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Take a night out to meet the candidates

With election time nearing, St. Charles Parish residents should take advantage of the Meet the Candidates night Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Hahnville High School.
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September 30, 2011 at 10:04 am
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Tax system needs to be changed

One of our countryís major problems at the present time is caused by a tax system with many flaws in it that cannot be corrected with less than a major overhaul. And that does not appear to be forthcoming.
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September 23, 2011 at 9:55 am
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Candidate choices a win for democracy

While there were few surprises in early election qualifying, there was a stunner minutes before it ended when Councilman Billy Raymond threw his hat into the ring for parish president.
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September 16, 2011 at 9:30 am
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Time to start making up our minds

Not only do we have to be prepared for hurricanes this fall, here in Louisiana we have to be prepared for elections.Read More...
September 09, 2011 at 9:21 am
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Irene reminds us to get prepared

So far this week, we have said ďGood Night IreneĒ and remembered the most destructive hurricane ever that struck our coast six years ago, Monday. And we can breathe a sigh of relief that Irene didnít come this way and, after a difficult struggle, we did survive Katrina.
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September 02, 2011 at 9:22 am
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Football season kicks off in St. Charles

It may not seem like football season due to the sweltering heat, but players at both Hahnville and Destrehan high schools will strap on their helmets and don their pads for the annual kick off of football in St. Charles - the Ed Reed Jamboree.
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August 26, 2011 at 9:07 am
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Community Ed offers a lot to St. Charles

Education in St. Charles Parish is not just about teaching young people the ABCs and the complexities of physics. Thereís a lot of practical stuff that can help people of all ages improve their lifestyles.
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August 19, 2011 at 9:42 am
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Huey expansion will benefit West Bank

While riding across the Huey Long Bridge these days, we wonder why such a big and burdensome enlargement project is underway while the Avondale area which it connects to the city of New Orleans is expected to have such a deep economic depression in the future.
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August 12, 2011 at 9:12 am
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Congress needs to get on target

Though both congressmen representing portions of St. Charles Parish voted no on the bill to raise the debt ceiling and prevent a government default in Washington this week, the measure passed.
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August 05, 2011 at 9:26 am
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West bank still lacks levee protection

While the East Bank of St. Charles has a completed hurricane protection levee, mostly along Airline Drive, the West Bank has a ways to go.
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July 29, 2011 at 9:23 am
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Spillway could serve us even better

St. Charles Parish played a big part in keeping the land along the rising Mississippi River dry this year.
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July 21, 2011 at 10:56 am
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Congress must make big decisions soon

What takes place in Washington D. C. in the next few days can determine how our country goes in the years ahead.
Whether or not to raise the debt limit is the big question. How to pay for our deficit in the future could provide the answer.
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July 15, 2011 at 9:28 am
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Grand Ridge dressing up a beautiful parish

When you live in St. Charles Parish, you live close to nature. And no place is that more evident than in the Willowdale area, site of the former Willowdale Country Club and the upcoming Grand Ridge Golf Club.
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July 08, 2011 at 9:29 am
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Is President playing politics with oil?

President Barack Obamaís order to take some 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve came at a very good time for his administration. It likely will reduce the price of gasoline at the pump just in time for election season.
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June 30, 2011 at 9:43 am
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Free trade would improve economy

One of the surest ways to improve our depressed economy would be to expand our foreign trade. And President Barack Obama said in his last state of the union address that he wants to double it by 2014.
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June 24, 2011 at 9:04 am
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Is four-cent tax so important?

Strange that a four-cent renewal of a cigarette tax would become one of the most important issues in the current legislative session, but that is the way it seems to be going in Baton Rouge.
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June 17, 2011 at 11:02 am
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Destrehanís Dupepe named A.D. of Year
Destrehanís Dupepe named A.D. of Year
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Destrehan has long boasting one of the deepest and most accomplished athletic programs in the state. Its chief architect recently received some major recognition for that fact.