Oil spills from drilling no problem to Louisiana

While politicos volley back and forth on the good and the bad of offshore drilling in the United States, Louisiana had its worst oil spill in many a decade. And it wasn’t from drilling on or offshore. It was from a tanker barge hit by a boat while transporting oil along the Mississippi River in New Orleans.Read More...
August 06, 2008 at 1:49 pm

Is there an alternative to living on earth?

This writer became a Mars freak years ago when the big question in the universe was whether or not there was life on the closest planet to earth.Read More...
July 30, 2008 at 12:23 pm

Millage rates in parish may go down this year

By Renee Allemand
MILLAGE RATES. St. Charles Parish administration is gearing up to offer its proposal on property tax millage rates at the Aug. 18 council meeting. Council members will vote to approve or change the plan.Read More...
July 30, 2008 at 12:22 pm

Some bad business taxes are leaving soon

A number of years back, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) set out to eliminate certain business taxes imposed in Louisiana but not collected by other states. Those taxes put Louisiana at a competitive disadvantage in the competition for jobs and capital investment. Read More...
July 30, 2008 at 12:18 pm

A new day for workforce development

The Louisiana Department of Labor (LDOL) no longer exists. It has been replaced by the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC). Read More...
July 23, 2008 at 1:16 pm

Jindal, Landrieu make good pair in Baton Rouge

So, Sen. John McCain and Gov. Bobby Jindal were scheduled to meet in Baton Rouge yesterday. Was this perhaps to discuss the possibility of Jindal becoming the presidential candidate’s running mate?Read More...
July 23, 2008 at 1:15 pm

Parish residents should sign up for alert system

By Renee Allemand
As the summer of 2008 continues to drag on, we’re getting that much closer to the peak of hurricane season. We’ve been watching hurricane Bertha, and while it’s not headed toward the U.S. coast, it serves as a reminder of just how unpredictable hurricanes can be. Read More...
July 16, 2008 at 2:06 pm

West bank levee route still in question

St. Charles Parish is still having problems getting its West Bank hurricane protection levee built. Part of it on the western end is already rising but a continuing dispute between the parish and U. S. Army Corps of Engineers over its route on the eastern end is still going on.Read More...
July 16, 2008 at 2:04 pm

Dark clouds with silver linings

Many Louisiana home and business owners were concerned when they recently learned that our property insurer of last resort—Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Company of Louisiana—is raising its rates by an average of 18 percent effective October 1 of this year.Read More...
July 09, 2008 at 1:39 pm

Louisiana, Florida coasts quite different

After a few days at Grand Isle, Ye Publisher and his wife went to a press meeting in Sandestin, FL last week. We figured it would allow us to make a good comparison between the prime Louisiana beach site and the premier Florida panhandle resort. And there was quite a difference.Read More...
July 09, 2008 at 1:37 pm

Come celebrate at the Bridge Park tonight

By Renee Allemand
Come out and celebrate. It's July 3. If you're reading this column, I'm most likely out at the West Bank Bridge Park helping to set up for our annual Independence Day Celebration. Read More...
July 02, 2008 at 1:26 pm

There’s important business ahead for Jindal

Now that Gov. Bobby Jindal has gotten that legislative pay raise off his back by vetoing the measure, he needs to get back to the most important business facing the state. And that is preservation and restoration of the coast.Read More...
July 02, 2008 at 1:24 pm

Is nationalization of industry on the agenda in Washington?

I had to shake my head and refocus my eyes when I read the following words from a news story: “House Democrats responded to President Bush’s call for Congress to lift the moratorium on offshore drilling….Among other things, the Democrats called for government to own refineries so it could better control the flow of the oil supply.”Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 12:48 pm

Big pay raise not what the governor ordered

Term limits created an almost completely new legislature this year. That legislature’s exuberance in wanting to get a b ig raise right off the bat may create an almost new legislature next time, too. The reaction among voters has been overwhelmingly negative.Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 12:47 pm

Summer is time to beautify, educate, celebrate

By Renee Allemand
Crews around the parish are working hard this summer on some new beautification projects,they’re also getting a fringe benefit. Read More...
June 18, 2008 at 11:39 am

TheLeiberman-Warner act dies (Temporarily)

The U.S. Senate wisely decided recently not to bring a very controversial bill, the Climate Security Act, to a floor vote. The legislation, co-sponsored by Senators Joe Leiberman and John Warner, would have attempted to ration carbon emissions by enacting a massive “cap-and-trade” system.Read More...
June 18, 2008 at 11:37 am

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Tigers impressive in spring game performance at John Ehret
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