Editorial

Big weekend ahead for Grand Isle

The oldest fishing rodeo in the country resumes this weekend after a brief one-year absence due to the BP oil spill. And we can expect fishermen and hangers-on living it up again in Grand Isle style as though nothing ever happened.
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July 29, 2011 at 9:21 am
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Enough federal rocks are in our pockets

Our federal government is at it again.
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July 21, 2011 at 10:59 am
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Election is about the next one

By John Maginnis
Democrats were heartened some this week by news that state Sen. Rob Marionneaux of Livonia is mulling over getting into the governor's race.
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July 21, 2011 at 10:57 am
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Job creation numbers filled with uncertainty

It wasn’t a great start to a Friday. The latest employment numbers came out on July 8, and they certainly didn’t paint a pretty picture.
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July 15, 2011 at 9:30 am
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$2.5 trillion in cuts proposed

With the big decision coming up in Congress about how to settle the budget and deficit problems, Republicans have proposed cutting the following federal programs that would reduce federal expenditures by $2.5 trillion in 10 years.
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July 15, 2011 at 9:28 am
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Tax structure should be multi-dimensional

One of the most controversial issues of the recently completed legislative session was dealing with the numerous bills designed to phase out the state income tax. Read More...
June 30, 2011 at 9:46 am
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Wit and wisdom of the Legislature

By John Maginnis
More than usual, the recently ended legislative session was distinguished for what was said rather than for what was done, though it took only a few words to accomplish that. Instead, lawmakers spoke volumes, if not always making sense, but enough to fill another annual chapter of the wit and wisdom the Louisiana Legislature.
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June 30, 2011 at 9:45 am
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Parish business startups on rise

By Renee Simpson
Even in a down economy, business startups in St. Charles Parish have risen 19 percent since 2009, according to a new report produced by the St. Charles Parish Public Information Office.
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June 24, 2011 at 9:06 am
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Moratorium could end dead zone

Just recently, scientists predicted that the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico will be the biggest in history this year due to high water in the Mississippi River. Nitrate and phosphate fertilizers from farms in the midwest are killing the fish when the chemicals flow into the Gulf.
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June 24, 2011 at 9:05 am
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Investing in great teachers for students

By Sonny Savoie, School Board memberRead More...
June 17, 2011 at 11:06 am
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Obama’s ‘Fern Hill’ economic policy

I have always been a fan of the poetry of the iconoclastic Welshman, Dylan Thomas. One of my favorites by him was the poem “Fern Hill.”
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June 10, 2011 at 9:38 am
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Time to prepare for hurricanes

By Renee Simpson
With forecasters calling for an active hurricane season in 2011, St. Charles Parish leaders are urging residents to get their own family emergency plans in order in advance of storm threats.
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June 10, 2011 at 9:37 am
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New Geymann rule rules in budget debate

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June 02, 2011 at 3:04 pm
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Is a presidential primary worth the price?

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May 20, 2011 at 11:57 am
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What is the business of leges?

According to House Speaker Jim Tucker, the vote on the merger of SUNO and UNO scheduled for Monday, on the House Floor, was postponed until Wednesday.
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May 20, 2011 at 11:55 am
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Former governor ‘Trumped’ on campaign trail

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May 12, 2011 at 3:10 pm
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Parish preparing for potential tropical storm
Parish preparing for potential tropical storm
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St. Charles Parish has issued an alert announcing it is opening sandbagging stations tomorrow (Tuesday) as it goes into storm preparation mode for a tropical storm potentially headed for Louisiana.