Editorial

Jindal could lead in right direction

Gov. Bobby Jindal is making news again. Now he wants to reshape the State of Louisiana by cutting the government infrastructure and turning over many of the state’s functions to the private sector.Read More...
April 01, 2010 at 9:28 am
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Health care bill not done deal yet

If you thought you were going to get universal health care right away after Washington passed the Obama administration’s new bill, you are mistaken. What is planned won’t be fully available for five or ten years.Read More...
March 26, 2010 at 9:10 am
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Rec department gearing up for Easter egg hunt

By Renee Simpson

The Recreation Department, Special Olympics and Caring Strategies will sponsor a fun-filled Easter Egg Hunt for the children of the parish starting at 9:30 a.m. April 3 at the West Bank Bridge Park. Read More...
March 26, 2010 at 9:10 am
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The more things change . . .

When it comes to actions in state government, it doesn’t take history long to repeat itself. Years ago, fiscal reformers pushed through a constitutional amendment to create a Budget Stabilization Fund (BSF), which became popularly referred to as the "Rainy Day Fund."Read More...
March 18, 2010 at 12:20 pm
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Re-invention of democracy is needed

Dictatorships have their advantage. One guy up there can decide what’s best for the country and do it.Read More...
March 18, 2010 at 12:18 pm
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Prescott Canal work to improve Montz drainage

By Renee Simpson
Public Works is now completing a project to refurbish and clean the Prescott Canal in Montz. Read More...
March 12, 2010 at 9:48 am
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Grand Isle is centerpiece of Louisiana coast

Grand Isle could become a magnificent artist colony. It has spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Barataria Basin just north of it. Read More...
March 12, 2010 at 9:47 am
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State turns corner on higher ed articulation

There is a lot going on in higher education reform these days. For months, a legislatively created group called the Post-secondary Education Review Commission (PERC) met to review Louisiana’s existing policies and needs, all within the context of dwindling state budget dollars. Read More...
February 24, 2010 at 12:01 pm
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Book gives good look at Edwards

If you’re fascinated by Louisiana politics, you’ll enjoy reading the new book out - - “Edwin Edwards: Governor of Louisiana.” It is an authorized biography by Leo Honeycutt.Read More...
February 24, 2010 at 12:00 pm
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Ormond culvert replacement on horizon

By Renee Simpson

The parish is preparing to replace an existing 60-inch corrugated metal culvert under Ormond Boulevard in Destrehan, a project that will force traffic detours on the major thoroughfare.Read More...
January 21, 2010 at 1:08 pm
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Terrorism threat may cut air travel

The threat of terrorism aboard airliners could affect the future of the air travel industry. After all, one thinks twice about the inconvenience of going through searches for weapons and, most of all, the possibility of getting blown up in mid-air.Read More...
January 19, 2010 at 3:46 pm
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Looking forward to a busy 2010

By Renee Simpson
The Office of Public Information would like to wish all our readers a healthy and prosperous new year. Read More...
January 13, 2010 at 12:30 pm
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Kennedy has a future in Louisiana

One politician who seems dead set on improving state government has been keeping a high profile, apparently looking at a run for higher office. He is state Treasurer John Kennedy who has been championing the downsizing of state government.Read More...
January 13, 2010 at 12:29 pm
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'Twas the nightmare before Christmas

From Tony Perkins’
Washington UpdateRead More...
December 24, 2009 at 3:48 pm
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Cap and trade would be terrible for businesses

The words from the anonymous White House official were quite threatening and no doubt meant to be: “If you (Congress and opponents) don’t pass this (cap and trade) legislation, then the EPA is going to have to regulate in this area. And it is not going to be able to regulate on a market-based way, so it’s going to have to regulate in a command-and-control way, which will probably generate even more uncertainty.” One of President Obama’s “soldiers” was sending the word that the business community and recalcitrant members of Congress had better get in line fast or face the dire prospects of a jingoistic Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wreaking dire economic consequences on the nation. In other words, they are making opponents an offer that they believe they can’t refuse.
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December 24, 2009 at 3:43 pm
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Golf courses are a plus for St. Charles

With three active country clubs and a population of only some 50,000 in the past, St. Charles has had its share of golf courses. Ormond, Willowdale and Fashion have given residents and visitors many hours of pleasure in our outdoor wonderland of natural beauty.Read More...
December 24, 2009 at 3:42 pm
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Destrehan High  above state pass rate on AP exams
Destrehan High above state pass rate on AP exams
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Destrehan High School’s 45.4 percent pass rate on the 2015-16 Advanced Placement (AP) exams exceeded the state average of 34 percent with Hahnville High School coming within .7 percent of it.