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Avondale closing another hit on the economy
July 16, 2010 at 9:47 am
Louisiana’s economy seems to be taking one hit after another.

Constant rebuilding of wetlands needed
July 09, 2010 at 9:42 am
Some years ago, it was suggested by this newspaper that the state invest in a new kind of boat developed in Europe. It could suck up sand offshore from the bottom of the sea into its hull and then travel to our coast where the sand would be pumped out to help build up barrier islands that are eroding away.

Hurricane season makes its mark
July 02, 2010 at 9:50 am
It wasn’t the hurricane we feared so much. It was the possibility of it spreading the oil spill along the coast of Louisiana and into our wetlands.

Our strategy could have been much better
June 24, 2010 at 11:24 am
If Bobby Jindal and Billy Nungesser had been in charge of cleaning up the oil spill, we would be much further advanced. But unfortunately the federal government and British Petroleum, two foreign entities who did not know the lay of the land, were.

This is no time to stop offshore production
June 11, 2010 at 9:05 am
It’s not enough that our coastal economy is in such turmoil. Now, the President has called a halt to all deeper offshore explorations and drilling for oil that will cripple the livelihoods of many more of our residents.

We need to save our state
June 04, 2010 at 9:27 am
The Top Kill did not work as intended so now British Petroleum is trying another method to stop the escaping oil from the drill stem. It involves cutting the pipe and capping it to bring the oil up to ships waiting on the surface of the sea.

Open primaries are best for democracy
May 27, 2010 at 3:14 pm
It is time for the states in our federal governmentt to take full advantage of democracy by adopting open primaries in the election of U. S. senators and representatives, something Louisiana did many years ago under the leadership of former Gov. Edwin Edwards.

Dead zone fromfertilizer still there
May 21, 2010 at 9:37 am
We’ve heard and read so much recently about the oil spill at the British Petroleum well in the Gulf of Mexico that we have forgotten all about another problem along the coast of Louisiana. It is the dead zone produced by fertilizers from farms in the mid-west floating down the Mississippi River.
They deprive our fish of the oxygen needed to live.

Barrier islands need to be restored
May 13, 2010 at 12:42 pm
Many years ago, in the sixties, Louisiana Land and Exploration Company officials suggested that we restore the broken up barrier islands along the coast of southeast Louisiana. It would have protected the state’s valuable wetlands which spawn much of the nation’s commercial fish.

Local governments come to our aid
May 06, 2010 at 11:34 am
Louisiana is demonstrating how local governments can do more for their people than the federal government can. The current Gulf of Mexico oil spill is a case in point.

New lieutenant governor not needed
April 29, 2010 at 11:35 am
Louisiana will get a new lieutenant governor - - Scott Angelle, appointed by Gov. Bobby Jindal - - next week to replace Mitch Landrieu when he takes over as mayor of New Orleans. It makes us wonder if we really need a lieutenant governor whose main duty is to replace the governor if he leaves office in mid-term.

Government should get closer to home
April 23, 2010 at 8:35 am
Government in Washington is getting too big and the polls are showing it. Pew Research Center released findings in a survey that showed nearly 80 percent of Americans have little faith that the massive federal bureaucracy can solve the nation’s ills.

Is income tax the best way?
April 15, 2010 at 10:16 am
April 15 is perhaps the most dreaded day of the year in America. It is the day citizens must wrap up an exasperating analysis of their incomes that must be reported on their federal income tax returns.

Support neighbors through Bridge Run
April 08, 2010 at 1:34 pm
The United Way’s 14th Annual Bridge Run/Walk and Festival is back this year with new and improved after-run activities.
The event is a great way for parishioners to help out the community while also supporting their own health and well-being.

Willowdale extension would benefit West Bank
April 01, 2010 at 9:31 am
Barton Avenue is a skinny little road in Luling that connects U. S. 90 with River Road. But it attracts major traffic because it is a connection between the river front and the main thoroughfare on the west bank.

Keep entire Holy Triduum sacred, not just Easter Sunday
March 26, 2010 at 9:13 am
With the Lenten season coming to a close, it’s easy to forget that Easter Sunday isn’t the only day that the church is celebrating the coming of the Easter season.

Bonds will help coastal restoration
March 18, 2010 at 12:18 pm
At last we are beginning to get some action on the possibility of selling bonds to help finance Louisiana’s desperately needed coastal restoration.

Business fest great way to support local businesses
March 04, 2010 at 2:26 pm
This weekend, do yourself a favor and check out the St. Charles Business Fest and Craft Fair that will be held on March 5 and 6 in the Hahnville High School gym.

Every Bridge Run finisher will receive race medallion
Every Bridge Run finisher will receive race medallion
For the first time, every single person who finishes the United Way of St. Charles’ annual Bridge Run on Saturday will receive a special race medallion emblazoned with the Hale Boggs Bridge.

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