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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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Olympics help to unite the world

Itís a positive note that a world with so many differences can take time out to enjoy friendly competition in an orderly manner. The Olympics have kept us together in many ways and hopefully can continue to do so through an endless future.

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August 10, 2012 at 9:00 am
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Save money in the parish this weekend

Thereís money in the bank for anyone who wants to shop in St. Charles Parish this week. Itís a sales tax holiday and we are the only parish in the state that will suspend all sales taxes on most retail purchases.

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August 03, 2012 at 9:00 am
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Drought not helpful in preserving our coast

One would never think this country is in a major drought judging from the amount of rainfall hitting Louisiana in recent weeks. But it is dry in much of the rest of the country, which has attracted damaging forest fires in many areas.

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July 27, 2012 at 8:49 am
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Police need facts in our biggest city

Police in Louisianaís biggest city, New Orleans, reportedly have started getting more personal with people at traffic and pedestrian stops. They ask for information which some people claim is none of their business.

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July 20, 2012 at 8:48 am
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