Dozens of south Louisiana residents pleaded with lawmakers Tuesday to keep Louisiana Senate District 22 — home to residents from Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry and St. Martin parishes — together through the state’s political redistricting.
If voters fail to renew the library’s second millage, two or more libraries could be forced to close. The politics around this vote are more fraught than normal.
Thomas Glover Sr. says Guillory brought him in to remake LPD — and silenced publicity about it. Community members now fear his modest progress will be reversed.
Nonprofits delivered a vision for making our community better. Now it’s your turn to grab the mic.
10/19 Council Preview: Raises for Lafayette police and fire; police chief termination; ARPA funding for Faith House; redistricting
Here’s a selection of items on the agendas for this week’s meetings of the City and Parish councils.
Compared with other rural communities, St. Landry Parish mounted a better pandemic response and has rivaled wealthier, urban peers. It has the second highest vaccination rate in Acadiana, sneaking up just behind Lafayette Parish.
Lafayette voters have some weighty decisions on their hands. We’re here to help.
Brandon Ballengée’s “Art of Loneliness” offers an emotional preview to a world without the diverse creatures that bring us such wonder now.
These six honorees have made big waves in our community, taking on some of the defining issues of our time.
10/5 Council Preview: North Lafayette Redevelopment Authority veto override, ARPA money for drainage and Faith House, rent assistance, new LUS customer charges
A busy schedule finds the councils tackling another veto override. LUS customers could see a new annual charge on their bills.
Gun violence climbed substantially in 2020, and 2021 is currently on a similar track. Homicides overall are also up, though smaller than the size of the national spike. Lafayette police reassured community members this week that they are working to tamp down the violence.
20,965 policies in Lafayette Parish will spike, according to data provided by FEMA, which oversees the NFIP.