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Marine teaches valuable lesson

For those of you who happened upon Allie Stevens last week as he was making his way west on Highway 90 pulling a 400-pound rickshaw as part of a 5,000-mile journey from Oceanside, Calif. to Miami, Fla., you may have wondered what this man was doing pulling a colorful cart in the brutal Louisiana heat. Read More...
July 18, 2014 at 9:26 am
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Stay informed of flood insurance changes with public meetings

St. Charles Parish residents need to stay informed of the changes in flood insurance laws. Only last year, after changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) included in the Biggert-Waters Act threatened to raise property insurance rates to as high as $30,000 a year for some homeowners, the parish was thrown into turmoil. Read More...
July 11, 2014 at 9:21 am
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Best way to live is to LOVE

It’s amazing how a four-letter word on signs can be played up as a primetime news item on national television networks, and this particular news item came from right here in Louisiana.Read More...
July 04, 2014 at 8:00 am
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Citizens not told the full story by St. Charles Parish Hospital

Dear editor,
Once again the CEO of the St. Charles Parish Hospital played his version of the GAME known as, “And Now You Know The Rest of the Story.” In his version of the GAME, we, the citizens of St. Charles Parish never get the rest of the story.Read More...
June 27, 2014 at 9:34 am
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St. Charles, Ochsner partnership is good for community

The fact that St. Charles Parish Hospital and Ochsner Health System are expanding their partnership in St. Charles Parish is a major news item for our medical system. Under the leadership of CEO Federico Martinez, our local hospital has certainly grown from a two-wing facility to one that can provide a lot more services to the parish on both sides of the river.Read More...
June 27, 2014 at 9:32 am
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Iraq needs our support

As time moves forward, it seems we are going backward to the times in the first half of the 1900s when we were faced with two world wars that brought more destruction than we had ever experienced.Read More...
June 20, 2014 at 8:57 am
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Oil damage suit needs compromise

The current disagreement between our state government in Baton Rouge and the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East is a big problem and we’re not certain there is an easy solution to it.Read More...
June 13, 2014 at 9:38 am
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Hurricane season is straight ahead

The Atlantic hurricane season for 2014, which begins Sunday, is predicted to be almost average.
That means almost nothing.Read More...
May 30, 2014 at 9:37 am
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Graduates have bright future in St. Charles

Graduation time is here again in St. Charles Parish and it is a time of celebration for the many who made the grade. The future looks bright as those graduates move on to the many possibilities of their adult lives.Read More...
May 15, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Death sentences should be ended

Every now and then we hear reasons why people should not be sentenced to death, regardless of what they did. Those reasons usually have some common sense attached to their arguments.Read More...
May 09, 2014 at 10:56 am
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Your responsibility is to vote Saturday

Among the most important days of the year in a democracy are election days, and one of those arrives this weekend in St. Charles Parish.Read More...
May 02, 2014 at 9:49 am
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Parties need to be more bipartisan

The Obama administration has punted again in extending indefinitely how much time the feds have to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The conveyer pipes that would connect Canada with the Gulf of Mexico coast in the United States and score a touchdown for our future prosperity has become a big partisan political issue.Read More...
April 25, 2014 at 11:56 am
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Avondale area could revive again

The St. Charles Parish area received some encouraging economic news this past week that a new occupant may become available for Avondale Shipyard. Read More...
April 17, 2014 at 12:57 pm
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Senate race getting more interesting

Sen. Mary Landrieu has an excellent opportunity to gain support for her re-election bid this fall with her new title as head of the Senate’s Energy Committee. But will it help her since she was appointed to her post by President Barack Obama?Read More...
April 04, 2014 at 9:14 am
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Rail system along I-10 is a good idea

Now that ex-Gov. Edwin Edwards has come back into the state’s political picture, we might point out that he offered a good idea for the state transportation infrastructure many years ago. Read More...
March 28, 2014 at 11:34 am
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How legislators address problems

According to investigative reporter Lee Zurik of WVUE-TV (and the Times Picayune), State Senator Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb broke the law limiting campaign contributions from Political Action Committees (“PAC”).Read More...
March 21, 2014 at 9:58 am
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Diamond Green starts $190M expansion in Norco
Diamond Green starts $190M expansion in Norco
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Based on "solid execution and strong earnings," the $190 million expansion of the Diamond Green Diesel (DGD) facility in Norco is back in motion again.