Rural jobs bill unites unlikely political allies

In what could be described as an exercise in star-crossed politics, the left-leaning Louisiana Budget Project and the right-leaning Americans For Prosperity officially joined forces Monday to oppose the creation of a rural jobs tax credit. Read More...
May 26 at 10:00 am

Louisiana Catholic bishops urge legislators to repeal the death penalty

What a life!
By Father Willie Todd

The following is a summary Statement of the Louisiana Catholic Bishops on the repeal of the death penalty dated April 18, 2017. Read More...
May 25 at 5:34 pm

Money for judgments also missing from budget

There’s no money in the House-passed budget to address legal judgments that have been decided against the state and lawmakers are doubtful that any new dollars will be added to the spending plan to pay them next fiscal year, according to Appropriations Chairman Cameron Henry, R-Metairie.Read More...
May 18 at 6:50 am

The Wild Girl of Catahoula

By Terry Jones, Past Times

Much like today’s Bigfoot sightings, newspapers in the late 19th century frequently reported on a mysterious Louisiana figure known as the “Wild Girl of Catahoula.” Read More...
May 10 at 2:40 pm

Southeast Louisiana has great music

Welcome to reality in case you were tuned in to Jazz Fest this past week, which kept Southeast Louisiana tapping its feet to the best musical sounds in the country - if not the world.Read More...
May 10 at 2:39 pm

Lawmakers are looking into prescription drug pricing

A set of bills moving through the state Legislature’s ongoing regular session would create new layers of disclosure in regard to prescription drug pricing in Louisiana. Read More...
May 10 at 2:36 pm

Celebrating Small Business Week May 1 - 7

By Brandt Dufrene,
president/CEO of First National Bank USA

The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and First National Bank USA are joining the Small Business Administration (SBA) in celebrating National Small Business Week, May 1-7. Read More...
May 04 at 1:41 pm

Mom had a strong faith life that gave her strength, vigor and energy

By Father Wilmer Todd

My brother, Br. Terry Todd, S.J., gave the eulogy at my mother’s (Charlotte Todd’s) funeral. The following is a summary of his reflection. Read More...
May 04 at 1:38 pm

Historic message of monuments is not good

The time has come for our monumental statues to be removed from so much public attention. Read More...
May 04 at 1:37 pm

Gas tax hike is still on the session agenda

While House and Senate leaders contend a proposed increase to the state gasoline tax still has a long road ahead in the ongoing regular session, supporters aren’t letting up on their push to generate more money for Louisiana’s overwhelming transportation needs. Read More...
May 04 at 1:35 pm

Community banks: Clearing a pathway to the American Dream

By Brandt Dufrene

About this time every year Americans embark on spring cleaning.Read More...
April 27 at 5:24 pm

My mother, Charlotte Todd, lives life to the fullest and died at 100

By Father Wilmer Todd

My mother, Charlotte Lozes Todd, lived to be 100 years old and died on Holy Thursday, April 13, 2017. Read More...
April 27 at 5:22 pm

Dedicated funds to get a close look in session

Should the Legislature unlock the state’s dedicated funds to free up more money for the budget? Read More...
April 27 at 5:19 pm

Battle of the PACs begins at Capitol in Baton Rouge

An “armed and ready,” Louisiana-based super PAC called Truth In Politics started taking aim at Gov. John Bel Edwards last week not long after lawmakers convened their spring regular session.Read More...
April 20 at 3:07 pm

The blood of martyrs has always been the seed of Christianity

By Father Wilmer Todd

Before Jesus left this earth, he commissioned his followers, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Read More...
April 20 at 10:00 am

March 2017: The Flood of ‘73

Past Times by Terry Jones
March 10 at 8:00 am

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