Editorial

Qualifying approaches for packed fall ballot

Candidates from all around Louisiana will begin qualifying for a smorgasbord of different elections that touch upon nearly every level of government, from local all the way up to federal. Read More...
July 15, 2016 at 7:19 am
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Is U.S. identity eroding like Britain?

By Louis Avallone

It was the highest voter turnout in Great Britain in almost 25 years. Read More...
July 14, 2016 at 7:23 pm
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The Madonna and Matt Dillon

Past Times by Terry Jones

Summer is the time to travel, and Carol and I often hit the road this time of year. Read More...
July 08, 2016 at 11:36 am
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A better world offers a hand up

It is such a welcome sight to see the advancement and love for those with Down syndrome in St. Charles Parish.Read More...
July 08, 2016 at 11:34 am
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Governor transitioning away from run of sessions

With three lawmaking sessions of the Legislature behind him, you can expect Gov. John Bel Edwards to start focusing on policies and politics of his own, beginning with the state’s Medicaid expansion. Read More...
July 08, 2016 at 11:32 am
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Cameron Parish lawsuits signal more of the same from other parishes

By Don Briggs

The Cameron Parish lawsuits signal the same song with simply a different verse. Read More...
July 01, 2016 at 8:59 am
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From PSC comes political moves, possible match-ups

While the Public Service Commission very rarely creates the kind of election drama seen in statewide and legislative races, a few personalities are pointing for other offices and contested seats may soon be on a ballot heading your way. Read More...
July 01, 2016 at 8:55 am
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Investing doesn’t ease up in summer

Financial Tidbits By Ryan LeBlanc

June is full of major market events, which may go a long way toward determining the direction of the stock market for the rest of the year. Read More...
June 24, 2016 at 9:42 am
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Louisiana needs to address pension reform

Adam Crepelle is an adjunct scholar at the Pelican Institute for Public Policy, a New Orleans-based group that studies state issues and promotes conservative economic principles.Read More...
June 17, 2016 at 9:46 am
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Outside influence adds to special session pressure

The governor isn’t 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 ‘tough’

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 governor’s 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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Louisiana’s U.S. senators gearing up to aid Trump

Roughly four weeks after endorsing Donald Trump’s bid for president, Louisiana’s 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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Luling native helps start ‘fake news’ website
Luling native helps start ‘fake news’ website
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When “fake news” gained notoriety in the Trump-Clinton presidential campaign and remained a concern after the election, Kaylin Parker became one of the people dedicated to helping flush it out.