Editorial

East Bank bike path to stretch into New Sarpy

By Renee Simpson
Those who use the paved path along the Mississippi River levee on the East Bank will soon be able to roll or stroll all the way to New Sarpy.Read More...
September 21, 2009 at 9:17 am
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Angels are all around us, just have to look

By Mike Johnson

You never forget them.Read More...
September 14, 2009 at 8:57 am
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Why we need local School Board reform

Louisiana has about 700 local school board members across the state. Local school boards are charged with establishing policy that results in quality education for students and they are the stewards of hundreds of millions of tax dollars collected for schools. Read More...
September 14, 2009 at 8:55 am
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Parish lays out plans for 8 building projects

By Renee Simpson

Parish administrators recently laid out plans for eight new building projects poised to move the parish even further into the 21st Century. Read More...
September 08, 2009 at 10:11 am
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Elmer’s Island is a great asset for state

There are not many beaches along Louisiana’s coast accessible to automotive traffic by a public roadway. Grand Isle, Fourchon and the Calcasieu Parish coastline were the only three.Read More...
September 08, 2009 at 10:10 am
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Keeping manufacturing alive innovates technology

Some of the highest paying jobs in America are created by companies that make things. Manufacturing has been a mainstay in the U.S. economy since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Some say that manufacturing is passé, that technology is the future, and that it doesn't matter if manufacturing dries up and blows away. Read More...
August 31, 2009 at 9:08 am
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Tax structure should enhance economy

This comment by a long-time, respected, state fiscal expert indicates that our state officials are looking at the state’s financial problems from the wrong angle:Read More...
August 31, 2009 at 9:06 am
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House bill would hurt small farms

The federal government will step more into our lives if bill HR875, guised under the nickname “food safety law,” passes in Congress. It would wipe out many small and organic farms and even herb gardens in our back yards.Read More...
August 31, 2009 at 9:06 am
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As creatures, we aren’t able to love God ourselves

By Christopher West

A friend of mine – I’ll call him “Joe” – recently came to me in distress asking me to help him process the counsel he had been receiving from a Catholic therapist. “You need to love God more,” was his therapist’s repeated advice. Sounds fine. Don’t we all? But as Joe shared more, I began to understand why his stomach was in knots.Read More...
August 24, 2009 at 10:20 am
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Opposition to health care reform not coming from ‘naysayers’

According to the latest public opinion polls, most Americans are not in favor of the proposals in Congress to “reform” our health care system. Read More...
August 24, 2009 at 10:19 am
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Celibacy Today

Many in the world today, and even in the Church, do not understand the gift of celibacy. It can seem like a foreign, unhealthy concept. Even many celibates are floundering in their understanding of it. But in reality, it is the lifestyle chosen by one who has found the “pearl of great price” and wants to go and sell all he has to buy it.
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August 17, 2009 at 9:18 am
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New initiatives can lead to new jobs

Last year, at the urging of Louisiana's business community, legislation was enacted to change the way the state assists employers in obtaining the workers needed to keep their shops and plants operating. Businesses complained their growth was restricted by an insufficient labor pool lacking the skills required for most jobs. They also questioned the validity of state forecasts for future labor demands.Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:16 am
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Food movie may help you lose weight

If you want to lose weight, go see “Food, Inc” now showing at Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans. You’ll eat a lot less in the future, we assure you.Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:15 am
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Another win-win for Louisiana with carbon storing

While the national and international debate on climate change and reduction of green-house gases continues, Louisiana has surged ahead of most other states in its effort to capture and store carbon from utility power plants and industrial sites and to put the by-product to good use.
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August 10, 2009 at 9:30 am
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What is the plan for Louisiana?

In his column, Associated Press business writer, Alan Sayre, provides us with a very interesting analysis of the state’s economy. Read More...
August 10, 2009 at 9:10 am
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Residents can guide future of parish

Residents of St. Charles Parish will be able to help design the future of their parish as a master land use plan is rewritten in the weeks ahead. The original plan was drafted in 1991 to help guide parish leaders in making future land use and infrastructure decisions.Read More...
August 10, 2009 at 9:08 am
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Zachary bests Hahnville to capture 5A championship
Zachary bests Hahnville to capture 5A championship
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Hahnville’s magical run through the postseason ended one victory shy of a state championship, as a second quarter explosion by Zachary spurred the Broncos past the Tigers and to their second Class 5A state championship in the past three seasons, 34-14.