Editorial




HBO’s Comic Relief dialogue got a bit, well ... raw
December 01, 2006 at 10:42 am
We finally got around to watching the three-hour HBO Comic Relief program on Hurricane Katrina which we TiVoed a couple weeks ago for later viewing.

Old Luling school getting the ax
December 01, 2006 at 10:34 am
St. Charles Parish is in the process of losing one of its historic structures - the old Luling Elementary School, built in 1931 and one of the primary structures in the history of our educational system.

Conservatism is alive & well - it’s Bush who’s on the ropes
November 29, 2006 at 12:49 pm
Democrats and much of the media have attempted to make the argument that the election results were a repudiation of conservatism and even of Ronald Reagan's legacy for America.

Coalition calls on Wal-Mart, Home Depot & Lowes to stop selling cypress mulch
November 29, 2006 at 12:47 pm
The Save Our Cypress Coalition, a group of Louisiana conservation organizations, is calling upon Wal-Mart, Home Depot and Lowe's to stop purchasing and selling all cypress garden mulch until a verifiable, third-party certification program is operating to ensure no cypress is being sourced from non-renewable coastal wetland forests.

Our View
November 29, 2006 at 12:38 pm
Some may feel it is difficult to give thanks little more than a year after the most devastating hurricane in our history and at a time when terrorism is such a threat to us. But when we look at the total picture, there can be no other way to express our feelings.

Prepare our children for a better life with books that teach tolerance
November 16, 2006 at 3:58 pm
Headlines today consistently echo the problems that exist within our schools and communities and how that reflects a moral breakdown in our society. There seems to be little tolerance for accepting differences in others, resulting in increased violence within schools and communities.

Voices of St. Charles Parish
November 16, 2006 at 1:54 pm
Do you believe in angels? I do.

I-49 through Boutte ... the plot thickens
November 16, 2006 at 1:46 pm
Another public hearing on the route of Interstate 49 through St. Charles Parish is set for Nov. 16 at the Alario Center in Westwego, from 4 p.m. until 8. It’s perhaps the last hearing before a definite decision on it will be made.

Campaigns continue to become more negative
November 08, 2006 at 3:45 pm
Except for one runoff, the mid-term election races are over in Louisiana and it’s safe to say that not many people regret it.

Our View
November 01, 2006 at 3:29 pm
Salvation of the west bank of St. Charles Parish could rest in the construction of a hurricane protection levee along the Intracoastal Canal south of Lake Salvador. That would take the place of other proposed routes for the Donaldsonville to the Gulf levee planned by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Teen's ‘dream trip’ to get driver’s license gives mom the jitters Teen's ‘dream trip’ to get driver’s license gives mom the jitters
October 25, 2006 at 12:57 pm
On October 19, Anthony Taylor, 16, got his drivers license. Cool mom I'm not, and this has been harder than I thought. But he made the grades, and we had a deal.

Constitutional amendments: Ideas for voting
October 25, 2006 at 12:55 pm
This newspaper doesn’t usually tell readers how to vote. We prefer to lay out the facts of the issues and let them make their selections.

OUR VIEW
October 25, 2006 at 12:52 pm
This week’s settlement between the state and federal government on offshore mineral lease sales brings Louisiana closer to the possibility of getting more offshore oil revenue.

Charity Hospital needs to be in our healthcare future
October 23, 2006 at 4:05 pm
Almost 10 months ago, I was asked to serve on what became the Louisiana Health Care Redesign Collaborative. The group was formed to develop recommendations on how to redesign the devastated New Orleans health care system.

Start getting prepared for the election ahead
October 23, 2006 at 3:56 pm
St. Charles Parish residents will go to the polls November 7 probably in lesser numbers than they did on September 30. At that time, almost 7,000 people voted here. But there were five local school board races on the ballot, along with two statewide races. There were also 13 state constitutional amendments to be voted upon.

Pope Benedict's remarks about Islam got him in hot water, but ...
October 04, 2006 at 1:42 pm
EDITOR'S NOTE: With Pope Benedict on the hot seat after remarks he made about Islam in a speech etc., we found it interesting to look back at the words of another pontiff who spoke about Muslims and Allah openly, respectfully and in candor: John Paul II, published these remarks in “Crossing the Threshold of Hope.”

Iraq is a key battle in the global war
September 20, 2006 at 1:41 pm
I recently traveled to meet with our courageous Louisiana soldiers stationed in Iraq and survey the progress being made by the new Iraqi government. My trip was both productive and sobering. The trip provided me with vivid clarity of the great challenge we are facing defending our nation, as well as the progress we have made since September 11, 2001.

People aren't cattle
August 30, 2006 at 1:41 pm
Gov. Blanco and Louisiana Homeland Security need to firm up the details of the state evacuation plan.

Biggert-Waters behind drop in home prices
Biggert-Waters behind drop in home prices
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St. Charles Parish experienced the only decline in home prices in the New Orleans Metro area in the first half of 2014 as compared to 2013, according to the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors.