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 It has been replaced by the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC).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.”

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
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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.

Wildcats forge new identity
Wildcats forge new identity
After finishing last season 14-1 and losing a host of key players to graduation, the Destrehan Wildcats regrouped this spring to find a new identity.