Governor Edwards Criticizes Lafayette Mayor-President’s “Failure of Leadership” on Mask Mandate

February 21, 2021

Governor John Bel Edwards made the news on Friday when he criticized Lafayette’s city government concerning their mask mandate vote. In a live interview with the Washington Post’s opinion columnist, Karen Tumulty, he was asked, “…Governor Edwards, you’ve had some push back on this mask mandate. The Lafayette City Council voted to reject it. What […]

As Response to Peaceful Protests, Lafayette Denies Shelter to Those Displaced by Hurricane Laura

September 1, 2020

As Hurricane Laura ravaged Southwest Louisiana, leaving 400,000 without power and 200,000 without water, shelters and hotels across the state have opened their doors to those displaced by the storm. Many New Orleanians recall the same hospitality afforded to them after Hurricane Katrina. In 2005, Lafayette opened the Cajundome to house 18,000 residents who lost […]

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