The elephant in the room is how much longer this damn pandemic will last and who will be left standing when it finally ends. But that’s not the only aspect of our local economy with an uncertain fate.
Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin wants to use the same expansion of absentee-by-mail voting that was in place for the summer and fall elections, including the November presidential competition.
Lawmakers on House and Senate oversight committees Tuesday will consider the package of COVID-19 emergency rules proposed by the Republican elections chief. If approved there, they advance to the full Legislature for a vote. In addition, the provisions would need the backing of Gov. John Bel Edwards to take effect.
The state started distributing the vaccines to commercial pharmacies for the first time this week — a process several pharmacists described on Monday as chaotic and overwhelming.
In all, only a fraction of the state’s pharmacies will receive any vaccine supply this week at all.
- Vaccines need to be used within six hours of opening a vial
- There are 485,000 people over 70 and 10,500 doses available this week
- 107 pharmacies now carry the vaccine out thousands in the state
There’s still plenty of time for parlor games. What in your mind will be the big Lafayette stories and/or questions of 2021?
The number of people eligible to receive the Covid vaccine is expanding by hundreds of thousands this week.
The gist: After a holiday hiatus, the work of consolidated government resumes with a pair of relatively light agendas. On tap: electing officers, budgeting CARES Act funding and getting answers on a surveillance camera contract awarded to a private firm without council approval.
Glover spent three decades with the Dallas Police Department, serving as deputy chief since 2012. He’s a native of northeast Louisiana, and an outspoken advocate for police accountability.
The gist: Crime Fighters of Louisiana, the private entity contracted to provide security cameras for Lafayette, was issued a cease-and-desist letter from Louisiana’s fire marshal for failing to secure a license required by state law. What this means: The company, owned by Lafayette businessman and law enforcement booster Brooks Bernard, can’t immediately execute on a […]
The pandemic has worsened mental health vulnerabilities by exacerbating pre-existing racial inequities in healthcare. Black therapists are stepping in to close the gap.
Call it a Christmas miracle. Just when it appeared that opposing factions of the eight-member Bayou Vermilion District Board of Commissioners had dug into an icy stalemate over its finances and electing officers, this week’s meeting had board members warming up to a new spirit of cooperation. The board unanimously approved CEO David Cheramie’s final […]
There’s still a lot to learn about Covid and the vaccines heralded to end its terrorizing. Uncertainty has bred anxiety that the cure could be worse than the disease, even among Americans who aren’t opposed to vaccinations altogether. Here are some FAQs.
The gist: Wednesday (tonight) the City Council will finally decide if it’s going to subsidize the old federal courthouse developer’s profits. Both councils will decide whether to reaffirm the mayor-president’s emergency powers. And Lafayette may be getting a new development code — kind of. Meanwhile, the parish’s deteriorating finances continue to force tough decisions on […]