“It’s crippling right now,” Acadia Parish crawfish producer Gerard Frey said. “We’ve never faced anything like it. We can only sell 10% or 15% of what we catch.”
The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Louisiana increased over the past 24 hours from 837 to 1,172 with 14 additional deaths, bringing the total deaths to 34.In Lafayette, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals as of noon Monday is reporting nine coronavirus cases, up from six Sunday.
Can our hospitals handle a surge?
We’ve seen alarms go up in New Orleans, where hospital staff are staring down a wave. The reality is some hospitals run near capacity when there isn’t a pandemic around.
The Buchanan garage problem redux: Now what?
What happens next with the Buchanan garage is unclear, but the options are limited.
LUS reorg could be bigger than Guillory let on; all of Fiber is on the table
A planned Department of Innovation could amass a $50 million budget by absorbing Fiber. Earlier statements suggested a much smaller combination of technology resources.
Don’t panic: There is no flooding ‘silver bullet’
Researchers and engineers generally agree that solving Lafayette’s flooding problem will take a comprehensive approach.
Taxes passed for Downtown, the Northside and a riverwalk
Five sets of sales and hotel taxes were approved for new economic development districts in Lafayette’s urban core.
Council Preview: Special taxes, LCG pension changes, green infrastructure
Both the city and parish council agendas are light this week. That makes plenty of room for lively debate on new taxes.
Josh Guillory on LUS, I-49, Pride Month and ‘traditional values’
Lafayette’s conservative m-p on a range of topics, controversies and issues on the horizon.
Guillory pushes forward LUS/Fiber reorg ahead of naming permanent directors
Mayor-President Josh Guillory intends to stick with interim directors at LUS and LUS Fiber for several more months while moving to combine their IT personnel with LCG’s IT department.
Hold the phone: Is Lafayette actually seeing a brain gain?
There’s been a lot of talk about brain drain lately, the exodus of educated talent. It’s become a meme-level concern among young professionals. But oddly, the data doesn’t necessarily back up the anxiety.
Bone breaking, get-low, pauzin, Flexn
Barely a decade old, witnessing Flexn today is like watching the emergence of hip hop in the 1970s and 1980s. Catch Flex Ave. this week at AcA.