A GOP women’s group is planning a private dinner Wednesday in Lafayette featuring political speeches and a luxury that the most famous speaker on the lineup, U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, will likely appreciate: Face masks are “optional,” according to a…
A judge on Wednesday upheld the qualification of Lafayette City Marshal candidate Nathan Broussard to run for the position, finding that Broussard resides solely within the city limits.
Though all of Louisiana’s incumbent congressmen seeking another two-year term drew opponents, only Acadiana’s U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins’ race is being called competitive – but that’s not really accurate, experts say.
A second candidate in the race for Lafayette City Marshal will have to convince a judge why he is eligible to run for office, KATC reports.
A federal judge Friday denied a temporary restraining order sought by a group of Acadiana bar owners against Gov. John Bel Edwards' coronavirus restrictions. The order would have allowed the bars to reopen.
Lafayette Parish District Attorney Keith Stutes has requested an expedited hearing to object to the candidacy of suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope, who has filed the paperwork to run for re-election to the office in the Nov. 3 election.
The U.S. Senate confirmed current Western District U.S. Attorney David Joseph to a lifelong post as a federal district judge on Tuesday.
As he indicated he would, suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope filed paperwork Friday morning to qualify for re-election despite a felony conviction and pending malfeasance charges against him.
In early 2015, Lafayette had captured national attention for all the right reasons: innovative high-speed internet, incomparable Cajun cuisine, a lively music and entertainment scene and the reputation as the “Happiest City” in America.
Congressman Clay Higgins of Lafayette picked up a second challenger Thursday in his bid for re-election to the 3rd Congressional District and a fourth candidate qualified to run for Lafayette City Marshal.
Recently retired 16th Judicial District Court Judge Lori Landry on Thursday qualified to challenge sitting District Attorney Bo Duhé for his seat this fall, months after a contentious legal face off between the two when Duhé’s office attempted to …
Qualifying began Wednesday for candidates who want to be on the Nov. 3 ballot, from U.S. Congress to judges, from district attorney to justice of the peace. Qualifying continues through Friday.
Clay Higgins, the controversial Republican representing Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District, qualified for re-election Wednesday.
Gov. John Bel Edwards said Tuesday the state will remain in Phase 2 for the reopening of Louisiana's economy for at least two more weeks and that hospitalizations for the coronavirus are again a huge concern.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will put some $5 million into an effort to enhance safety on 400 miles of Acadiana roadway next year.
Lafayette election officials received about 250 calls Saturday, most of them from people complaining that they couldn't vote for the candidate of their choice in the closed-primary presidential preference election.
Louisiana voters on Saturday chose Donald Trump and Joe Biden for the Republican and Democratic presidential primaries in an election that was postponed twice because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Lafayette Parish residents said they felt comforted and encouraged by the safety precautions taken at the polls Saturday, but the real challenge will be maintaining that sense of safety as voter numbers increase exponentially come the fall general…
Election day is Saturday and the following races and propositions are on the ballot in these parishes in Acadiana, according to the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office.
Lafayette Parish voters should expect a different look to the ballot casting experience when polls open for the closed presidential primary and party elections on Saturday.
Four Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles locations — including one in Lafayette — were closed Monday due to precautions related to the COVID-19 response, Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Karen St. Germain announced in an issued statement.
Impetus to create a doctorate in Justice Studies at the University of New Orleans was first found not in any ivory tower but more on some of the mean urban streets where that city’s homeless and underserved people gather. That’s what Kim Martin Lo…
Most Rev. Douglas Deshotel, bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette, issued a statement supporting Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory's position to move the statue of Confederate Gen. Alfred Mouton to another location.
Roughly 150 Lafayette Parish residents trickled to the polls Saturday for the first day of presidential primary early voting as Louisiana undergoes its first test balancing voting access and coronavirus mitigation in the lead-up to fall’s general …
Early voting begins Saturday and ends July 4 for the July 11 presidential primary election. Early ballots can be cast from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, excluding Sundays. The following races and propositions are on the ballot in these parishes in…
Local leaders have approved funding for a new early voting site in Lafayette Parish that's expected to be up and running in time for the presidential election this fall.
Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser will participate in a live virtual town hall with The Advocate and The Times-Picayune on Tuesday morning to discuss how the state can get its hotels and restaurants back humming again amid the fight against coronavirus.
Lafayette Parish residents could have a new early voting site on the south side in time for the presidential election this fall.
Baton Rouge is usually buzzing when the legislators come to town. Trade groups hold receptions to mingle and press the flesh, and colleges and parishes and other institutions send delegations to the State Capitol to push their causes or just make …
As daily deaths from the coronavirus in Louisiana appear to have plateaued, U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins once again took to the internet to denounce emergency stay-at-home orders as a “betrayal of our constitutional freedoms” and demanded that restricti…
City of Broussard public safety and public works employees are better positioned to protect themselves from the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to “sister city” friends in the Canadian province of New Brunswick.
The state’s oil and gas industry, long the engine that drives Louisiana’s economy, is sputtering under the weight of a global oil glut and plummeting commodity prices.
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Abbeville’s mayor and city council say they’ll press ahead with utility service cut-offs, if necessary, if customers don’t pay their bills.
U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, R-Lafayette, on Thursday remained unbowed and said he’s unbloodied, politically, after releasing a video statement this week in which he criticized Gov. John Bel Edwards’ mandates to close businesses an access of his author…
St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot announced he would take a leave of absence to recuperate from an illness not related to the recent coronavirus outbreak.
Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser issued a “pardon” for one lucky Louisiana crawfish Tuesday, although the Plaquemines Parish Republican said the crustacean’s family members were likely to see the inside of a steel pot full of boiling water.
WASHINGTON — The coronavirus outbreak has killed more than 2,600 people across the globe and infected 80,000. But there's little federal funding immediately available to pay for fighting a potential pandemic in the United States.
Today in The Rundown: Who's Mike Johnson and what's next for him? Did the guy who Edwin Edwards bribed get a pardon? Cassidy launches an expected re-election bid. And much, much more Louisiana politics news.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson was one of the faces of President Donald Trump's recent impeachment defense — hand-picked by the president to be on a tight-knit response team that did countless appearances on television. But it was the behind-…
Josh Guillory promised to make life easier for property developers and residents alike in his successful campaign for mayor-president last year. For flood-weary residents, Guillory pledged to fix Lafayette’s drainage system. Developers, meanwhile,…
WASHINGTON — Louisiana's Republican U.S. senators split as the GOP-controlled Senate voted Thursday to rein in President Donald Trump's ability to take military action in Iran without congressional approval.
Today in The Rundown: Gov. Edwards has named a new Health secretary; the BP oil spill may have been even worse than thought; educators ask the Louisiana Legislature to consider funds for student mental health; and everything else you need to know …
WASHINGTON — More than a dozen members of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus are backing former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential campaign.
WASHINGTON — Settling into his role in the House GOP minority defending President Donald Trump from impeachment and other battles with Democrats, U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, of Jefferson, dwarfed all fundraising from other Republicans in the state in…
WASHINGTON — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards joined other governors for a black-tie dinner at the White House Sunday night and returned Monday for business meetings — just three months after Edwards was elected to a second term despite President D…
WASHINGTON — Louisiana Republicans have spent the past two days decrying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's ripping of a copy of President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech at its conclusion Tuesday evening.
WASHINGTON — During a celebratory address marking his impeachment acquittal, President Donald Trump heaped praise upon Louisiana Republicans who have been among his closest allies.
Duson Police Chief Kip Judice announced Wednesday he’s running to replace suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope in the Nov. 3 general election.
WASHINGTON — Upset by what's been viewed as repeated slights to President Donald Trump, at least one ranking Republican in Louisiana is calling for Utah Sen. Mitt Romney to be censured.