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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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Letís quit questioning how to save coast

Louisianaís master plan for saving its coast is now being criticized by some who claim it needs more study because it could poison the wetlands by diverting water from the Mississippi River. This is not the time for more study. It is the time for more action.

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April 19, 2013 at 9:23 am
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We need to put North Korea to rest

Even though South and North Korea are very small countries, they are a major issue in the way the world turns in the future. It is not likely that North Korea, one of the few dedicated communist countries in the world today, will have its way. It does not have support from the rest of the world.

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April 12, 2013 at 10:11 am
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Sales tax proposal should not be abandoned

Gov. Bobby Jindalís efforts to get the state income tax transformed to a state sales tax seems to have gone astray somewhat. Many objections have been raised to the possibilities that the poor would suffer and the rich would prosper.

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April 05, 2013 at 1:40 pm
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Rail travel would enliven living here

Southeast Louisiana, including St. Charles Parish, is fast becoming a metropolitan area. Growth between Baton Rouge and New Orleans is making it difficult to travel the roadways between the two cities.

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March 22, 2013 at 10:13 am
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Welcome to the Sportsman Show

Louisiana Publishing, publisher of Louisiana Sportsman as well as the St. Charles Herald-Guide, invites readers to attend the Louisiana Sportsman Show this weekend at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

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March 15, 2013 at 10:05 am
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A new way would finance our nation

The USA is a divided nation in these times of partiality in national politics. Itís time to get our sides together enough to give and take to help decide the issues in a way that provides a workable solution even though it does not satisfy both sides entirely.

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March 08, 2013 at 10:52 am
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Hospital becoming a great benefit

St. Charles Parish is a great place in which to live. And now, it seems, it is becoming a better place in which to get ill.

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March 01, 2013 at 9:51 am
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Paul Maillard needs improving

One of the main thoroughfares in St. Charles Parish through the years is due for an overhaul, thank goodness.

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February 14, 2013 at 10:23 am
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Mardi Gras helps build our spirits

If Southeast Louisiana hasnít had enough excitement with the Super Bowl flexing its muscles in our area, we must now face our spiritual lift of the year as Mardi Gras enters.

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February 07, 2013 at 10:15 am
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Mardi Gras helps build our spirits

If Southeast Louisiana hasnít had enough excitement with the Super Bowl flexing its muscles in our area, we must now face our spiritual lift of the year as Mardi Gras enters.

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February 07, 2013 at 10:15 am
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We had a big day this week

Monday was an eventful day in America, to say the least. It was the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. and the first black president of our country took the oath of office for the second time.

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January 25, 2013 at 1:58 pm
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Sales tax sounds good, Bobby

With the worries of filing income taxes arriving again, it is probably a very popular notion among us to favor Gov. Bobby Jindalís proposal to eliminate state income tax in Louisiana. It is a laborious process, to say the least, to confront oneself with all of those forms and income and expense numbers. Plus, its complexity has encouraged many to cheat on their income taxes and get away with it.

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January 18, 2013 at 1:37 pm
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Oil well penalties coming in handy

It seems that the Gulf Coast is getting more and more revenue from penalties resulting from the BP oil spill. Transocean Ltd., owner of the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon rig that was leased to BP when its macombo well erupted off the Louisiana coast in 2010, has agreed to pay $1.4 billion in civil and criminal fines for its role in the oil spill.

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January 11, 2013 at 9:59 am
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Goodwill Store opening today in Luling
Goodwill Store opening today in Luling
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Goodwill Industries opens its new store and donation center in Luling today (Jan. 19), kick-starting everything off with a grand opening, ribbon cutting, prize giveaway and refreshments to commemorate the event.