Editorial




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.”

Big pay raise not what the governor ordered
June 25, 2008 at 12:47 pm
Term limits created an almost completely new legislature this year. That legislature’s exuberance in wanting to get a b ig raise right off the bat may create an almost new legislature next time, too. The reaction among voters has been overwhelmingly negative.

Summer is time to beautify, educate, celebrate
June 18, 2008 at 11:39 am
By Renee Allemand
Crews around the parish are working hard this summer on some new beautification projects,they’re also getting a fringe benefit.

TheLeiberman-Warner act dies (Temporarily)
June 18, 2008 at 11:37 am
The U.S. Senate wisely decided recently not to bring a very controversial bill, the Climate Security Act, to a floor vote. The legislation, co-sponsored by Senators Joe Leiberman and John Warner, would have attempted to ration carbon emissions by enacting a massive “cap-and-trade” system.

Jindal breaks word to voters
June 18, 2008 at 11:35 am
Jindal then
MAKE THE LEGISLATURE ACCOUNTABLE TO THE CITIZENS THEY REPRESENT:

Big problem ahead for next president
June 11, 2008 at 12:42 pm
Our next President may have a major problem. It could perhaps be somewhat like the problem George W. Bush faced soon after he assumed the chief executive slot.

Unemployment compensation funds there for rainy days
June 11, 2008 at 12:34 pm
With little more than a couple of weeks remaining in the Legislature’s regular session, a good bill has passed that should not go unheralded.

Parish helping citizens prepare for hurricanes
June 04, 2008 at 11:39 am
By Renee Allemand
Believe it or not, we're already five days in to Hurricane Season 2008.

Up next - - the race for vice president
June 04, 2008 at 11:37 am
We’re sure Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu is feverishly hoping Sen. John McCain will choose Gov. Bobby Jindal as his running mate in the coming presidential election.

Governor does well on Greta’s show
June 04, 2008 at 11:36 am
Following his Memorial Day weekend at John McCain’s ranch, Governor Bobby Jindal appeared on Greta Van Susteren’s show on Fox News.

The $1.25 billion question
May 28, 2008 at 3:09 pm
When Governor Jindal was campaigning last fall, he was openly critical of former Governor Blanco's use of non-recurring revenue to perpetuate $800 million of spending in the current (FY 07/08) budget.

What to do with big Charity?
May 28, 2008 at 3:07 pm
New Orleans area has been very successful in making use of old buildings. In fact, it’s against the law to bulldoze or tamper too much with a building that is historic in any way.

Maybe someday we’ll eliminate income taxes
May 21, 2008 at 4:35 pm
So Gov. Bobby Jindal got some credit - - and some blame - - for supporting and opposing tax cuts in the current legislative session. He at first opposed cutting the Stelly bill income tax increase but then capitulated and supported it when legislators were considering eliminating all state income taxes.

Parish hopping with activity
May 21, 2008 at 4:33 pm
By Renee Allemand
I'd like to thank everyone who has contacted my office to offer suggestions for the parish's new Web site. You want the site to be informative and constantly updated during emergencies. Those things are and have been in our plans.

Spillway should be put to more frequent use
May 14, 2008 at 1:50 pm
Now that fresh water from the Mississippi River is changing the complexion of Lake Pontchartrain, it is time to decide where that water should be directed in the future and start to take action.

$73 million health center features solar-heated pools, self-powering elevators
$73 million health center features solar-heated pools, self-powering elevators
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Self-powering elevators, solar-powered water heaters and regenerative pool filters are just some of the “green” innovations coming to a new Wellness Center on the Thibodaux Regional Medical Center campus.