|Congress must make big decisions soon
July 15, 2011 at 9:28 am
What takes place in Washington D. C. in the next few days can determine how our country goes in the years ahead.
Whether or not to raise the debt limit is the big question. How to pay for our deficit in the future could provide the answer.
|Is President playing politics with oil?
June 30, 2011 at 9:43 am
President Barack Obama’s order to take some 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve came at a very good time for his administration. It likely will reduce the price of gasoline at the pump just in time for election season.
|Free trade would improve economy
June 24, 2011 at 9:04 am
One of the surest ways to improve our depressed economy would be to expand our foreign trade. And President Barack Obama said in his last state of the union address that he wants to double it by 2014.
|Spillways, diversions need to combine forces
June 10, 2011 at 9:35 am
If there’s one thing we have learned with the opening of our two spillways to avert flooding this year, it is the benefit such openings can have to help build up the Louisiana coast.
|Bin Laden’s death not the end of the war
May 05, 2011 at 2:39 pm
The murderer of more than 3,000 people on September 11, 2001 has finally received his due. Osama bin Laden was buried at the bottom of the sea after U. S. forces put him to death earlier this week.
|At what cost do we continue to support the hospital?
April 29, 2011 at 9:36 am
The citizens of St. Charles Parish have always supported, with their vote and their taxes, the operation and maintenance of the St. Charles Parish Hospital in Luling; however, the question now becomes, at what cost?
|Chaisson sets stage for fiscal session
April 29, 2011 at 9:31 am
St. Charles’ own Sen. Joel Chaisson, who is also the Louisiana Senate President, put it right when he tried to set the legislative session starting this week on the right course.
|Easter brings us hope for a better world
April 21, 2011 at 10:11 am
Now that the traditional revelry of Carnival and the serious reflections of Lent have just about past, the hopeful season of Easter is upon us. It gives inspiration that the future can be what we make of it.
|Speeders make Maryland Drive dangerous
April 08, 2011 at 9:35 am
For many years; as my children were growing up; I crusaded to have speeding curtailed on Maryland Drive in Luling.
I was told that speed bumps were not an option since they would cause a liability issue with emergency vehicles.
|Dump truck traffic is taking over roads
April 08, 2011 at 9:32 am
As if you didn’t know, dump trucks have been overloading the highways of St. Charles Parish in recent months.
|Weekend to be high and mighty
April 01, 2011 at 9:15 am
St. Charles Parish is the site of one of the most spectacular races in the world. The whistle will blow at 8:30 a. m. Saturday on the 13th annual United Way of St. Charles bridge run which many runners look forward to each year.
|Nuclear energy needs production safeguards
March 25, 2011 at 9:05 am
The future of nuclear power lost a lot of support with arrival of the tsunami that has damaged nuclear plants in Japan and caused a worldwide fear of human catastrophe resulting. And this came at a time when many in the world were ready to embrace nuclear power as a safer source of energy than oil.
|Gulf Coast getting back to normal
March 18, 2011 at 10:12 am
After almost a year of oil spill activities, Louisiana is getting down to normalcy. Last year, few people were rigging out their boats and looking to the day when they could head into the Gulf or steer along the coast with rod and reel and bait in hand. They figured it was a lost cause then with oil being the spoiler.
|Detours ahead for residents
March 04, 2011 at 9:19 am
St. Charles Parish residents will have to detour in the weekends ahead to get from one end of their parish to the other.
|St. Pierre believes measure will help disabled veterans
February 18, 2011 at 9:35 am
On April 30, St. Charles Parish voters will decide whether to allow disabled military veterans to double their homestead exemptions to $150,000.
|Time is running out in saving our coast
February 18, 2011 at 9:32 am
Louisiana has had a lot interruptions in efforts to save its coast in recent years. There have been lots of hurricanes. And last but not least the BP oil spill.
|Mighty Mississippi can be dangerous
February 03, 2011 at 1:08 pm
The Mighty Mississippi is a great advantage economically to St. Charles. But it can be a deadly danger to its citizens.
|Open primaries would help other states, too
January 21, 2011 at 9:23 am
A possible solution to our political partisanship problems is to adopt open primaries nationwide. In that way, candidates would be more likely to preach and vote according to their own honest opinions of the best way to govern rather than the way their party wants it to be.
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Legislators vow to help parish fight huge insurance increases - 550 views
Parish President V.J. St. Pierre, along with eight other parish presidents and representatives from five other parishes, visited Washington, D.C. to talk to officials about the potential spike in local flood insurance premiums should large portions of the Biggert-Waters Act be allowed to take effect in October.
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