|Parish changes strategy on West Bank levee
August 20, 2008 at 11:02 am
By Renee Allemand
Hurricane protection is vital to the future of St. Charles Parish, and officials are continuing work to expedite the construction of a West Bank levee.
|Coastal restoration efforts move toward construction
August 20, 2008 at 11:01 am
At last, there’s some good news about coastal restoration efforts in Louisiana. We’re not just studying, planning, re-planning and re-studying it. We’re getting ready to do it. Construction, that is.
|New gas boom fills government coffers
August 13, 2008 at 12:29 pm
A year ago, the good folks up in Northwest Louisiana were excited a year ago about the economic potential of having the Air Force’s Cyber Command project perhaps locating its headquarters at Barksdale Air Force Base. That is still a definite possibility that can bring thousands of high paying white-collar jobs to the area.
|Bus system could cure some of our problems
August 13, 2008 at 12:28 pm
St. Charles Parish apparently is finally going to get a public transportation system that will allow residents to reach destinations without fueling their gas tanks. It will cost about $2 a trip or $60 for a monthly pass, which still can be much cheaper than visiting the pumps on a regular basis.
|What's Pushing Your Buttons?
August 06, 2008 at 1:51 pm
By Robert Wilson
What motivates you? That’s the question I’d like to ask in this inaugural column on motivation. Are you motivated by fame, fortune or fear? Or is it something deeper that fans the flames inside of you?
|Oil spills from drilling no problem to Louisiana
August 06, 2008 at 1:49 pm
While politicos volley back and forth on the good and the bad of offshore drilling in the United States, Louisiana had its worst oil spill in many a decade. And it wasn’t from drilling on or offshore. It was from a tanker barge hit by a boat while transporting oil along the Mississippi River in New Orleans.
|Is there an alternative to living on earth?
July 30, 2008 at 12:23 pm
This writer became a Mars freak years ago when the big question in the universe was whether or not there was life on the closest planet to earth.
|Millage rates in parish may go down this year
July 30, 2008 at 12:22 pm
By Renee Allemand
MILLAGE RATES. St. Charles Parish administration is gearing up to offer its proposal on property tax millage rates at the Aug. 18 council meeting. Council members will vote to approve or change the plan.
|Some bad business taxes are leaving soon
July 30, 2008 at 12:18 pm
A number of years back, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) set out to eliminate certain business taxes imposed in Louisiana but not collected by other states. Those taxes put Louisiana at a competitive disadvantage in the competition for jobs and capital investment.
|A new day for workforce development
July 23, 2008 at 1:16 pm
The Louisiana Department of Labor (LDOL) no longer exists. It has been replaced by the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC).
|Jindal, Landrieu make good pair in Baton Rouge
July 23, 2008 at 1:15 pm
So, Sen. John McCain and Gov. Bobby Jindal were scheduled to meet in Baton Rouge yesterday. Was this perhaps to discuss the possibility of Jindal becoming the presidential candidate’s running mate?
|Parish residents should sign up for alert system
July 16, 2008 at 2:06 pm
By Renee Allemand
As the summer of 2008 continues to drag on, we’re getting that much closer to the peak of hurricane season. We’ve been watching hurricane Bertha, and while it’s not headed toward the U.S. coast, it serves as a reminder of just how unpredictable hurricanes can be.
|West bank levee route still in question
July 16, 2008 at 2:04 pm
St. Charles Parish is still having problems getting its West Bank hurricane protection levee built. Part of it on the western end is already rising but a continuing dispute between the parish and U. S. Army Corps of Engineers over its route on the eastern end is still going on.
|Dark clouds with silver linings
July 09, 2008 at 1:39 pm
Many Louisiana home and business owners were concerned when they recently learned that our property insurer of last resort—Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Company of Louisiana—is raising its rates by an average of 18 percent effective October 1 of this year.
|Louisiana, Florida coasts quite different
July 09, 2008 at 1:37 pm
After a few days at Grand Isle, Ye Publisher and his wife went to a press meeting in Sandestin, FL last week. We figured it would allow us to make a good comparison between the prime Louisiana beach site and the premier Florida panhandle resort. And there was quite a difference.
|Come celebrate at the Bridge Park tonight
July 02, 2008 at 1:26 pm
By Renee Allemand
Come out and celebrate. It's July 3. If you're reading this column, I'm most likely out at the West Bank Bridge Park helping to set up for our annual Independence Day Celebration.
|There’s important business ahead for Jindal
July 02, 2008 at 1:24 pm
Now that Gov. Bobby Jindal has gotten that legislative pay raise off his back by vetoing the measure, he needs to get back to the most important business facing the state. And that is preservation and restoration of the coast.
|Is nationalization of industry on the agenda in Washington?
June 25, 2008 at 12:48 pm
I had to shake my head and refocus my eyes when I read the following words from a news story: “House Democrats responded to President Bush’s call for Congress to lift the moratorium on offshore drilling….Among other things, the Democrats called for government to own refineries so it could better control the flow of the oil supply.”
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