Critics have taken aim at the library's reserves. But, as local governments look to stabilize budgets in times of economic flux, fund balances are key to long-term planning.
The mayor's cryptocurrency cash grab took the lead in local day-after headlines, but it may be worth paying more attention to his interest in blockchain
Lafayette needs to replace $10 billion in local GDP in the next five years or risk losing an entire generation of thinkers and doers.
A U.S. district court ruling could ultimately hamper a key legal strategy in Marshal Brian Pope's pending criminal trial.
Another flood is coming. The timing is uncertain, but the trends that produced the 2016 flood continue unabated.
Councilwoman Liz Webb Hebert is launching a public-private partnership, called "Adopt A Stop" to speed the process of covering the city's bus stops.
What the self-storage boom says about us and the things we won't let go.
Lafayette can be the next great American city. But only if we recognize that we can’t build consensus in a vacuum.
The sky settled down into an early May gradient of twilight colors over the statue of Confederate General Alfred Mouton, his arms crossed over his white stone chest. Across the street, crammed standing-room-only inside of The Hive’s black box theatre space, more than 50 people hushed as Dr. Rick Swanson took the stage. Swanson unfurled tables and charts, photos and...
Andrew Rodgers, a Chattanooga-based technologist, smiles as he speaks to an eager Acadiana audience, his hands moving like a Cajun grandmother. A keynote speaker at Lafayette’s inaugural Smart Community Summit, his energetic presentation to a room full of Lafayette notables is fueled by one driving force — belief in the powers of cooperation and technology. “Researchers and academia work in...
Last November, Festival International’s executive director nervously stood before a crowd of TV cameras and reporters. Unfortunately, the purpose of this press conference wasn’t to announce any big-name musical headliners, or the new theatrical additions to this year’s Festival, or shower praise on community partners for Lafayette’s biggest public event — then just six months away. Rather, Scott Feehan had...