Editorial

Members of Congress are privileged

Did you know that members of Congress are exempt from many of the laws and drawbacks that apply to other citizens in this so-called democratic land of ours? For example, they can retire with the same pay after one term in office as if they served longer. How many hard-working folks can do likewise?Read More...
September 09, 2010 at 2:51 pm
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Businesses faced with uncertainty of new laws

August 19 was not a good day for President Obama, the Democrats fighting to keep their majorities in Congress, or workers and businesses in America. Some troubling economic figures came out that day indicating that “Recovery Summer” is not going very well.Read More...
August 27, 2010 at 9:27 am
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St. Pierre offers extensive levee update

Renee Simpson
At a recent council meeting, Parish President V.J. St. Pierre presented updated information on the permitting progress for the West Bank hurricane protection levee. Read More...
August 27, 2010 at 9:26 am
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A very confusing election is coming up

In case you didn’t know, and a lot of people don’t, there is an election coming up Saturday in St. Charles Parish. It will help determine the party candidates in the general election in November to choose our Congressman and one of our Senators in Washington.Read More...
August 27, 2010 at 9:23 am
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Heavenly Mother wants our attention

I want you to imagine for a moment that you are the mother or father of a young child who you love very much. Some of you may actually be in this role right now, or have been in the past. Read More...
August 19, 2010 at 10:49 am
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‘Special Report’ details parish’s accomplishments

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August 12, 2010 at 10:03 am
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Government is selective when it comes to moratoria

The economic toll from the drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico is beginning to mount. Read More...
August 06, 2010 at 9:10 am
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Has Obama awakened a sleeping nation?

An interesting column from the Aspen Times Weekly was sent to us about how Barack Obama is “the savior of America’s future.” It’s a very negative outlook on our President, however, that takes us on a positive outcome for the nation.
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August 06, 2010 at 9:09 am
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Bonnie brings first use of HESCO baskets

By Renee Simpson
Forecasts for last week’s Tropical Storm Bonnie showed a storm surge threat for low-lying areas on the West Bank. Thankfully the storm wasn’t nearly as intense as projected.
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July 30, 2010 at 9:12 am
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Long-term recovery efforts need escape from limbo

It would have been a much easier job to restore the coast of Louisiana many years ago not long after the leveeing of the Mississippi stopped the river from overflowing and leaving the sediment to build up the wetlands. Not so today.Read More...
July 30, 2010 at 9:10 am
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There’s some good news on oil spill

Things are looking better along the oily Gulf of Mexico coast. A new cap, replacing the leaky one, is being put on the well-head and hopefully will contain almost all of the escaping oil until the new wells can be completed to permanently intercept the original well and shut it down.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:46 am
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Do leges think that they are invisible?

The mirrors in the Capitol Building must be broken. Either that or the leges think they are invisible.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:42 am
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Fall elections will have both type primaries

It used to be said that Republicans in Louisiana could hold their conventions in a phone booth. That was the joke that Democrats put out whenever they had the opportunity.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:41 am
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What happens when words outrun facts?

The social and economic consequences of President Obama’s offshore drilling moratorium are starting to manifest themselves and will rapidly worsen. Read More...
July 02, 2010 at 9:52 am
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Why tell the enemy our future plans?

During World War II, we never would have announced to the Nazis or Japanese that we would start withdrawing our troops from an occupied location by a specific date. Now, we are announcing that we will withdraw U. S. troops from Afghanistan in 2011.Read More...
July 02, 2010 at 9:51 am
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Independence celebration promises fun for all

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June 24, 2010 at 11:27 am
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Slain Lafayette officer mourned by his Destrehan family
Slain Lafayette officer mourned by his Destrehan family
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In the days unfolding since her brother's death in the line of duty in Lafayette, Mandy Middlebrook-Lovett is in disbelief over all the good he did as a police officer.