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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.

Pontchartrain Beach on its way back
May 29 at 3:24 pm
Years ago, when older folks of today were enjoying their youth, there was a thrilling place to go not far away from St. Charles Parish on Lake Pontchartrain.

Louisiana industries need to help restore the coast
May 22 at 8:20 am
John Barry, who was dumped as a member of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East after that organization filed a lawsuit against 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies for destruction of the state coast, wrote an interesting column calling on the industries to change its tune in assisting in coastal restoration.

St. Charles Parish voters may not understand importance of levee tax proposal
May 01 at 10:12 am
We are concerned that the general public may not fully realize the importance of the millage election to provide funds for the completion of the West Bank Hurricane Protection Levee and drainage improvements to the East Bank.

Should we consider a flat tax again?
April 17 at 11:35 am
Income tax time has come and gone again with few expressions being uttered publicly about the unpopularity of the way we collect taxes. Maybe folks have given up on finding a better way to do it.

Ol’ Man Wigle will be remembered
April 10 at 10:20 am
St. Charles Parish has had residents who were memorable in many ways and one of them just passed away at the healthy old age of 103. We’re sure most people will remember the name attached to this very interesting individual.

New super PAC enters governor’s race
April 02 at 1:46 pm
In another move that suggests this year’s race for governor could become the most expensive ever waged in the state’s history, another super PAC has announced its intentions to pour money into the election.

Go and proclaim the good news - Make Easter an opportunity to reflect on good deeds and love
March 26 at 4:26 pm
How many of us have answered a knock at the door on a Saturday morning and looking through the peephole or window, spot two Jehovah’s Witnesses coming to spread their beliefs?
What are our reactions?

Senate president faces toughest challenge of career
March 26 at 4:22 pm
The story about Senate President John Alario’s ability to strike 11th-hour deals, forge unlikely alliances and turn a finger jab into a thumbs up has been written and rewritten repeatedly over the years by practically every publication in Louisiana.

Parish gets set for Bridge Run
March 26 at 4:19 pm
The most spectacular structure in St. Charles Parish will be the site of one of its most exciting events of the year Saturday.

Stonecipher protects state constitution - as all should
March 20 at 10:47 am
Some of you may be under the impression that the Attorney General of Louisiana enforces the state constitution. That’s how it should be, but the AG is a statewide elected official, i.e. politician.

Obama should approve Keystone
March 20 at 10:39 am
The future of Keystone XL pipeline is still up in the air after some seven years of controversy over whether or not the mineral transportation facility should be completed from oil fields in Canada to refineries in Texas.

Have the courage to be holy
March 13 at 11:07 am
What does it mean to be holy in today’s world? To some, holiness is an abstract concept that they cannot define, but will know it when they see it in someone.

Consistent prayer leads to many blessings
March 13 at 11:00 am
Below I share a prayer experience as I entered into one of the mysteries of the Rosary. It is vulnerable to share my deeper heart of prayer because it is a very intimate and sacred time with God. And, as well, it is difficult to fully capture the extent of what I may experience; because it is always hard to capture in words the deeper heart experiences.

Let’s give Jindal a chance
March 13 at 10:57 am
Will Bobby Jindal be our next president? Don’t hold your breath.

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.

Gators use Davis Pond  Diversion as a fish buffet
Gators use Davis Pond Diversion as a fish buffet
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There are big, leathery prehistoric creatures with an intense gaze hanging out at the Davis Pond diversion structure near Ama.

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