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Coastal restoration efforts get a boost
August 01 at 10:14 am
The long-awaited restoration of Louisiana’s valuable coast got somewhat of a boost last week when the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council announced it will start receiving project proposals in August to repair damage resulting from the BP oil spill in 2010. Hopefully it will spur announcements of other coastal restoration projects that are still in need.

World needs some changes in the future
July 25 at 10:44 am
It’s an unsafe world we are living in when many of the countries, especially in the Middle East, and rebel groups that live within them destroy their countryside and shoot and kill those who are supposed to be their partners in citizenship. The latest news is that some of them are warning those of different faiths that they must pay extra taxes or be killed.

Marine teaches valuable lesson
July 18 at 9:26 am
For those of you who happened upon Allie Stevens last week as he was making his way west on Highway 90 pulling a 400-pound rickshaw as part of a 5,000-mile journey from Oceanside, Calif. to Miami, Fla., you may have wondered what this man was doing pulling a colorful cart in the brutal Louisiana heat.

Stay informed of flood insurance changes with public meetings
July 11 at 9:21 am
St. Charles Parish residents need to stay informed of the changes in flood insurance laws. Only last year, after changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) included in the Biggert-Waters Act threatened to raise property insurance rates to as high as $30,000 a year for some homeowners, the parish was thrown into turmoil.

Best way to live is to LOVE
July 04 at 8:00 am
It’s amazing how a four-letter word on signs can be played up as a primetime news item on national television networks, and this particular news item came from right here in Louisiana.

St. Charles, Ochsner partnership is good for community
June 27 at 9:32 am
The fact that St. Charles Parish Hospital and Ochsner Health System are expanding their partnership in St. Charles Parish is a major news item for our medical system. Under the leadership of CEO Federico Martinez, our local hospital has certainly grown from a two-wing facility to one that can provide a lot more services to the parish on both sides of the river.

Iraq needs our support
June 20 at 8:57 am
As time moves forward, it seems we are going backward to the times in the first half of the 1900s when we were faced with two world wars that brought more destruction than we had ever experienced.

Oil damage suit needs compromise
June 13 at 9:38 am
The current disagreement between our state government in Baton Rouge and the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East is a big problem and we’re not certain there is an easy solution to it.

Hurricane season is straight ahead
May 30 at 9:37 am
The Atlantic hurricane season for 2014, which begins Sunday, is predicted to be almost average.
That means almost nothing.

Memorial Day needs our attention
May 23 at 8:00 am
There is a major remembrance day coming up though some of us may not realize it. Louisiana has so many celebratory days in the beginning of the year that we are likely to overlook one of the most important ones.

Graduates have bright future in St. Charles
May 15 at 9:00 am
Graduation time is here again in St. Charles Parish and it is a time of celebration for the many who made the grade. The future looks bright as those graduates move on to the many possibilities of their adult lives.

Death sentences should be ended
May 09 at 10:56 am
Every now and then we hear reasons why people should not be sentenced to death, regardless of what they did. Those reasons usually have some common sense attached to their arguments.

Your responsibility is to vote Saturday
May 02 at 9:49 am
Among the most important days of the year in a democracy are election days, and one of those arrives this weekend in St. Charles Parish.

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.

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.

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.

Motorcyclist killed in Hahnville wreck
Motorcyclist killed in Hahnville wreck
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A 30-year-old motorcyclist was killed in Hahnville on Saturday after he struck a car and was ejected.