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Our state is high in integrity

It’s good news that Louisiana now ranks sixth among states in integrity according to Chicago watchdog group the Better Government Association. The state rated high for laws governing freedom of information, open meetings and conflicts of interest.Read More...
August 23, 2013 at 2:43 pm
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Residents can benefit from Community Ed

In St. Charles Parish, education is not just for children. It is for all of those adults as well who want to continue their education after graduation in fields that can help them improve the way they live as well as offering them ways to earn a better living.Read More...
August 09, 2013 at 10:58 am
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Lawsuit could benefit our future

One of the biggest lawsuits in the history of the state is about to unfold as the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East prepares to go into the courtroom against many of the oil and gas companies that have produced along the deteriorating Gulf Coast of Louisiana. The prelude is just beginning and apparently the action could go on for a long time.Read More...
August 02, 2013 at 10:52 am
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Zimmerman trial

The Florida trial of George Zimmerman got more attention from the press than almost any trial in recent memory. And its outcome certainly lends credence to the fact that people can react in various ways to acts that come about through violence.Read More...
July 24, 2013 at 6:14 pm
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Feds should join in saving the coast

We need coordination between the state and federal government in preserving the coast of Louisiana. Among other things, Louisiana’s coastal restoration problems are being multiplied by the different viewpoints of governmental agencies that are involved in our survival.Read More...
July 19, 2013 at 9:25 am
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Less jail time may be better

It is disturbing to learn that Louisiana jails a greater percentage of its citizens than any other state in the country. Hopefully, it is not because we have more criminals around but rather because our laws and practices have provided for that situation.Read More...
July 12, 2013 at 12:39 pm
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World Trade Center should remain

It’s unbelievable that The Tricentennial Plan in New Orleans would provide for tearing down one of the most significant buildings in the city — the World Trade Center at the foot of Canal Street. A non-descript sculpture would replace it similar to the arch that decorates the Mississippi River water front in St. Louis.Read More...
July 03, 2013 at 7:52 am
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Home sales increase in spite of fears

There’s good news in the St. Charles Parish real estate market with sales increasing in spite of the fears over threatened increases in flood insurance. Our assessor, Tab Troxler, and local real estate agents have agreed that the future looks promising.Read More...
June 27, 2013 at 11:19 am
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Jindal’s tour is good news for state

It’s good news that Gov. Bobby Jindal is undertaking a statewide tour that will take him to all of Louisiana’s 64 parishes.Read More...
June 21, 2013 at 10:47 am
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We need less national, more local government

It’s time to start reconsidering the make-up of governments in the United States and produce a system where local people can have more control over the way they live. This will give them more freedom to do the things they want to do.

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June 14, 2013 at 9:20 am
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Social media can help catch criminals

The importance of social media was once again on display during a recent rash of burglaries that primarily took place in Luling.

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June 07, 2013 at 9:18 am
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Be prepared this hurricane season

It’s that time of year again. Hurricane season, we mean.

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May 31, 2013 at 9:40 am
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Big abortion clinic is planned nearby

Teaching the value of life amidst so much terror and violence in our lives will suffer a setback if the abortion clinic scheduled to be built on South Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans is realized. Construction is scheduled to begin this week on the 7,000-square-foot building.Read More...
May 24, 2013 at 2:43 pm
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Internet sales taxes could change things

Sales taxes on the Internet may soon become a regular thing if a bill which passed in the U. S. Senate this week goes the rest of the way to become law. And it would be fairer to most local retailers because, at present, they have to compete against competitors on the Internet who do not have to charge customers the taxes.

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May 10, 2013 at 9:27 am
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Dr. Lafon continued our educational excellence

St. Charles Parish has been noted for its excellent public school system for many years. Indeed, it has been regarded as among the best in the state.

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May 03, 2013 at 11:03 am
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Gun control not only solution

Here we are talking and arguing about how we can cut the murder rate with gun control on the American scene. And, meanwhile, three people were killed and nearly 300 were injured at the Boston Marathon by something grandma had in her kitchen.

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April 25, 2013 at 9:35 am
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Parish’s ‘Labor of Love’ is rebuilding
Parish’s ‘Labor of Love’ is rebuilding
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Wiping the soot off the walls of her house in Paradis, Odile Harris couldn’t believe the help that suddenly arrived with project Labor of Love in what she considers “God’s timing.”