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Community Ed offers a lot to St. Charles
August 19, 2011 at 9:42 am
Education in St. Charles Parish is not just about teaching young people the ABCs and the complexities of physics. There’s a lot of practical stuff that can help people of all ages improve their lifestyles.

Huey expansion will benefit West Bank
August 12, 2011 at 9:12 am
While riding across the Huey Long Bridge these days, we wonder why such a big and burdensome enlargement project is underway while the Avondale area which it connects to the city of New Orleans is expected to have such a deep economic depression in the future.

Congress needs to get on target
August 05, 2011 at 9:26 am
Though both congressmen representing portions of St. Charles Parish voted no on the bill to raise the debt ceiling and prevent a government default in Washington this week, the measure passed.

West bank still lacks levee protection
July 29, 2011 at 9:23 am
While the East Bank of St. Charles has a completed hurricane protection levee, mostly along Airline Drive, the West Bank has a ways to go.

Spillway could serve us even better
July 21, 2011 at 10:56 am
St. Charles Parish played a big part in keeping the land along the rising Mississippi River dry this year.

Congress must make big decisions soon
July 15, 2011 at 9:28 am
What takes place in Washington D. C. in the next few days can determine how our country goes in the years ahead.
Whether or not to raise the debt limit is the big question. How to pay for our deficit in the future could provide the answer.

Grand Ridge dressing up a beautiful parish
July 08, 2011 at 9:29 am
When you live in St. Charles Parish, you live close to nature. And no place is that more evident than in the Willowdale area, site of the former Willowdale Country Club and the upcoming Grand Ridge Golf Club.

Is President playing politics with oil?
June 30, 2011 at 9:43 am
President Barack Obama’s order to take some 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve came at a very good time for his administration. It likely will reduce the price of gasoline at the pump just in time for election season.

Free trade would improve economy
June 24, 2011 at 9:04 am
One of the surest ways to improve our depressed economy would be to expand our foreign trade. And President Barack Obama said in his last state of the union address that he wants to double it by 2014.

Is four-cent tax so important?
June 17, 2011 at 11:02 am
Strange that a four-cent renewal of a cigarette tax would become one of the most important issues in the current legislative session, but that is the way it seems to be going in Baton Rouge.

Spillways, diversions need to combine forces
June 10, 2011 at 9:35 am
If there’s one thing we have learned with the opening of our two spillways to avert flooding this year, it is the benefit such openings can have to help build up the Louisiana coast.

‘Tis the season to be prepared
June 02, 2011 at 3:01 pm
Whew! We got through the high river water so far with not too much damage. Just in time to introduce the 2011 Hurricane Season.

With all the problems, it’s still a wonderful world
May 27, 2011 at 9:44 am
As the Mighty Mississippi rolls through southeast Louisiana, it is gratifying to see that what could have been may not happen. In other words, we won’t be up to our ear lobes in water overflowing into our neighborhoods.

Income tax repeal would make life easier
May 20, 2011 at 11:57 am
Bills have been introduced into the state legislature to eliminate the state income tax, which may be a good idea but not for the next couple of years. We are already at deficit status and doing it right away would make it difficult to keep the state in business.

Our state faces another major threat
May 12, 2011 at 3:08 pm
Louisiana has had some difficult years recently and 2011 could fit into that mold. We’re talking about the possibility of the water-laden Mississippi River overflowing and flooding surrounding areas in south Louisiana.

Bin Laden’s death not the end of the war
May 05, 2011 at 2:39 pm
The murderer of more than 3,000 people on September 11, 2001 has finally received his due. Osama bin Laden was buried at the bottom of the sea after U. S. forces put him to death earlier this week.

Chaisson sets stage for fiscal session
April 29, 2011 at 9:31 am
St. Charles’ own Sen. Joel Chaisson, who is also the Louisiana Senate President, put it right when he tried to set the legislative session starting this week on the right course.

Easter brings us hope for a better world
April 21, 2011 at 10:11 am
Now that the traditional revelry of Carnival and the serious reflections of Lent have just about past, the hopeful season of Easter is upon us. It gives inspiration that the future can be what we make of it.

SCP will get a share of BP federal settlement
SCP will get a share of BP federal settlement
Although St. Charles Parish officials don’t have a figure yet, they’re saying the parish will get a portion of the proposed BP Oil Spill $18.7 billion settlement with the federal government.