Dan Juneau




Analysis: Vitter gives Democrats the next move
January 24 at 10:39 am
By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford

It may be unprecedented to have three statewide-elected Republicans, all with their own individual strengths and weaknesses, eyeing the same seat in Louisiana, but U.S. Sen. David Vitter has made it a reality with his announcement for governor early Tuesday morning.

Deville
January 24 at 10:37 am
Vera Dufrene DeVille, 73, a native and resident of Bayou Gauche, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 18.

Poverty problems need statewide solutions
January 17 at 10:14 am
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty in the United States with plans to decrease the percentages of starving people and help those by providing all of their needs. Today, poverty reportedly is as rampant as it was then with 40 percent of the nation in that number.

Put Christmas trees to good use
January 10 at 9:16 am
With the Christmas season over, we can take down the decorations and begin to get back to normal. Included in that equation is taking down the Christmas tree and putting it out for the parish pick up so that the tree can be used to help save our deteriorating Gulf coast.

Pope Francis is not a Marxist
January 03 at 10:33 am
Pope Francis was not exhorting a philosophy of Marxism such as was intimated by radio show host Rush Limbaugh last week.

Parish did not save money with free dumpster program, councilman says
December 20, 2013 at 9:20 am
I read the recent Herald-Guide article “Attorney General closes the lid on Parish’s free dumpster program” to which I feel I have the obligation to reply and to clarify for the citizens some of what was reported. The article states that the program was set up in such a way as to avoid court cost that are incurred when the Parish follows the ordinance relating to derelict structures.

Lake Cataouatche needs attention
December 20, 2013 at 9:16 am
The collapse of Lake Cataouatche in St. Charles Parish into an open waterway with little vegetation protecting its perimeters is alarming. One of the purposes of our coastal restoration program is to keep vegetation along our shoreline to protect our coast.

Mandela was a unique person
December 13, 2013 at 9:34 am
The world lost one of its greatest citizens last week when Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95. He was a former South African president who did more than, perhaps, anyone else to help bring freedom to all people who inhabit this world in which we live.

Football is not a noise game
December 09, 2013 at 9:55 am
The gridiron has provided the location for a lot of thrilling sports activity in recent years. It is supposed to be a contest of how the players handle the oval football in running for touchdowns, throwing and catching passes, kicking the ball and getting it away from the opposition.
But lately, another element has entered the competition - noise from the fans.

Thankful for slow hurricane season, flood protection improvements
November 27, 2013 at 1:18 pm
As we enter this Thanksgiving, the weather has been disagreeable. Although southeast Louisiana is generally blessed with mild temperatures at this time of the year, many of us have had to crank up our seldom used heaters as temperatures have plummeted and we have been kept damp by a steady mist.

Parishes take action to restore the coast
November 22, 2013 at 9:41 am
Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes have taken the lead in filing lawsuits charging that energy companies and contractors have not followed the law in restoring coastal lands to the healthy conditions that existed before their explorations and production efforts. Louisiana laws clearly say that the land must be maintained and restored to their original condition when work is completed.

Remembering the actions of local soldiers on Veteran’s Day
November 15, 2013 at 9:25 am
In a Veteran’s Day proclamation 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy said “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pets This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pets
November 15, 2013 at 7:24 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase are Siamese cats.

Mr. Go is finally ‘Go...Going...Gone’
November 08, 2013 at 9:11 am
“Mr. Go . . . Going . . . Gone” is a TV documentary produced by one of Louisiana’s top coastal environmentalist. It is an interesting piece, to say the least, about one of the worst efforts the people of our state put forth supposedly to improve the economy through easier waterway access from the Gulf of Mexico to the Port of New Orleans.

Medicine becomes political problem
November 01, 2013 at 9:14 am
Obamacare may decide who wins the next presidential election.

Legal costs can get exorbitant
October 25, 2013 at 9:25 am
Much criticism has been expressed about the high contingency fees assessed by law firms for handling cases for governmental agencies. For example, there is an agreement that allowed the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East, located east of the Mississippi River, to hire a law firm to file suit against 97 oil and gas companies for damages to coastal wetlands during past years.

Two-party system needs repair
October 18, 2013 at 9:40 am
Our two-party system is causing havoc in the federal government, with government stoppage bringing to a halt many services that are being missed by our mainstream citizens.

At least we can prepare for hurricanes
October 11, 2013 at 9:38 am
Will the year 2013 be the lucky year for South Louisiana not to have a hurricane or even a tropical storm invade our coastline to cause turmoil to our well-being? We almost let one through this past weekend as Karen aimed towards Plaquemines Parish but then decided to tone it down and take a right turn with what was left to let us continue to enjoy the sunshine and tranquility we have been enjoying for some time now.

Destrehan teacher pleads not guilty to sex with student
Destrehan teacher pleads not guilty to sex with student
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Destrehan High School English teacher Shelley Dufresne, who is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student, pled not guilty to carnal knowledge of a juvenile on Tuesday in St. Charles Parish.