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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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Coming up next...cut expenses

The year is over and the cliff has been climbed without falling over the edge. Income taxes of those single persons who make $400,000 a year or couples who make $450,000 a year will be increased somewhat. Others will stay like they are.

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January 04, 2013 at 9:55 am
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2013 should be year of restoration

With a new year approaching that bears the unfavorable number 13, we hope it is not an indication of things to come pertaining to our efforts to save the coast of Louisiana. Itís getting close to the end of times when we can preserve that coast for the future prosperity of our state.

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December 28, 2012 at 9:55 am
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Gun control has to find the right people

It has been a grief-filled week gone by as residents of Newtown, Conn. began burying those who were shot to death by a person who was obviously mentally ill. In addition to 20 school children, six adults, including the school principal who was trying to save her students, lost their lives in an insane act.

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December 20, 2012 at 10:19 am
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