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Death sentences should be ended

Every now and then we hear reasons why people should not be sentenced to death, regardless of what they did. Those reasons usually have some common sense attached to their arguments.Read More...
May 09, 2014 at 10:56 am
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Your responsibility is to vote Saturday

Among the most important days of the year in a democracy are election days, and one of those arrives this weekend in St. Charles Parish.Read More...
May 02, 2014 at 9:49 am
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Parties need to be more bipartisan

The Obama administration has punted again in extending indefinitely how much time the feds have to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The conveyer pipes that would connect Canada with the Gulf of Mexico coast in the United States and score a touchdown for our future prosperity has become a big partisan political issue.Read More...
April 25, 2014 at 11:56 am
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Avondale area could revive again

The St. Charles Parish area received some encouraging economic news this past week that a new occupant may become available for Avondale Shipyard. Read More...
April 17, 2014 at 12:57 pm
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Senate race getting more interesting

Sen. Mary Landrieu has an excellent opportunity to gain support for her re-election bid this fall with her new title as head of the Senate’s Energy Committee. But will it help her since she was appointed to her post by President Barack Obama?Read More...
April 04, 2014 at 9:14 am
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Rail system along I-10 is a good idea

Now that ex-Gov. Edwin Edwards has come back into the state’s political picture, we might point out that he offered a good idea for the state transportation infrastructure many years ago. Read More...
March 28, 2014 at 11:34 am
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How legislators address problems

According to investigative reporter Lee Zurik of WVUE-TV (and the Times Picayune), State Senator Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb broke the law limiting campaign contributions from Political Action Committees (“PAC”).Read More...
March 21, 2014 at 9:58 am
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Southeast Louisiana has a great future

The future of southeast Louisiana seems exceedingly bright except for one possible problem - growing pains, according to an article in the New Orleans Advocate by Jaquetta White.Read More...
March 21, 2014 at 9:55 am
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Angelle still feeling out statewide races

Friends of Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle say the Breaux Bridge Republican is continuing to consider a potential run for governor, with an eye to lieutenant governor as a possible back-up plan. He currently represents both Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes on the PSC.Read More...
March 21, 2014 at 9:49 am
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State politics big this year

Politics is getting heavy in Louisiana as we approach coming elections for governor, U.S. senator and several U.S. representatives. As the months roll on, we will get embroiled in what our next officials should do and not do in running our local, state and federal governments in the future. Read More...
March 07, 2014 at 9:23 am
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I’m sorry, will you forgive me?

By "Deacon G" Gautrau
How many of us have done something for which we should have asked forgiveness, but haven’t?Read More...
February 28, 2014 at 10:49 am
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It’s time to be merry at carnival

With a cold and icy winter still trying to keep us in tow, it is time to relax and enjoy the carnival spirit which arrives this weekend in southeast Louisiana. Here in St. Charles Parish, residents are getting ready to celebrate at the Krewe of Lul parade, which starts Saturday at noon, and the Krewe of Des Allemands parade, which begins at 1 p. m. Sunday.Read More...
February 28, 2014 at 10:46 am
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Death penalty should be abolished

Another unbelievable case has arisen in which the death penalty has been prescribed and, over a period of many years, in this case 22, the penalty has not yet been delivered. Read More...
February 24, 2014 at 11:27 am
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Conservatives in state House forming new coalition

The last legislative session drove the point home to many Republican legislators that the more their majority grows the less they are unified around core GOP values. Read More...
February 21, 2014 at 3:22 pm
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Higher education suffers as funds diverted

Some of the leges are upset about the growing costs of the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (“TOPS”). Apparently, the leges don’t understand the cause of the increasing costs.Read More...
February 21, 2014 at 3:21 pm
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The phone rings, “Who You Gonna Call?”

It’s two o’clock in the morning and we’re startled by the ringing of the phone. We jump up from the bed and fumble to answer it as our heart begins to race.Read More...
February 21, 2014 at 3:19 pm
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Mother doesn't want toddler who drowned to have died in vain
Mother doesn't want toddler who drowned to have died in vain
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Recalling how 2-year-old Kevin J. "Bubba" Cortez III loved being by the bayou and on the boat with his papa, his parents wept as they emphasized how much they didn't want others to lose a child the way they did.