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Spillways, diversions need to combine forces

If thereís one thing we have learned with the opening of our two spillways to avert flooding this year, it is the benefit such openings can have to help build up the Louisiana coast.
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June 10, 2011 at 9:35 am
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ĎTis the season to be prepared

Whew! We got through the high river water so far with not too much damage. Just in time to introduce the 2011 Hurricane Season. Read More...
June 02, 2011 at 3:01 pm
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With all the problems, itís still a wonderful world

As the Mighty Mississippi rolls through southeast Louisiana, it is gratifying to see that what could have been may not happen. In other words, we wonít be up to our ear lobes in water overflowing into our neighborhoods.
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May 27, 2011 at 9:44 am
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Income tax repeal would make life easier

Bills have been introduced into the state legislature to eliminate the state income tax, which may be a good idea but not for the next couple of years. We are already at deficit status and doing it right away would make it difficult to keep the state in business.
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May 20, 2011 at 11:57 am
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Our state faces another major threat

Louisiana has had some difficult years recently and 2011 could fit into that mold. Weíre talking about the possibility of the water-laden Mississippi River overflowing and flooding surrounding areas in south Louisiana.
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May 12, 2011 at 3:08 pm
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Bin Ladenís death not the end of the war

The murderer of more than 3,000 people on September 11, 2001 has finally received his due. Osama bin Laden was buried at the bottom of the sea after U. S. forces put him to death earlier this week.
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May 05, 2011 at 2:39 pm
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Chaisson sets stage for fiscal session

St. Charlesí own Sen. Joel Chaisson, who is also the Louisiana Senate President, put it right when he tried to set the legislative session starting this week on the right course.
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April 29, 2011 at 9:31 am
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Easter brings us hope for a better world

Now that the traditional revelry of Carnival and the serious reflections of Lent have just about past, the hopeful season of Easter is upon us. It gives inspiration that the future can be what we make of it.
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April 21, 2011 at 10:11 am
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Method of redistricting needs to change

Redistricting our federal congressional and state legislative districts has become quite an undertaking and one that involves politics, racism and party preferences. In other words, itís just not democratic.
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April 15, 2011 at 9:25 am
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Dump truck traffic is taking over roads

As if you didnít know, dump trucks have been overloading the highways of St. Charles Parish in recent months.
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April 08, 2011 at 9:32 am
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Weekend to be high and mighty

St. Charles Parish is the site of one of the most spectacular races in the world. The whistle will blow at 8:30 a. m. Saturday on the 13th annual United Way of St. Charles bridge run which many runners look forward to each year.
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April 01, 2011 at 9:15 am
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Nuclear energy needs production safeguards

The future of nuclear power lost a lot of support with arrival of the tsunami that has damaged nuclear plants in Japan and caused a worldwide fear of human catastrophe resulting. And this came at a time when many in the world were ready to embrace nuclear power as a safer source of energy than oil.
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March 25, 2011 at 9:05 am
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Gulf Coast getting back to normal

After almost a year of oil spill activities, Louisiana is getting down to normalcy. Last year, few people were rigging out their boats and looking to the day when they could head into the Gulf or steer along the coast with rod and reel and bait in hand. They figured it was a lost cause then with oil being the spoiler.
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March 18, 2011 at 10:12 am
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Show will highlight St. Charles businesses

Residents of St. Charles will have an opportunity this weekend to find out a lot about what types of businesses are available to them in their parish. The Business and Craft Showcase of St. Charles will be held Friday from noon to 5 p. m. and Saturday from 9 a. m. to 2 p. m. at the Hahnville High School gymnasium.
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March 11, 2011 at 9:40 am
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Detours ahead for residents

St. Charles Parish residents will have to detour in the weekends ahead to get from one end of their parish to the other.
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March 04, 2011 at 9:19 am
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Congressional districts to change in state

Louisianaís Legislature undoubtedly will have a difficult assignment when it meets in March and April to define the stateís new congressional districts. The 2010 Census population figures reduce the number of congressmen our state is entitled to from seven to six.
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February 24, 2011 at 3:26 pm
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Residents flock to new gun course to defend themselves
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Dawn Ortego isnít willing to become a statistic.