church members will come together to worship, pray and fellowship around the need for health care reform. The local faith community is coming together to declare that after decades of waiting, now is the time to finally deliver comprehensive reform. Over 200 people will... more »
  • Lafayette Faith Leaders to meet on healthcare

    October 20, 2009 8:43 AM

    A local organization is holding a press conference on healthcare reform today. Faith leaders from the Lafayette area will voice their support for health reform legislation. They'll meet at St. James Baptist Church on Plum Street, at 10 o'clock this morning.
  • Big 3 Stories: Monday, September 21, 2009

    September 21, 2009 12:01 PM

    Our BIG 3 STORIES for Monday, September 21st: Governor Bobby Jindal is projecting a one-billion-dollar cut from the state budget. Much of it will come from higher education and health care. Last year higher education was cut by 120-million-dollars, and this year the Governor is proposing an additional 140-million-dollar cut.... more »

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