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Session should stick to recovery, insurance needs
December 06, 2006 at 2:07 pm
Many believe Gov. Kathleen Blanco’s call for a special legislative session beginning Friday to be premature and an opportunity to give away Christmas gifts from the state government. Hopefully that will not be the case.

Strange bedfellows: Bush & Clinton get together
November 16, 2006 at 1:50 pm
Former Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton have joined forces to support many worthwhile causes, including support for Hurricane Katrina victims.

St. Charles voters do their duty
November 08, 2006 at 3:42 pm
The election is over for St. Charles Parish, at least, and we congratulate the two winners for Congress in the districts that include parts of our parish.

Ferry disaster memorial should be in Destrehan
October 23, 2006 at 4:12 pm
It was a tragic morning in St. Charles Parish October 20, 1976 when the Luling-Destrehan ferry was struck by the 750-foot tanker Frosta and sunk. Of the 94 aboard, 78 died.

North Korea flexing its nuclear muscle
October 11, 2006 at 4:10 pm
Strange that the very week South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Kimoon was nominated to head the United Nations, North Korea announced it conducted an underground nuclear test. That could be good or bad.

Battle for the Paddle helps good causes
October 04, 2006 at 1:24 pm
Today is one of the fun days of the year in St. Charles Parish. The annual Battle for the Paddle will be held from 4 to 7:30 p. m. at West Bank Bridge Park in Luling.

Religions can play bigger role in world unity
September 27, 2006 at 2:31 pm
It’s time for religions to get a better grip on unifying populations into a saner direction for the world.

Vote “for” the two amendments next week
September 20, 2006 at 1:34 pm
If you are concerned about Louisiana’s fragile coastline, you should make it a point to go out and vote next week.

We shouldn’t let occupational permits get out of hand
September 13, 2006 at 1:23 pm
St. Charles Parish Council is considering an ordinance that would make it easier to get a home occupational permit. That could be good or bad.

Our View
September 06, 2006 at 1:14 pm
Soon after Hurricane Katrina passed and people returned to the area, St. Charles Parish was the scene of much frenzied activity.

Levee upgrade is not enough
August 30, 2006 at 1:26 pm
Hurricane season is well underway and, understandably, the overwhelming concern is that if another “big one” hits southeast Louisiana, the levees will break again.

August 29 is a date to remember
August 24, 2006 at 2:33 pm
Next Tuesday is an important anniversary date in South Louisiana.

Patio home idea to be studied some more
July 13, 2006 at 11:47 am
Smaller residential lots in St. Charles Parish could soon become a reality. But the parish council Monday night decided to hold off on creating the new zoning that would allow them until further study is made.

We felt like dancing in the rain
July 07, 2006 at 10:37 am
Watching the rain pour down in St. Charles Parish Monday was one of the greatest sights we have had in quite a while.

It’s time to start on coastal restoration plan
June 28, 2006 at 2:29 pm
The is good news that reputable scientists met in New Orleans this week to come up with ideas on how to best spend the $1.2 billion in the Lousiana coastal restoration program planned by the state and federal governments. This is the amount of money the Bush Administration wants to provide to begin serious restoration efforts in the next 10 years. A more comprehensive plan would come later which would take some 30 years and billions of dollars more to complete.

Where will all the criminals go?
June 22, 2006 at 10:58 am
It’s good news that the big city next door is getting an army of troops in to quell the increasing elements of crime that invaded as many former residents returned and new people arrived in the aftermath of Katrina.

There’s new hope for state coming out of Washington
June 14, 2006 at 11:23 am
If Hurricane Katrina did anything good for this area, it was to make people in other parts of the country realize how the coast of Louisiana is washing away. Losing up to 50 square miles of land every year would make it non-existent within the century.

Local citizens need to be seen and heard more
June 07, 2006 at 3:08 pm
What’s that you say? The people up in Washington D. C. don’t care what you think?

Well think again. Senators and Congressmen are constantly holding area meetings to get input from their constituents. And those meetings are often very poorly attended.

Plan would drastically alter Highway 90 traffic
Plan would drastically alter Highway 90 traffic
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Business owners and St. Charles Parish Council members have expressed concern over a comprehensive construction program currently underway on Highway 90 that will change the way the busy roadway functions.