National political group targeting Gov. Edwards

America Rising Squared and America Rising PAC have been reaching out to reporters in Louisiana on a regular basis since December to push alternative takes on stories involving Gov. John Bel Edwards.Read More...
February 23 at 2:34 pm

We are all looking for happiness; where are we looking?

Father Wilmer L. Todd

Bishop Sheldon Fabre wrote a Pastoral Letter during Advent entitled “A Reason to Hope.” The following is the first chapter of his Pastoral abbreviated for this column. Read More...
February 17 at 9:30 am

Cooper: Bringing people together a ‘top priority’

In an interview last week, Mark Cooper said his most important task as Gov. John Bel Edwards’ incoming chief of staff will be to unite people. Read More...
February 17 at 9:22 am

Edwards campaign expected to report $3.4M raised

Gov. John Bel Edwards raised roughly $3.4 million for his re-election campaign in 2016, his first year in office, and will soon report the total to the state Ethics Administration, according to a spokesperson for the Edwards campaign. Read More...
January 27 at 6:00 am

Governor may steer clear of legislative races

As January reaches its midpoint, Gov. John Bel Edwards hasn’t decided who he might support in the Legislature’s upcoming special elections in north and south Louisiana. Read More...
January 20 at 11:19 am

Bad news about our shrinking coast

For 10 years now, Louisiana citizens have had to envision the destruction of their valuable coastal lands from consumption by the Gulf of Mexico. That has been one of the outlooks as the coastal waters rise to engulf our seashore more and more. Read More...
January 13 at 3:20 pm

Louisiana has a new party

While you were gathering with family and friends and celebrating the holidays last month, a new political party was very quietly established in Louisiana. Read More...
January 13 at 3:17 pm

Is the Atchafalaya Basin the next disaster?

Past Times by Terry Jones
January 06 at 10:47 am

Cabinet change follows push by recreational lobby

After a year of fighting the former wildlife and fisheries secretary on a number of fronts, recreational interests are hopeful for 2017 as state Rep. Jack Montoucet of Crowley takes over the top hunting and fishing regulatory job in Louisiana. Read More...
January 06 at 10:44 am

Special session chatter persists through holidays

Will Louisiana lawmakers be forced to gather in yet another special session in the New Year?Read More...
December 30, 2016 at 10:00 am

God loved us so much that he was willing to be born in an animal shelter

Father Wilmer Todd

For church members, the Christmas season begins on Christmas Eve and ends with the Baptism of Jesus. Read More...
December 30, 2016 at 8:00 am

Jesus shows us our true dignity and identity as children of God

Recently, I found myself longing to hold baby Jesus as I was contemplating this Advent-Christmas Season, but in discipline I chose to wait until Christmas Eve to “unwrap” this great gift. Read More...
December 23, 2016 at 7:00 am

Refinery tax being ‘vetted’ by legislators

With some lawmakers already getting cold feet over the idea of a personal income tax change in 2017, a small circle of political players are starting to look at a concept that is being described as a refinery tax. Read More...
December 23, 2016 at 4:00 am

Have there ever been elk in Louisiana?

Past Times By Terry Jones

I have always been fascinated by what Louisiana was like when French explorers first arrived here more than 300 years ago. Read More...
December 16, 2016 at 5:48 pm

Race for Louisiana treasurer revs up

With U.S. Sen.-elect John Kennedy preparing a move to Washington, the list of names of who might replace him as treasurer in Louisiana seems to be growing with each passing day.Read More...
December 16, 2016 at 5:45 pm

Legislature hosting a bit of election action, too

Even though the regular campaign season for the Louisiana Legislature won’t come around again until 2019, there’s already one open seat that will be decided by a special election next year and more could soon follow. Read More...
December 09, 2016 at 8:00 am

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85% of motorists drove over limit on I-310, study says
85% of motorists drove over limit on I-310, study says
The newly posted 70 mph speed limit on the elevated portions of Interstate 310 in St. Charles Parish marks a statewide trend aligning motorists' apparent need for speed, but it's also considered safer.