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A new way would finance our nation
March 08, 2013 at 10:52 am
The USA is a divided nation in these times of partiality in national politics. It’s time to get our sides together enough to give and take to help decide the issues in a way that provides a workable solution even though it does not satisfy both sides entirely.


Hospital becoming a great benefit
March 01, 2013 at 9:51 am
St. Charles Parish is a great place in which to live. And now, it seems, it is becoming a better place in which to get ill.


Paul Maillard needs improving
February 14, 2013 at 10:23 am
One of the main thoroughfares in St. Charles Parish through the years is due for an overhaul, thank goodness.


Mardi Gras helps build our spirits
February 07, 2013 at 10:15 am
If Southeast Louisiana hasn’t had enough excitement with the Super Bowl flexing its muscles in our area, we must now face our spiritual lift of the year as Mardi Gras enters.


Mardi Gras helps build our spirits
February 07, 2013 at 10:15 am
If Southeast Louisiana hasn’t had enough excitement with the Super Bowl flexing its muscles in our area, we must now face our spiritual lift of the year as Mardi Gras enters.


We had a big day this week
January 25, 2013 at 1:58 pm
Monday was an eventful day in America, to say the least. It was the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. and the first black president of our country took the oath of office for the second time.


Sales tax sounds good, Bobby
January 18, 2013 at 1:37 pm
With the worries of filing income taxes arriving again, it is probably a very popular notion among us to favor Gov. Bobby Jindal’s proposal to eliminate state income tax in Louisiana. It is a laborious process, to say the least, to confront oneself with all of those forms and income and expense numbers. Plus, its complexity has encouraged many to cheat on their income taxes and get away with it.


Oil well penalties coming in handy
January 11, 2013 at 9:59 am
It seems that the Gulf Coast is getting more and more revenue from penalties resulting from the BP oil spill. Transocean Ltd., owner of the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon rig that was leased to BP when its macombo well erupted off the Louisiana coast in 2010, has agreed to pay $1.4 billion in civil and criminal fines for its role in the oil spill.


Coming up next...cut expenses
January 04, 2013 at 9:55 am
The year is over and the cliff has been climbed without falling over the edge. Income taxes of those single persons who make $400,000 a year or couples who make $450,000 a year will be increased somewhat. Others will stay like they are.


2013 should be year of restoration
December 28, 2012 at 9:55 am
With a new year approaching that bears the unfavorable number 13, we hope it is not an indication of things to come pertaining to our efforts to save the coast of Louisiana. It’s getting close to the end of times when we can preserve that coast for the future prosperity of our state.


Gun control has to find the right people
December 20, 2012 at 10:19 am
It has been a grief-filled week gone by as residents of Newtown, Conn. began burying those who were shot to death by a person who was obviously mentally ill. In addition to 20 school children, six adults, including the school principal who was trying to save her students, lost their lives in an insane act.


Leeville toll bridge needs more money
December 14, 2012 at 9:26 am
The toll bridge on Highway 1 at Leeville isn’t working to its expectations because some 300,000 crossers who are expected to pay aren’t.


Vouchers could benefit education
December 06, 2012 at 9:31 am
Louisiana’s school voucher plan suffered a setback last week when a Baton Rouge area judge declared it unconstitutional. Judge Tim Kelley ruled that funds from the Minimum Foundation Program could not be diverted to private entities.


We can't fall off 'fiscal cliff'
November 29, 2012 at 11:00 am
The "fiscal cliff," so to speak, is fast approaching and if it is not addressed by Congress and the President, the state of the nation could take a steep slide.


Port traffic should go here
November 21, 2012 at 9:09 am
Look forward to a major increase in boat traffic at Louisiana port cities in the future. This will result from the enlargement of the Panama Canal which will be complete in a couple of years.


It’s time for some bipartisanship
November 17, 2012 at 10:39 am
It was a close election and, as a result, the federal government line-up is unchanged. The Democrats still own the Presidency and Senate and the Republicans have control of the House.


Romney can lead our country better
November 01, 2012 at 9:48 am
St. Charles Parish residents should be getting ready to take a trip to the polls Tuesday if they haven’t already done so. The job that lies ahead is significant, to say the least.


Parish voters must adjust to new district
October 25, 2012 at 9:58 am
Many voters in St. Charles Parish this year will have to adjust themselves to voting in a new Congressional district. On Nov. 6, those on the West Bank will go to the polls to elect a congressman for the newly redrawn Second Congressional District, which will stretch along the Mississippi River from New Orleans to northern Baton Rouge. Those on the East Bank will vote for the Sixth District congressman.


St. Charles Parish schools struggle to fill high-paying bus driver positions
St. Charles Parish schools struggle to fill high-paying bus driver positions
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St. Charles Parish Public Schools is facing continued struggles in getting replacement bus drivers to sign on with the school system.