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Itís 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 havenít 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 should have airport input
October 18, 2012 at 2:33 pm
We thought the St. Charles Parish Council was guaranteed the right to appoint a member of the New Orleans Aviation Board back when plans were being made to extend the airportís runway into our parish. That seemed to be the deal at that time.


Itís time to practice democracy in the U.S.
October 12, 2012 at 9:02 am
It looks like Louisiana citizens can sit back and relax this election season without even going out to vote. At least that is the way it seems with how the electoral vote is shaping up.


Itís just not the same, T-P
October 04, 2012 at 9:03 am
Monday morning was a different kind of day for many of the people in southeast Louisiana who regularly receive the Times-Picayune in their driveways. Instead was a Black and Gold Extra which reported on the Saints latest mishap in Green Bay. Results of other professional games were reported in it also but not a word about the general news going on about our area and the world.


Battle for the Senate taking shape
September 27, 2012 at 2:37 pm
With less than two months to go before the Nov. 6 election, the focus of the media is on the presidential race. Power in Washington is perceived to reside in the White House and understandably so. However, power on the Potomac also splits between President Obama and a divided Congress.


New Gulf leases should help save coast
September 27, 2012 at 2:36 pm
Itís good news for St. Charles Parish and all of Louisiana that some 38 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico will be auctioned off for oil and gas production in March. It should help keep one of the basic elements of our economy in place.


Freedom of speech should not cause violence
September 21, 2012 at 9:32 am
Freedom of speech is one of the tenets of democracy. It allows us to express the pros and cons of what is going on in the world, helping to educate us and provide solutions to many problems. And it is one of the main means in which we can maintain a stable and peaceful world.


Congress shouldnít cut drill pay
September 14, 2012 at 9:45 am
Dear Editor,
As you may know there are several budget bills attempting to move across the Congressional floor that adversely affects every member of the National Guard and Reserve. While it may be difficult to follow all of the proposed budget changes, there are two in particular that we should definitely oppose.




LSU seeks glory beyond grid iron
September 14, 2012 at 9:41 am
As trying as these times are at LSU, all is well at the heart of the campus, Tiger Stadium. With the football team getting the fall semester off to a roaring start, the financial crisis gripping the school and demoralizing its faculty is not felt in the athletic department. Performance on the field is exceeded only at the bottom line, where revenues have tripled over 15 years. The 88-year-old shrine underwent a facelift in the off-season, and investment in the prime asset continues with plans afoot to increase seating to 100,000 and to add 65 suites, rentals for which were snapped up in two and a half days, at $69,000 per.


Debates can help elect best President
September 14, 2012 at 9:36 am
Hurricane Isaac has blown away but there is another storm blowing in. It is the Presidential election of 2012.


State welcomes Isaac, bids it farewell
September 07, 2012 at 9:36 am
Hurricane Isaac became a Louisiana event Wednesday, Aug. 29 exactly seven years to the day after Hurricane Katrina killed hundreds of people in the New Orleans area and left the city in wreckage from which it has not yet fully recovered. We were misled at first into believing the storm would hug the Florida coast and head to the Atlantic coast.


Natural gas use should benefit state
August 24, 2012 at 9:15 am
Our state seems to be on the way up in the production of energy. When we thought the production of oil was on the wain because of the environmental concerns in its production of carbon dioxide that produces global warming, an Associated Press report claims that carbon dioxide emissions have decreased to the level they were in 1992. It indicates that emissions from coal-powered power plants cause some 98 percent to the total CO2 emissions in the country.


Mars trip another success in space
August 17, 2012 at 9:08 am
Cheers went up when NASAís planet rover Curiosity made a successful landing on Mars last week. The eight-month interplanetary voyage is one of several successful trips to the red planet, which so far has been one of our main hopes of uncovering secrets of our universe.


Olympics help to unite the world
August 10, 2012 at 9:00 am
Itís a positive note that a world with so many differences can take time out to enjoy friendly competition in an orderly manner. The Olympics have kept us together in many ways and hopefully can continue to do so through an endless future.


What is rationale for raising sewerage fees?
August 03, 2012 at 9:04 am
Dear Editor,

As we watch the cost of living in St. Charles parish rise again, it should add to the list of questions we have about how our elected officials (local, state and federal) spend our tax dollars.


Councilman questions St. Pierre veto
August 03, 2012 at 9:04 am
Dear Editor,

On Monday, July 23, the St. Charles Parish Council passed ordinance 12-7-9 which required parish workers not to disclose the names of our good citizens who report violations to the parish.


Krewe of Zeus alters route, will resubmit permit to parade through Ormond
Krewe of Zeus alters route, will resubmit permit to parade through Ormond
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The Krewe of Zeus will resubmit an application to parade through Ormond Boulevard after making changes to the route, according to krewe's captain.