With gas prices as high as they are, and parking spots limited on the University's campus, a lot of students use old fashioned methods of transportation. Bicyclists can be seen all around UL Lafayette’s campus, as well as in Lafayette in general. Many bicyclists don't feel safe riding down busy streets like Johnston. And a lot of people wonder, is it legal? Louisiana Law states that every person operating a bicycle upon a roadway shall ride as near to the right side of the roadway as practical, and shall be allowed to operate on the shoulder of a roadway.
Over 30 thousand Americans commit suicide each and every year; there are approximately 95 cases daily and 2,370 attempts. For Jace Edwards, suicide is a word that’s all too familiar: he lost five friends to suicide over the course of three months, and nearly a sixth. One of the major factors in the growing number of cases is certainly depression.
On Halloween night, two Republican candidates for the third congressional seat held a heated debated at Town Square Media’s KPEL 96.5 News Radio station. Representative Boustany and Representative Landry debated for an hour on key topics such as healthcare, medicare, inability to be civil, oil and gas industry and the debt ceiling increase. Hitting close to home the two debated feverishly about the oil and gas industry. Representative Boustany accused Representative Landry of proposing a job killing mandate that would cause the oil and gas industry $400 million, while causing job loss.
This election year a number of states are asking voters to approve pot for medicinal purposes, including Arkansas and Massachusetts and three states: Colorado, Oregon and Washington will vote to legalize marijuana on November 6. One Louisiana organization, Legalize Louisiana, is taking a stand, hoping to one day to play a major part in the legalization of marijuana in Louisiana. Although Louisiana is not among the states that are offering marijuana for medicinal purposes, groups such as Legalize Louisiana will continue to take a stand.