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Leeville toll bridge needs more money

The toll bridge on Highway 1 at Leeville isnít working to its expectations because some 300,000 crossers who are expected to pay arenít.

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December 14, 2012 at 9:26 am
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Vouchers could benefit education

Louisianaís school voucher plan suffered a setback last week when a Baton Rouge area judge declared it unconstitutional. Judge Tim Kelley ruled that funds from the Minimum Foundation Program could not be diverted to private entities.

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December 06, 2012 at 9:31 am
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We can't fall off 'fiscal cliff'

The "fiscal cliff," so to speak, is fast approaching and if it is not addressed by Congress and the President, the state of the nation could take a steep slide.

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November 29, 2012 at 11:00 am
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Port traffic should go here

Look forward to a major increase in boat traffic at Louisiana port cities in the future. This will result from the enlargement of the Panama Canal which will be complete in a couple of years.

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November 21, 2012 at 9:09 am
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Itís time for some bipartisanship

It was a close election and, as a result, the federal government line-up is unchanged. The Democrats still own the Presidency and Senate and the Republicans have control of the House.

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November 17, 2012 at 10:39 am
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Romney can lead our country better

St. Charles Parish residents should be getting ready to take a trip to the polls Tuesday if they havenít already done so. The job that lies ahead is significant, to say the least.

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November 01, 2012 at 9:48 am
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Parish voters must adjust to new district

Many voters in St. Charles Parish this year will have to adjust themselves to voting in a new Congressional district. On Nov. 6, those on the West Bank will go to the polls to elect a congressman for the newly redrawn Second Congressional District, which will stretch along the Mississippi River from New Orleans to northern Baton Rouge. Those on the East Bank will vote for the Sixth District congressman.

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October 25, 2012 at 9:58 am
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St. Charles should have airport input

We thought the St. Charles Parish Council was guaranteed the right to appoint a member of the New Orleans Aviation Board back when plans were being made to extend the airportís runway into our parish. That seemed to be the deal at that time.

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October 18, 2012 at 2:33 pm
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Itís time to practice democracy in the U.S.

It looks like Louisiana citizens can sit back and relax this election season without even going out to vote. At least that is the way it seems with how the electoral vote is shaping up.

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October 12, 2012 at 9:02 am
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Itís just not the same, T-P

Monday morning was a different kind of day for many of the people in southeast Louisiana who regularly receive the Times-Picayune in their driveways. Instead was a Black and Gold Extra which reported on the Saints latest mishap in Green Bay. Results of other professional games were reported in it also but not a word about the general news going on about our area and the world.

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October 04, 2012 at 9:03 am
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New Gulf leases should help save coast

Itís good news for St. Charles Parish and all of Louisiana that some 38 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico will be auctioned off for oil and gas production in March. It should help keep one of the basic elements of our economy in place.

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September 27, 2012 at 2:36 pm
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Freedom of speech should not cause violence

Freedom of speech is one of the tenets of democracy. It allows us to express the pros and cons of what is going on in the world, helping to educate us and provide solutions to many problems. And it is one of the main means in which we can maintain a stable and peaceful world.

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September 21, 2012 at 9:32 am
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Debates can help elect best President

Hurricane Isaac has blown away but there is another storm blowing in. It is the Presidential election of 2012.

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September 14, 2012 at 9:36 am
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State welcomes Isaac, bids it farewell

Hurricane Isaac became a Louisiana event Wednesday, Aug. 29 exactly seven years to the day after Hurricane Katrina killed hundreds of people in the New Orleans area and left the city in wreckage from which it has not yet fully recovered. We were misled at first into believing the storm would hug the Florida coast and head to the Atlantic coast.

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September 07, 2012 at 9:36 am
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Natural gas use should benefit state

Our state seems to be on the way up in the production of energy. When we thought the production of oil was on the wain because of the environmental concerns in its production of carbon dioxide that produces global warming, an Associated Press report claims that carbon dioxide emissions have decreased to the level they were in 1992. It indicates that emissions from coal-powered power plants cause some 98 percent to the total CO2 emissions in the country.

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August 24, 2012 at 9:15 am
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Mars trip another success in space

Cheers went up when NASAís planet rover Curiosity made a successful landing on Mars last week. The eight-month interplanetary voyage is one of several successful trips to the red planet, which so far has been one of our main hopes of uncovering secrets of our universe.

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August 17, 2012 at 9:08 am
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Parent Teacher Tech Night at St. Charles Parish Library
Parent Teacher Tech Night at St. Charles Parish Library
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The St. Charles Parish Library and St. Charles Parish Public Schools are partnering to present Parent Teacher Tech Night, an event that to highlight the best free online resources for middle and high school students, on Tuesday (Sept. 26) at 6 p.m. at the East Regional Library, 160 W. Campus Dr. in Destrehan.