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Things to get better, worse in years ahead

Here it is August, 2010 already. We’re one year older than in August, 2009 and there are a few other significant factors.Read More...
August 19, 2010 at 10:46 am
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Paul Maillard needs improvements

In yonder days, Paul Maillard Road was the main street of Luling. It still is a main street in that it commands much of the traffic going from U. S. 90 to River Road.Read More...
August 12, 2010 at 9:59 am
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Grand Isle could have a big future

Everyone in the entire country knows where our neighboring Grand Isle, La. is. It’s been on national television news daily for more than three months.They know what the beach and surrounding waters look like and what seafood can be caught there.Read More...
August 06, 2010 at 9:08 am
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Grand Isle event was big success

Though many people considered it ridiculous to hold a beachside concert event at Grand Isle when a tropical storm was headed that way last weekend, it turned out to be a big success.Read More...
July 30, 2010 at 9:09 am
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Our View: Only four to vie for School Board seats

Apparently, St. Charles Parish residents are satisfied to a great extent with their School Board members this year. Only two of the eight seats that are up for election every four years are being contested.Read More...
July 22, 2010 at 2:12 pm
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Avondale closing another hit on the economy

Louisiana’s economy seems to be taking one hit after another.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:47 am
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Constant rebuilding of wetlands needed

Some years ago, it was suggested by this newspaper that the state invest in a new kind of boat developed in Europe. It could suck up sand offshore from the bottom of the sea into its hull and then travel to our coast where the sand would be pumped out to help build up barrier islands that are eroding away.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:42 am
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Hurricane season makes its mark

It wasn’t the hurricane we feared so much. It was the possibility of it spreading the oil spill along the coast of Louisiana and into our wetlands.Read More...
July 02, 2010 at 9:50 am
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Our strategy could have been much better

If Bobby Jindal and Billy Nungesser had been in charge of cleaning up the oil spill, we would be much further advanced. But unfortunately the federal government and British Petroleum, two foreign entities who did not know the lay of the land, were.Read More...
June 24, 2010 at 11:24 am
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This is no time to stop offshore production

It’s not enough that our coastal economy is in such turmoil. Now, the President has called a halt to all deeper offshore explorations and drilling for oil that will cripple the livelihoods of many more of our residents. Read More...
June 11, 2010 at 9:05 am
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We need to save our state

The Top Kill did not work as intended so now British Petroleum is trying another method to stop the escaping oil from the drill stem. It involves cutting the pipe and capping it to bring the oil up to ships waiting on the surface of the sea.Read More...
June 04, 2010 at 9:27 am
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Open primaries are best for democracy

It is time for the states in our federal governmentt to take full advantage of democracy by adopting open primaries in the election of U. S. senators and representatives, something Louisiana did many years ago under the leadership of former Gov. Edwin Edwards. Read More...
May 27, 2010 at 3:14 pm
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Dead zone fromfertilizer still there

We’ve heard and read so much recently about the oil spill at the British Petroleum well in the Gulf of Mexico that we have forgotten all about another problem along the coast of Louisiana. It is the dead zone produced by fertilizers from farms in the mid-west floating down the Mississippi River.
They deprive our fish of the oxygen needed to live.Read More...
May 21, 2010 at 9:37 am
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Barrier islands need to be restored

Many years ago, in the sixties, Louisiana Land and Exploration Company officials suggested that we restore the broken up barrier islands along the coast of southeast Louisiana. It would have protected the state’s valuable wetlands which spawn much of the nation’s commercial fish.
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May 13, 2010 at 12:42 pm
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Local governments come to our aid

Louisiana is demonstrating how local governments can do more for their people than the federal government can. The current Gulf of Mexico oil spill is a case in point.Read More...
May 06, 2010 at 11:34 am
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New lieutenant governor not needed

Louisiana will get a new lieutenant governor - - Scott Angelle, appointed by Gov. Bobby Jindal - - next week to replace Mitch Landrieu when he takes over as mayor of New Orleans. It makes us wonder if we really need a lieutenant governor whose main duty is to replace the governor if he leaves office in mid-term.Read More...
April 29, 2010 at 11:35 am
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HHS teacher helping shape high school evolution curriculum in pilot study
HHS teacher helping shape high school evolution curriculum in pilot study
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When the evolution curriculum pilot study begins in January, Hahnville High School teacher Cecelia Gillam-Brown will be among 19 teachers in the United States conducting it.