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Parties need to be more bipartisan
April 25 at 11:56 am
The Obama administration has punted again in extending indefinitely how much time the feds have to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The conveyer pipes that would connect Canada with the Gulf of Mexico coast in the United States and score a touchdown for our future prosperity has become a big partisan political issue.

Avondale area could revive again
April 17 at 12:57 pm
The St. Charles Parish area received some encouraging economic news this past week that a new occupant may become available for Avondale Shipyard.

Hahnville track star Brandon Singleton continues to dominate in the hurdles, winning both the boys 110 meter hurdles and the 300 meter hurdles during the Don Raymond Relays. Both the Hahnville boys and girls track teams won the meet. HHS boys, girls track teams dominate Don Raymond Relays
April 10 at 3:35 pm
The Hahnville Tigers boys and girls track teams put on a show at the Don Raymond Relays on Friday, with each team finishing first in the event to beat out programs from Jesuit, Lutcher, Thomas Jefferson, Higgins and Destrehan.

Disabled prom
April 06 at 6:00 pm
LULING – The St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with the Arc of St. Charles, will present a prom for citizens living with developmental or physical disabilities from 6 until 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 6.

Senate race getting more interesting
April 04 at 9:14 am
Sen. Mary Landrieu has an excellent opportunity to gain support for her re-election bid this fall with her new title as head of the Senate’s Energy Committee. But will it help her since she was appointed to her post by President Barack Obama?

Rail system along I-10 is a good idea
March 28 at 11:34 am
Now that ex-Gov. Edwin Edwards has come back into the state’s political picture, we might point out that he offered a good idea for the state transportation infrastructure many years ago.

How legislators address problems
March 21 at 9:58 am
According to investigative reporter Lee Zurik of WVUE-TV (and the Times Picayune), State Senator Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb broke the law limiting campaign contributions from Political Action Committees (“PAC”).

Hard to be humble when you’re perfect
March 21 at 9:56 am
I wonder if the seeds of pride are not sown right after our birth. Though we might not be able to think that far back, it’s probable that people were telling our parents what a beautiful baby we were.

Southeast Louisiana has a great future
March 21 at 9:55 am
The future of southeast Louisiana seems exceedingly bright except for one possible problem - growing pains, according to an article in the New Orleans Advocate by Jaquetta White.

Angelle still feeling out statewide races
March 21 at 9:49 am
Friends of Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle say the Breaux Bridge Republican is continuing to consider a potential run for governor, with an eye to lieutenant governor as a possible back-up plan. He currently represents both Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes on the PSC.

State politics big this year
March 07 at 9:23 am
Politics is getting heavy in Louisiana as we approach coming elections for governor, U.S. senator and several U.S. representatives. As the months roll on, we will get embroiled in what our next officials should do and not do in running our local, state and federal governments in the future.

Knights of Columbus Lenten Friday fish fries
February 28 at 11:50 am
NORCO - The Knights of Columbus Red Church Council will be offering a fish fry every Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. beginning Friday, March 7 until April 18.

I’m sorry, will you forgive me?
February 28 at 10:49 am
By "Deacon G" Gautrau
How many of us have done something for which we should have asked forgiveness, but haven’t?

It’s time to be merry at carnival
February 28 at 10:46 am
With a cold and icy winter still trying to keep us in tow, it is time to relax and enjoy the carnival spirit which arrives this weekend in southeast Louisiana. Here in St. Charles Parish, residents are getting ready to celebrate at the Krewe of Lul parade, which starts Saturday at noon, and the Krewe of Des Allemands parade, which begins at 1 p. m. Sunday.

Death penalty should be abolished
February 24 at 11:27 am
Another unbelievable case has arisen in which the death penalty has been prescribed and, over a period of many years, in this case 22, the penalty has not yet been delivered.

Conservatives in state House forming new coalition
February 21 at 3:22 pm
The last legislative session drove the point home to many Republican legislators that the more their majority grows the less they are unified around core GOP values.

Higher education suffers as funds diverted
February 21 at 3:21 pm
Some of the leges are upset about the growing costs of the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (“TOPS”). Apparently, the leges don’t understand the cause of the increasing costs.

The phone rings, “Who You Gonna Call?”
February 21 at 3:19 pm
It’s two o’clock in the morning and we’re startled by the ringing of the phone. We jump up from the bed and fumble to answer it as our heart begins to race.