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So who is responsible for wetlands damage?

It was disturbing to learn that a judge has dismissed the suit by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East for compensation from oil and gas companies because of damages to our coast that occurred during their exploration and development. The law may give them the right to do their work under permits, but it appears that most of those permits required leaving the lands and wetlands they explored in good condition when finished that would not deteriorate the Louisiana coast.Read More...
February 27, 2015 at 2:31 pm
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Louisiana needs that offshore royalty

Louisiana has been having a major problem along its coast, which has been disappearing at more than the size of a football field every hour. Read More...
February 13, 2015 at 1:21 pm
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Satellite Center broadens education

St. Charles Parish has been very creative in the past in the education field. It has always scored as having one of the best systems in the state in teaching our young residents how to read, write and add numbers.Read More...
February 06, 2015 at 1:06 pm
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Our coast needs a lot of attention

Louisianaís erosion along the coast needs more attention before it is too late. Itís time to speed up the process so our water wonderland doesnít leave the land behind completely.Read More...
January 30, 2015 at 12:41 pm
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Letís not kill unborn babies

Hopefully, it is becoming less mainstream to kill human life in our world through abortion. It appears that way in our area at least as an abortion facility planned in May 2013 in the 4600 block of South Claiborne Ave. in New Orleans has yet to get off the ground. Read More...
January 23, 2015 at 10:37 am
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Driverless vehicles wonít solve problems

Itís hard to understand how driverless automobiles will help to relieve our traffic and transportation problems. But that, apparently, is what Google and others are anticipating.Read More...
January 16, 2015 at 2:29 pm
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Donít brand Scalise as a David Duke

We thought the political days of David Duke, our Ku Klux Klansman of yesteryear, were over when he disappeared from public attention after defeats in several races. One of them was in a runoff for governor against Edwin Edwards in which bumper stickers advertised ďVote for the crook. Itís important.Ē And they elected Edwards.Read More...
January 09, 2015 at 9:27 am
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Letís get countries n the world together

The United States needs to push its efforts to get other countries together on disagreements that seem to be tearing the world apart on issues such as creating a Palestinian state before a peace treaty is signed between the two countries. And there are other matters of concern, especially in the Middle East where forces of various views are trying to take control.Read More...
December 19, 2014 at 9:54 am
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Louisiana politics take a turn

Our state that used to be a part of the solid Democratic south has taken a definite change of face. When new statewide officials take over, every one of them will be Republican.Read More...
December 11, 2014 at 3:38 pm
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Get ready to vote, visit Santa

This weekend in St. Charles Parish, there are two very important things residents can do. Read More...
December 05, 2014 at 11:10 am
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Itís time to give thanks

Though there are many disturbances around the world this day and age, there is still very much to be thankful for. That is what we should concentrate on as we enjoy our turkey and dressings this Thanksgiving.Read More...
November 26, 2014 at 12:38 pm
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Itís almost time to vote again

To a great extent, people of the United States of America have learned the importance of democratic elections and how they can lead to the freedoms and ways of life they enjoy. Read More...
November 21, 2014 at 10:35 am
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Removal of Berlin Wall one of most significant developments in history

Twenty-five years ago, one of the most significant developments in world history occurred. It was the reuniting of the east and the west along the Berlin Wall in Germany where a line had been drawn to separate communism and democracy.Read More...
November 14, 2014 at 9:45 am
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Is space tourism ready to take off?

Two accidents last week threw a big question mark into the possibility of space tourism being popularized to any great extent in the near future.Read More...
November 07, 2014 at 9:47 am
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Togetherness needed around the world

Is the world coming to an end of peaceful living as ISIS and other warring groups in the Middle East grow more and more unfriendly to people of the world who want to live a pleasant and purposeful life? The Muslims are often blamed for stirring up hatred and dislike among people of different religions and from different regions, but Pope Francis had a different opinion after visiting Albania, a Muslim country.
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October 24, 2014 at 9:30 am
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Political ads should be fairer to opponents

Candidates should not show pictures of their opponents in their advertisements for public office. Such views of opposing candidates are especially frequent on television political ads in which the adsí sponsors appear as upright people who will serve the public in the right way while views of their opponents are manufactured to show evil in their eyes and frowns on their faces. Read More...
October 17, 2014 at 10:09 am
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ROTC standout is going Army until  he gets Ďfour starsí
ROTC standout is going Army until he gets Ďfour starsí
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With an Army ROTC scholarship in hand, Adam Eugene is on his way to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette to study chemical engineering and business administration.