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Is Gov. Edwards taking lead on restoration?

We’ve heard some good words from new Gov. John Bel Edwards that sounds like he is getting active in restoring our deteriorating coast of Louisiana. Read More...
April 15 at 8:00 am
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Expenses will go up this year

If you think you escaped April Fool’s Day setbacks this year, you are mistaken. Read More...
April 08 at 12:05 pm
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Charity Hospital needs resurrection

At last, the State of Louisiana is mulling plans of what to do with its classic 20-story building on Tulane Avenue in New Orleans formerly known as Charity Hospital. It was put astray following its basement flooding by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.Read More...
April 01 at 8:00 am
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Imagine ‘The Passion’ in New Orleans

One of the most interesting programs ever appeared on television this past Sunday for Palm Sunday night. The title was “The Passion of Christ”and, no, it was not set in Jerusalem where the original Passion was set.Read More...
March 25 at 11:00 am
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Retirement rules: Myth vs. reality

Financial Tidbits
By Roland Leblanc

If your goal is to save enough to fund a long retirement, and you’re not sure how to start or how to catch up, remember that there’s more than one path to success. Read More...
March 25 at 4:07 am
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Spiritual GPS – The wind to our sails

As we sail the seas of life, our travels are impacted by forces outside of our control: winds, currents, temperature variances, mechanical failures and perhaps even a novice crew.Read More...
March 18 at 5:25 am
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This is a good year to learn democracy

Citizens of the United States of America should learn a lesson this election year - they are not always assured their country always follows the paths of democracy.Read More...
March 18 at 5:21 am
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Louisiana’s pelican seal has colorful history

Past Times by Terry Jones

It is common knowledge that the pelican is the Louisiana’s state bird and that it is depicted on our official seal, but many people wonder why. Read More...
March 10 at 4:38 am
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Legislative task force targets reforms lawmakers

Legislators managed to pass tax increases and budget cuts during the first, and maybe last, special session of the year but they admittedly fell short of making any structural changes. Read More...
March 09 at 4:34 pm
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Let’s help Rec Dept. develop St. Charles

Residents of St. Charles Parish are getting an opportunity to help design their great parish in ways to make the best use of it for the betterment of its people. Read More...
March 04 at 6:16 am
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‘Put out into the deep’ of your heart this Lent

In the missionary community of which I am a part, one of our charisms is receptivity. Read More...
March 04 at 5:17 am
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Is our political system becoming dysfunctional?

Politics is getting somewhat out of line, especially nationally where the current presidential election is underway.Read More...
February 26 at 4:00 am
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Don’t dump the dust bin of history on St. Charles Parish

By Kamau OdingaRead More...
February 17 at 3:51 pm
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Coastal states need more mineral revenue

President Barack Obama is trying to sidestep our state’s efforts to restore our coast along the Gulf of Mexico when we have given so much to providing oil and gas to fueling our nation. Obama has proposed a budget that would stop Louisiana from getting a greater share of offshore oil and gas revenue beginning in 2017.Read More...
February 17 at 3:46 pm
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Mardi Gras, Lent and then politics

One of the highlights of the year is now upon us in southeastern Louisiana, a time to put down our cares and join in the revelry of Mardi Gras.Read More...
February 05 at 5:44 pm
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Louisiana House politics are under a microscope

Never before have the Louisiana House of Representative’s politics been under so much much scrutiny. Read More...
February 05 at 5:41 pm
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U.S. senator questioning Morel's 'lenient' sentence
U.S. senator questioning Morel's 'lenient' sentence
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U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley is questioning the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice over whether an alleged conflict of interest got former St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel Jr.’s a lenient plea agreement in his sex-for-leniency case.