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Senate president faces toughest challenge of career

The story about Senate President John Alarioís ability to strike 11th-hour deals, forge unlikely alliances and turn a finger jab into a thumbs up has been written and rewritten repeatedly over the years by practically every publication in Louisiana. Read More...
March 26, 2015 at 4:22 pm
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Parish gets set for Bridge Run

The most spectacular structure in St. Charles Parish will be the site of one of its most exciting events of the year Saturday. Read More...
March 26, 2015 at 4:19 pm
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Stonecipher protects state constitution - as all should

Some of you may be under the impression that the Attorney General of Louisiana enforces the state constitution. Thatís how it should be, but the AG is a statewide elected official, i.e. politician.Read More...
March 20, 2015 at 10:47 am
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Obama should approve Keystone

The future of Keystone XL pipeline is still up in the air after some seven years of controversy over whether or not the mineral transportation facility should be completed from oil fields in Canada to refineries in Texas. Read More...
March 20, 2015 at 10:39 am
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Have the courage to be holy

What does it mean to be holy in todayís world? To some, holiness is an abstract concept that they cannot define, but will know it when they see it in someone.Read More...
March 13, 2015 at 11:07 am
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Consistent prayer leads to many blessings

Below I share a prayer experience as I entered into one of the mysteries of the Rosary. It is vulnerable to share my deeper heart of prayer because it is a very intimate and sacred time with God. And, as well, it is difficult to fully capture the extent of what I may experience; because it is always hard to capture in words the deeper heart experiences.Read More...
March 13, 2015 at 11:00 am
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Letís give Jindal a chance

Will Bobby Jindal be our next president? Donít hold your breath.Read More...
March 13, 2015 at 10:57 am
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River cruises will increase tourism here

Colorful cruise ships such as those that have plied European waters for many years are expected to soon be travelling waters of the Mississippi River right between the east and west banks of St. Charles Parish. Read More...
March 06, 2015 at 1:13 pm
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So who is responsible for wetlands damage?

It was disturbing to learn that a judge has dismissed the suit by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East for compensation from oil and gas companies because of damages to our coast that occurred during their exploration and development. The law may give them the right to do their work under permits, but it appears that most of those permits required leaving the lands and wetlands they explored in good condition when finished that would not deteriorate the Louisiana coast.Read More...
February 27, 2015 at 2:31 pm
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Louisiana needs that offshore royalty

Louisiana has been having a major problem along its coast, which has been disappearing at more than the size of a football field every hour. Read More...
February 13, 2015 at 1:21 pm
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Satellite Center broadens education

St. Charles Parish has been very creative in the past in the education field. It has always scored as having one of the best systems in the state in teaching our young residents how to read, write and add numbers.Read More...
February 06, 2015 at 1:06 pm
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Our coast needs a lot of attention

Louisianaís erosion along the coast needs more attention before it is too late. Itís time to speed up the process so our water wonderland doesnít leave the land behind completely.Read More...
January 30, 2015 at 12:41 pm
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Letís not kill unborn babies

Hopefully, it is becoming less mainstream to kill human life in our world through abortion. It appears that way in our area at least as an abortion facility planned in May 2013 in the 4600 block of South Claiborne Ave. in New Orleans has yet to get off the ground. Read More...
January 23, 2015 at 10:37 am
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Driverless vehicles wonít solve problems

Itís hard to understand how driverless automobiles will help to relieve our traffic and transportation problems. But that, apparently, is what Google and others are anticipating.Read More...
January 16, 2015 at 2:29 pm
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Donít brand Scalise as a David Duke

We thought the political days of David Duke, our Ku Klux Klansman of yesteryear, were over when he disappeared from public attention after defeats in several races. One of them was in a runoff for governor against Edwin Edwards in which bumper stickers advertised ďVote for the crook. Itís important.Ē And they elected Edwards.Read More...
January 09, 2015 at 9:27 am
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Letís get countries n the world together

The United States needs to push its efforts to get other countries together on disagreements that seem to be tearing the world apart on issues such as creating a Palestinian state before a peace treaty is signed between the two countries. And there are other matters of concern, especially in the Middle East where forces of various views are trying to take control.Read More...
December 19, 2014 at 9:54 am
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HHS welders are eager to forge their careers
HHS welders are eager to forge their careers
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Dalton Comardelle and Manuel Medina have big plans.
As Hahnville High School graduates, the two have just completed the schoolís welding program and plan to go into business together as welders. They are among the schoolís trade career success stories.