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Rigs to reefs money should benefit fisheries
October 14, 2011 at 9:11 am
Fishermen always relish the sight of an oil rig when they head offshore to make their catch in the Gulf of Mexico.

Hannan was a strong leader for our area
October 07, 2011 at 9:20 am
The Archdiocese of New Orleans and all of southeast Louisiana lost a very active leader with the death last week of Archbishop Philip Hannan. He will be buried today in a crypt below St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans.

Clarity coming for health care law
October 07, 2011 at 9:12 am
This column has made the point repeatedly that one of the major drags on the U.S. economy comes from the uncertainty that the business community faces in determining how government laws and regulations will impact its costs going forward.

Test of character: Louisiana style
October 07, 2011 at 9:11 am
By John Maginnis, LaPolitics.com

Fight crime, have a good time
October 07, 2011 at 9:10 am
St. Charles Parish will be alive with parties Tuesday when the National Night Out Against Crime is observed. It is an occasion that benefits us in many ways - getting to know one another in our neighborhoods and understanding how we can stand together to make our areas safer.

Take a night out to meet the candidates
September 30, 2011 at 10:04 am
With election time nearing, St. Charles Parish residents should take advantage of the Meet the Candidates night Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Hahnville High School.

Tax system needs to be changed
September 23, 2011 at 9:55 am
One of our country’s major problems at the present time is caused by a tax system with many flaws in it that cannot be corrected with less than a major overhaul. And that does not appear to be forthcoming.

Representative’s budget attacks crony capitalism
September 16, 2011 at 9:33 am
If you don’t know much about Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, Chairman of the House Budget Committee in Washington, you may want to Google him. You will be hearing a lot from him and about him in the years to come.

Info tours provide behind scenes look at parish
September 16, 2011 at 9:32 am
By Renee Simpson

They only have themselves to oppose
September 16, 2011 at 9:31 am
By John Maginnis, LaPolitics.com

Candidate choices a win for democracy
September 16, 2011 at 9:30 am
While there were few surprises in early election qualifying, there was a stunner minutes before it ended when Councilman Billy Raymond threw his hat into the ring for parish president.

America’s workforce deserves better
September 09, 2011 at 9:23 am
Once again, Labor Day approaches. For the third consecutive year, it is a time of considerable anxiety for America's workforce. Wages are stagnant while prices for basic commodities are rising. Housing values are depressed.

Senator NOT running for governor
September 09, 2011 at 9:23 am
Today, State Senator Rob Marionneaux broke his silence and announced that he is NOT running for governor of Louisiana.
While we weren’t told what else Marionneaux is NOT going to do, his announcement has brought pressure on me to announce what I am NOT going to do.

What’s in it for David Vitter?
September 09, 2011 at 9:22 am
By John Maginnis, LaPolitics.com

Time to start making up our minds
September 09, 2011 at 9:21 am
Not only do we have to be prepared for hurricanes this fall, here in Louisiana we have to be prepared for elections.

Critics attack congressmen
September 09, 2011 at 9:17 am
Congressman Eric Cantor of Virginia received some violent criticism the other day when he claimed that any money spent by the federal government in recovery from Hurricane Irene should be offset by cuts elsewhere in the budget.

Some parish voters will have new districts
September 02, 2011 at 9:28 am
By Renee Simpson

EPA’s new air rule is harmful, scary
September 02, 2011 at 9:26 am
When I was a kid, there was a personable little cartoon character named Casper the Friendly Ghost. He was harmless, likeable, and not at all scary once you got to know him.

Tigers win 4 straight on way to 5-1 district record
Tigers win 4 straight on way to 5-1 district record
The Hahnville Tigers (15-9) stretched their district record to 5-1 with victories over H.L. Bourgeois and Central Lafourche during the week.

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