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St. Charles needs input in airport plans
February 10, 2012 at 9:33 am
Plans for overhauling Louis Armstrong International Airport are in the works and just how it is done could have an effect on residents of St. Charles Parish and the disturbances they encounter.


Are vouchers a good choice
February 03, 2012 at 9:38 am
Gov. Bobby Jindal wants vouchers to private schools to play a bigger role in providing education to our school age kids. And if properly administered, there is no reason why they would not benefit the system.


School board travel seems warranted
January 27, 2012 at 9:52 am
If St. Charles Parish School Board members were to take off for Hawaii and other exotic destinations with bathing suits in hand claiming to be taking care of their official business, one would suspect that they are fiddling with taxpayer money. But such does not seem to be the case.


Coastal restoration plan is welcomed
January 19, 2012 at 3:21 pm
At last, a master plan for the restoration of Louisianaís coast has been planned and is available for public review. It shows what the coast should be like in 2061 if the restoration is accomplished.


Dear Editor
January 13, 2012 at 10:06 am
The implication of education reform can be found as near as our local St. Charles Public Schools. The products emerging from the interactive media class at the Satellite Center are stellar!

Eliminating mid-year budget cuts
January 13, 2012 at 10:05 am
Mid-year budget cuts to state agencies in recent years have become chronic. Whenever a problem becomes chronic it is time to do something about it.

The end of the beginning
January 13, 2012 at 10:04 am
Winston Churchillís comments about the Battle of Egypt in 1942 popped into my mind when the Iowa Caucus vote was in: "This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." Presidential campaigns before the age of state primaries lasted about six months maximum. Today they go on for two years-if they ever really stop. Iowa, perhaps, is the end of the beginning for 2012.

Good news in fight for Louisiana fraud victims
January 06, 2012 at 10:52 am
For the past couple of years, Iíve been leading the fight for fair treatment for thousands of Louisianians who were victims of an alleged Ponzi scheme run by financier Allen Stanford.

New Year thoughts from the bayou state
January 06, 2012 at 10:52 am
By Jim Brown, JimBrownLa.com

SE Louisiana to have many exciting events
January 06, 2012 at 10:51 am
Anyone who lives in southeast Louisiana can take pleasure in the fact that there are so many entertaining things coming up here. In St. Charles Parish, for example, there is a wealth of wetlands for the outdoor sportsmen and mere lovers of spectacular scenery. Access to the Gulf of Mexico and some of the best fishing and hunting areas in the country is readily available whether you own a yacht or a pirogue.

Jindal, Roemer still factor in big race
January 06, 2012 at 10:51 am
By John Maginnis, LaPolitics.com

Try to make good things happen in Ď12
December 29, 2011 at 10:34 am
By Harold Keller

Property owners face another financial disaster
December 29, 2011 at 10:29 am
By Jim Brown, JimBrownLa.com

New year offers many opportunities
December 29, 2011 at 10:28 am
If we thought 2011 was alive with political fever, we havenít even gotten to the melting point yet. The year 2012 is just ahead and it could be fiercer as we approach election day in November.

Does appointment meet legal requirements?
December 22, 2011 at 10:34 am
St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis was just appointed as the new head of the Governorís Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness ("GOHSEP").

Red ink woes plague Louisiana budget
December 22, 2011 at 10:34 am
Just 29 days before Governor Jindal and the 144 members of the Legislature are to be sworn in, they got a strong hint that governing might not be a bed of roses during the next four years.


Governor more powerful than partisan
December 22, 2011 at 10:33 am
By John Maginnis, LaPolitics.com

U. S. stands strong against Iran
December 22, 2011 at 10:32 am
Itís encouraging to note that Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is taking a strong stand on stopping the creation of nuclear weapons in Iran. When an undemocratic country that cares not for the general welfare of the people keeps pushing its efforts to create atomic bombs with an obvious attempt to threaten other nations, it is time for the democratic countries of the world to take action and stop it.

Hahnville High valedictorian devoted to caring for others
Hahnville High valedictorian devoted to caring for others
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Being named Hahnville High School (HHS) valedictorian for the class of 2015 came as a surprise to Jessica Becnel, but she realized itís an honor that affirmed years of hard work.