Charter renewal rules rewritten; judge faces censure; Carnival arrests plunge

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The request for censure marks the commission’s fourth formal charge in 12 years against Judge Janice Clark, of the 19th Judicial District, but is only the first to be made public, court records show. … The commission found Clark dismissed [a defamation] lawsuit in April 2011 despite neither party having a motion to dismiss pending before the court…

Some Louisiana parishes with salt dome caverns are following Assumption Parish’s lead in trying to bring the massive man-made cavities carved from the giant deposits of salt onto their tax rolls — a move that could result in millions of dollars in tax revenue for the local governments.

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