Editorial

Outside influence adds to special session pressure

The governor isnít the only one trying to influence the votes of lawmakers in the ongoing second special session that ends on June 23. Read More...
June 17, 2016 at 9:38 am
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Allowing God to work through us

Do we ever consider that God works through us in providing for the needs of his people? Read More...
June 10, 2016 at 9:54 am
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Senate President: Individual income changes will be Ďtoughí

With a variety of issues on the agenda for second special session of the Louisiana Legislature, ranging from sales tax exemptions to corporate taxes, Senate President John Alario believes the most endangered part of the governorís call may involve the personal taxes paid by citizens of the state. Read More...
June 10, 2016 at 9:48 am
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The wreck of the El Nuevo Constante

In 1979, Curtis Blume, a shrimper out of Port Bolivar, Texas, was trolling his nets off the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in Cameron Parish when he snagged some unusual copper ingots. Read More...
June 03, 2016 at 9:21 am
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Louisianaís U.S. senators gearing up to aid Trump

Roughly four weeks after endorsing Donald Trumpís bid for president, Louisianaís two U.S. senators are standing ready to help the presumptive GOP nominee. Read More...
June 03, 2016 at 9:19 am
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New questions loom around the Saudis

By Don Briggs

It appears that the fox is now in the hen house in Saudi Arabia. Or is he? Many questions are circulating as to the changes that are taking place with the new oil minister of Saudi Arabia. Read More...
May 27, 2016 at 10:46 am
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Honoring our heroes on Memorial Day

Memorial Day has long served as the day of honoring our fallen heroes.Read More...
May 27, 2016 at 10:44 am
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New details emerging for second special session

Those working in concert with Gov. John Bel Edwards on the possibility of a second special session say two options are on the table, including a start time of the evening of June 6, just moments after the ongoing regular session adjourns at 6 p.m. Read More...
May 27, 2016 at 10:38 am
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Merging your money when you marry

By Ryan LeBlanc

Getting married is exciting, but it brings many challenges. One such challenge that you and your spouse will have to face is how to merge your finances. Planning carefully and communicating clearly are important, because the financial decisions that you make now can have a lasting impact on your future.
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May 20, 2016 at 11:00 am
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Attorney generalís budget faces hurdles

The Louisiana House took a possibly unprecedented stance last week when it approved a standalone appropriations bill, apart from the state budget, for the attorney generalís Justice Department. Read More...
May 19, 2016 at 11:00 am
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Budget changes set stage for political brawl

In a dramatic shift away from the Edwards Administrationís priorities, the House Appropriations Committee advanced a state budget on Monday that gives the attorney general autonomous spending control, eliminates the office of inspector general, reverses cuts to a free college tuition program and reallocates funding reductions for safety-net hospitals. Read More...
May 12, 2016 at 9:00 am
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The Voyageurs traveled the bayous

By Terry Jones

Bayous, lakes and rivers have long served as Louisianaís economic highways. Today, diesel-powered tugs push strings of barges up and down our innumerable waterways, but long ago commercial boats were moved by a colorful set of men known as voyageurs.Read More...
May 06, 2016 at 10:42 am
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Should online retailers track your Louisiana purchases?

The state House of Representatives will soon hear a bill that would require online retailers like Amazon to track purchases made by Louisiana residents and report to the state how much in sales taxes they owe. Read More...
May 06, 2016 at 10:37 am
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Are you prepared to retire?

By Ryan LeBlanc

Retirement used to conjure up images of lazy days spent in a rocking chair. Read More...
April 28, 2016 at 5:31 pm
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Lawmakers taking deep dive on immigration issues

Two bills that have been moved to the House floor in Louisiana could put pressure on law enforcement agencies in major metropolitan areas to cooperate with federal officials when policing undocumented immigrants.Read More...
April 28, 2016 at 5:27 pm
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Chamber: Higher taxes, promoting growth

Festival time is here and the weather has been fantastic.Read More...
April 22, 2016 at 8:00 am
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St. Charles Parish News: Volunteer wins LifeTime award from former President Obama
St. Charles Parish News: Volunteer wins LifeTime award from former President Obama
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Receiving the Presidentís Lifetime Achievement Award isnít going to change Shirley Parram-Sims or her work in St. Charles Parish.