Editorial

Education reform strong this session

Although the state budget crisis has dominated most of the discussion this legislative session, bills are making their way through the process - - namely education reform legislation-that would keep Louisiana in the forefront nationally regarding innovative ideas and meaningful reform.Read More...
May 21, 2010 at 9:38 am
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Three things will restore and protect coast

saWe’ve pointed out many times in the past few decades there are three things needed to protect and restore the Louisiana coast. They are restoration of the barrier islands, diversion of fresh river water into the wetlands and pumping sediment from the bottom of the river into the wetlands.
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May 21, 2010 at 9:36 am
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New parish talk show debuts on channel 6

Renee Simpson

‘St. Charles Parish Today’ is a local talk show that takes viewers inside parish government and the month’s hot topics. It can be seen at 5 p.m. daily unless pre-empted by a live public meeting.Read More...
May 13, 2010 at 12:46 pm
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Protective measures underway at Grand Isle

Work is underway in closing two breaches along the coast of Elmer’s Island west of Grand Isle to help protect the coastal wetlands from the oil spill now threatening the fishing industry in southern Louisiana.Read More...
May 13, 2010 at 12:43 pm
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Channel 6 slides not just for cable anymore

By Renee Simpson

A common complaint of those without cable television service is not being able to see the slides on Channel 6. The channel’s new system offers the ability to view all current Channel 6 information slides online.Read More...
April 29, 2010 at 11:37 am
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Channel 6 slides not just for cable anymore

By Renee Simpson

A common complaint of those without cable television service is not being able to see the slides on Channel 6. The channel’s new system offers the ability to view all current Channel 6 information slides online.Read More...
April 29, 2010 at 11:37 am
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What the revenue estimating conference told us

The Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) met recently to update the state’s official revenue estimates in time for the House Appropriations Committee to begin finalizing work on the FY 10/11 budget that will take effect this July 1.Read More...
April 23, 2010 at 12:59 pm
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Sediment diversion should be coordinated

Eleven candidate projects were selected Tuesday to be considered for implementation under the Breaux Act which was set up many years ago to help preserve and restore the coast of Louisiana.Read More...
April 23, 2010 at 12:58 pm
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Divine Mercy Sunday: What does Jesus mean by complete forgiveness?

(COLUMNIST’S NOTE: The following is primarily a Catholic devotion, but other Christian denominations can participate in it in their own way. His mercy is for everyone.)Read More...
April 08, 2010 at 1:33 pm
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State should begin getting share of oil revenue

Louisiana is an oil producing state, obviously. And as a result, it is where U. S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar came to announce the intended sale of mineral leases on some 18-million acres coming up in the Gulf of Mexico August 18.
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April 08, 2010 at 1:31 pm
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Looking forward now that health care bill is law

The health care legislation is now law. The most massive - and costly - domestic government initiative in history will soon be bringing about many changes nationally and in Louisiana. Our state leaders should begin taking actions now to head off the fiscal disaster we will be facing in a few years when some provisions of the law take effect.Read More...
April 01, 2010 at 9:30 am
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Has He Risen in Our Hearts?

(COLUMNIST’S NOTE: The following column touches upon the Easter Triduum which is a tradition of the Catholic Church and considered the holiest time of the liturgical calendar. But it is for all denominations as well because its primary focus is on Christ’s redeeming love for us all.)Read More...
April 01, 2010 at 9:29 am
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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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After 32 years, Vince's Auto Parts owner says he's retiring, store is closing
After 32 years, Vince's Auto Parts owner says he's retiring, store is closing
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As Mervin Autin walked through the rooms that were Vince's Auto Parts for 32 years, he pointed to each area where once shelves stood and recounted precisely where each part was on them.