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New Orleans once again center of Landrieu universe
Yesterday at 9:32 am
Even though it had been rumored for months, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu finally pulled the trigger recently on a major campaign shakeup that moved control over to a few Big Easy insiders.

Questionable if GOP backs incumbent in runoff
October 17 at 10:10 am
Delivering stump speeches that roast Republican party officials may have finally caught up with Congressman Vance McAllister, R-Swartz.

Thank someone special in your life
October 10 at 9:11 am
By Deacon "G"

Sometimes we need to ask ourselves, “When was the last time I thanked someone for doing something special for me?”
We each have many needs. They may be spiritual, physical, psychological, financial or social. Most of these we are capable of providing for ourselves on a daily basis. But there comes a time in our lives when each of us requires that someone else becomes part of the process and lends a helping hand. Often this happens “just in the nick of time” i.e., right before we’re about to give up.

Vitter hasn’t forgotten about the Senate during run for governor
October 10 at 9:08 am
By Jeremy Alford

While he may be focused on running for governor in 2015, U.S. Sen. David Vitter of Metairie hasn’t lost sight of his gig in D.C., which includes a possible chairmanship in the near future and raising money for his federal accounts.

Constitutional amendment battle moving to airwaves
September 26 at 9:48 am
By Jeremy Alford

The Louisiana Hospital Association, Louisiana Nursing Home Association, Louisiana Pharmacists Association, ambulance providers and intermediate care facilities are pooling their resources and planning for a statewide media buy to promote the passage of the first two constitutional amendments on the November ballot.

State legislative elections already taking shape
September 19 at 10:01 am
By Jeremy Alford

It’s never too early to start thinking about next year’s legislative races.

New state tax tudy gets underway
September 12 at 11:08 am
By Jeremy Alford

When LSU economist and Revenue Estimating Conference member Jim Richardson conducted his first major tax study in 1987, he was pleased to discover it had a great shelf life.

Lie, cheat, steal and fail
September 05 at 10:21 am
By Deacon G

How does lying, cheating and stealing creep into people’s lives?

November turnout forecasted at 45-50 percent November turnout forecasted at 45-50 percent
September 05 at 10:18 am
By Jeremy Alford

While bogged down with qualifying candidates last month, Secretary of State Tom Schedler didn’t lose sight of the true endgame coming in November and December.

Pornography is another silent killer
August 29 at 1:08 pm
High blood pressure is called the silent killer because a person can walk around for years without warnings or symptoms, and then out of nowhere it makes its grand entrance in the form of a heart attack or stroke.

Governor being watched closely as exit approaches
August 29 at 1:06 pm
With expectations mounting that Gov. Bobby Jindal will soon announce his campaign for president, attention is turning to not only who he will bring along with him but also what will transpire politically back home during the transition.

Agency ordered to ignore tax collection
August 22 at 10:40 am
The state constitution prohibits the legislature from passing a new tax or increasing an existing tax in a Regular Session in an even-numbered year.

Ground game, turnout could decide Senate race
August 22 at 10:38 am
While hopes are high for turnout this fall, a new report from the Center for the Study of the American Electorate suggests that Louisiana’s midterm face-offs may amount to nothing special in terms of votes cast.

Education is a parent’s responsibility
August 15 at 10:03 am
By "Deacon G"

With the start of the new school year, let’s look back to the first day we can remember going to school. For some of us it was frightful. As we were being separated from the security of our home for the very first time, we perhaps received more than a gentle nudge to get on the bus.

Some union memberships dip in volatile climate
August 15 at 10:02 am
By Jeremy Alford

Declines in membership are posing serious challenges for some teachers unions, but even those experiencing growth spurts are uncertain what the future political environment will look like in a state that’s trending both conservative and pro-business.

Dems, GOP target ‘15 session for shared agenda
August 08 at 9:26 am
By Jeremy Alford

While the Democratic and Republican parties in Louisiana have decided to team up to pursue unlimited fundraising possibilities on the federal level, there may also be a shared legislative agenda in the works on the state level for the 2015 session.

Analysis: Louisiana Democrats running in president’s shadow
August 01 at 10:15 am
By Jeremy Alford

If President Barack Obama’s poll numbers, and those for his health care law, haven’t yet bottomed out in the Bayou State, then Democrats, accruing to pollsters and consultants, surely don’t want to know what the statistical floor actually looks like.

Edwards reveals income for campaign Edwards reveals income for campaign
July 25 at 10:45 am
By Jeremy Alford

As a requirement for running for Congress in the 6th District, former Gov. Edwin Edwards has filed his financial disclosure statement with the U.S. House showing his income in 2013 totaling $242,787.

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Lifestyles

St. Charles Arts Guild holds art workshop for adults
St. Charles Arts Guild holds art workshop for adults
Over 20 people attended an arts fair held by the St. Charles Art Guild Oct. 9 at...
2014 Battle for the Paddle winners announced
2014 Battle for the Paddle winners announced
With 123 teams cooking jambalaya or gumbo, United Way of St. Charles kicked off its...

No. 2 Wildcats will rely on defense, run game to tighten grip on district’s top spot
No. 2 Wildcats will rely on defense, run game to tighten grip on district’s top spot
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After securing a 21-14 win over previously unbeaten Thibodaux, the second-ranked Destrehan Wildcats hope to keep that momentum going when they travel to Central Lafourche on Friday.