Kam Movassaghi is best known in Louisiana as a former secretary of the Department of Transportation and Development under Gov. Mike Foster. Others may know him as an advocate for construction of Interstate 49 South, including the controversial sec…
Abortion rights supporters gathered in Parc Putnam in downtown Lafayette as part of a nationwide movement of “Bans Off Our Bodies” rallies in response to a leaked draft decision from the U.S. Supreme Court that would overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973…
A commission appointed by the Lafayette Parish Council approved its draft report Wednesday which, as expected, does not at this time endorse abolishing Lafayette Consolidated Government.
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Residents will have the opportunity Tuesday to offer feedback on proposed new Lafayette City and Parish Council districts that adjust for population shifts reflected in the 2020 Census.
Three maps of proposed new Lafayette Parish and City Council districts have been drawn up to more evenly distribute the population in each district based on the 2020 Census.
Lafayette’s Downtown Development Authority cruised to victory in a tax renewal effort Saturday, taking 71% of the votes and promising stable funding to boost the core city for another 15 years.
As Lafayette celebrates the return of Festival International de Louisiane, a property tax that funds the Downtown Development Authority was renewed with 71.15% of the votes.
Early voting begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and runs through April 23 for the April 30 Louisiana municipal general election. There is no early voting on Sunday. Early voting locations close at 6 p.m.
Former Lafayette Police Chief Toby Aguillard formally announced Tuesday his bid to fill the vacant judge seat in Lafayette City Court that was held by Michelle Odinet before her resignation.
VILLE PLATTE — U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, was greeted by two dozen cheerleaders and a drum section Monday morning at the doors to Ville Platte High School. The party was just starting.
The fixed, life-sized image of former State Sen. Edgar G. “Sonny” Mouton, D-Lafayette, captured in clay and bronze, now stands sentry over what he helped build on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus.
Former Lafayette Police Chief Toby Aguillard confirmed Thursday his intention to run for the Lafayette City Court seat vacated by Michelle Odinet, who resigned on Dec. 31 after a video of her using racial slurs was circulated.
The U.S. Senate approved the Save the Liberty Theatre Act Thursday afternoon, a major step forward for the activists working to restore and reopen the historic Eunice venue.
Youngsville Councilmember Gary Williams had a big, uninhibited personality that often sent the city's council meetings into fits of laughter.
Six Acadiana parishes — Evangeline, Jeff Davis, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, Vermilion — cast votes Saturday on a number of races and propositions.
Before she took her concerns to Facebook earlier this month, Nureaka Ross reached out to her city and parish councilmembers about a D.R. Horton neighborhood going up in north Lafayette.
Youngsville Police Chief Rickey Boudreaux, who has held the position since 2015, announced last week his bid for reelection.
Simone Champagne, Youngsville's former chief administrative officer, announced Monday that she will seek a position on the city's council.
Qualifying for fall congressional and local elections begins July 20 which means by mid-April, the proliferation of campaign signs will begin in Lafayette.
Tommy Phillips was so worried that he went to his insurance agent to get some answers — and they weren’t good.
LAKE CHARLES – What may have been the Lake Charles area’s last chance to obtain more long-term hurricane recovery aid from the federal government has failed.
Lawyers and a judge gathered in an East Baton Rouge juvenile courtroom last October for an update on a teenager detained after joyriding in a stolen car. The teen appeared on a screen, alongside a caseworker who stunned everyone by describing cond…
A woman who asked that a documentary movie about a gay sex worker in Hollywood be removed from Lafayette public libraries said she'll appeal to the full library board after a committee Wednesday refused to censor the movie.
One Acadiana legislator was among a handful of lawmakers — all Democrats — who were called out by several Black civil rights and voting rights organizations for voting with Republicans on a redistricting proposal that did not add more minority-maj…
LAKE CHARLES — When President Joe Biden visited hurricane-battered Lake Charles back in May, the congressman representing the region was not there to receive him, missing a key opportunity to make the case for help for his struggling constituents.
The St. Landry Parish Council took the first step Wednesday toward removing a Confederate monument from the parish courthouse grounds in Opelousas.
If a “woke” tweet over the weekend by U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, R-Lafayette, was meant as a jab at the political left, it apparently failed to land. In fact, Higgins’ team may have been covering up from tweeted counter punches, fast and furious, tha…
The process for hearing banning books from the Lafayette Parish public library will involve fewer librarians and more appointed board members.
Lafayette Parish Sheriff Mark Garber and Mayor-President Josh Guillory each had around $500,000 in campaign funds on hand as of Dec. 31 for their re-election bids.
Longtime Carencro Mayor Glenn Brasseaux announced he will not seek re-election because of ongoing health issues related to COVID-19.
Lafayette Transit System riders catching the bus at Lafayette High School will have a more comfortable wait thanks to a covered stop installed outside the West Congress Street campus this week.
As the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol approaches, two Louisiana men who participated have yet to stand trial.
The latest appointee to the controversial Lafayette Parish Library Board of Control likely will swing decisions on issues like banning books more heavily in the conservative, religious direction the board has taken in the past 18 months.
The Lafayette City and Parish Council districts must be redrawn before the next election in 2023 in large part because of the population growth in and around Youngsville and the loss of residents in minority districts over the past 10 years.
Gaining ground with the Lafayette City-Parish Alignment Commission is the idea of "functional consolidation" instead of deconsolidation, but the idea of voters in the city of Lafayette electing their own mayor is drawing mixed opinions.
A lawsuit filed more than a year ago by the Lafayette city-parish attorney to stop the City Council from hiring its own attorney has been dropped.
Ten people, including a local tea party founder, have applied for a volunteer position on the Lafayette Parish Library Board of Control, which has grown more conservative in the past year and on Monday considered banning a book for LGBTQ teens.
Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory's abrupt firing of Police Chief Thomas Glover on Oct. 7 took the chief and City Council members unaware.
Voters in Lafayette Parish renewed four parishwide property taxes Saturday, including a 1.84-mill tax for the library system that was opposed by some in the Black community who are pushing for a new library in northeast Lafayette.
Kayla Menard Reaux won the Youngsville City Council, Division A, race on Saturday, becoming the only female representative on the council.
Voters in all parishes will consider four constitutional amendments, and some parishes in the Acadiana area have a handful of races. Visit geauxvote.com for additional information on candidates.
The Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil & Gas Exposition will return its biennial show to Lafayette in 2022, the organization’s governing board has decided.
Early voting opens Saturday for the Nov. 13 Louisiana open primary and runs through Saturday, Nov. 6. Polls are closed Sunday.
Police chief, interim chief, acting chief. Whatever title you use, there's no denying there's been a revolving door in the top office of the Lafayette Police Department since Josh Guillory was elected mayor-president in November 2019.
Environmental activist Russel Russel L. Honoré said Tuesday that Louisiana should take a three-prong approach to relieving citizens of the burden of tending to abandoned oil and gas wells:
Congress on Thursday afternoon broke a partisan impasse that keeps the federal government operating for two more months and frees up $28.6 billion in aid, much of it headed to Louisiana to help storm survivors.
The North Lafayette Redevelopment Authority may be receiving $250,000 in city funds even though its board hasn't met since 2016.