Our View


How about Jindal for vice president?
October 16 at 7:35 am
With all of the unabated political activity going on at the present time locally and nationally, here is a suggestion that just about everybody in Louisiana would favor - let’s spread the word that our governor, Bobby Jindal, should be put on a ticket as vice presidential candidate next year.

Gators still love St. Charles Parish
September 25 at 11:16 am
One of the most entertaining special events in St. Charles Parish throughout the years has been the annual Alligator Festival held on the last weekend of every September.
And this year’s spectacle will be this weekend (Sept. 24 - 27).

Race for House speaker well underway
September 25 at 11:14 am
It’s arguably the most important election in Louisiana that will take place after the falls elections end.
And the field is growing.

Seafood production still thriving here
August 14 at 12:10 pm
Despite interference from hurricanes and oil spills in the past, Louisiana’s fisheries have produced a great deliverance of product during recent years.

La.’s long relationship with the alligator
July 24 at 11:17 am
Louisiana has long captured America’s imagination with its beautiful bayous, delicious cuisine and abundant wildlife.

Coastal restoration plan getting better
July 10 at 3:28 pm
At last, Louisiana’s efforts to put together a massive $50 billion, 50-year coastal restoration plan it adopted in 2007 is showing some progress in its financing.

It’s time to get rid of Confederate flag
July 02 at 4:01 pm
Americans and others who favor freedom of the people should take a big step forward by not paying their respect to Confederate flags.

Louisiana House of Reps is schizophrenic on taxes
June 05 at 5:31 am
This is another in a series of interim reports on the taxing frenzy by legislators to increase our taxes.

Analysis: Field for governor may not be settled
May 29 at 3:26 pm
Tony Clayton, a special prosecutor for the 18th Judicial District Court, is considering a run for governor as speculation grows about the impact an African-American Democrat would have on the early, all-white field.

River cruises will increase tourism here
March 06 at 1:13 pm
Colorful cruise ships such as those that have plied European waters for many years are expected to soon be travelling waters of the Mississippi River right between the east and west banks of St. Charles Parish.

So who is responsible for wetlands damage?
February 27 at 2:31 pm
It was disturbing to learn that a judge has dismissed the suit by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East for compensation from oil and gas companies because of damages to our coast that occurred during their exploration and development. The law may give them the right to do their work under permits, but it appears that most of those permits required leaving the lands and wetlands they explored in good condition when finished that would not deteriorate the Louisiana coast.

Louisiana needs that offshore royalty
February 13 at 1:21 pm
Louisiana has been having a major problem along its coast, which has been disappearing at more than the size of a football field every hour.

Satellite Center broadens education
February 06 at 1:06 pm
St. Charles Parish has been very creative in the past in the education field. It has always scored as having one of the best systems in the state in teaching our young residents how to read, write and add numbers.

Our coast needs a lot of attention
January 30 at 12:41 pm
Louisiana’s erosion along the coast needs more attention before it is too late. It’s time to speed up the process so our water wonderland doesn’t leave the land behind completely.

Let’s not kill unborn babies
January 23 at 10:37 am
Hopefully, it is becoming less mainstream to kill human life in our world through abortion. It appears that way in our area at least as an abortion facility planned in May 2013 in the 4600 block of South Claiborne Ave. in New Orleans has yet to get off the ground.

Driverless vehicles won’t solve problems
January 16 at 2:29 pm
It’s hard to understand how driverless automobiles will help to relieve our traffic and transportation problems. But that, apparently, is what Google and others are anticipating.

Don’t brand Scalise as a David Duke
January 09 at 9:27 am
We thought the political days of David Duke, our Ku Klux Klansman of yesteryear, were over when he disappeared from public attention after defeats in several races. One of them was in a runoff for governor against Edwin Edwards in which bumper stickers advertised “Vote for the crook. It’s important.” And they elected Edwards.

Let’s get countries n the world together
December 19, 2014 at 9:54 am
The United States needs to push its efforts to get other countries together on disagreements that seem to be tearing the world apart on issues such as creating a Palestinian state before a peace treaty is signed between the two countries. And there are other matters of concern, especially in the Middle East where forces of various views are trying to take control.



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