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Oil damage suit needs compromise

The current disagreement between our state government in Baton Rouge and the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East is a big problem and weíre not certain there is an easy solution to it.Read More...
June 13, 2014 at 9:38 am
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Hurricane season is straight ahead

The Atlantic hurricane season for 2014, which begins Sunday, is predicted to be almost average.
That means almost nothing.Read More...
May 30, 2014 at 9:37 am
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Memorial Day needs our attention

There is a major remembrance day coming up though some of us may not realize it. Louisiana has so many celebratory days in the beginning of the year that we are likely to overlook one of the most important ones. Read More...
May 23, 2014 at 8:00 am
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Graduates have bright future in St. Charles

Graduation time is here again in St. Charles Parish and it is a time of celebration for the many who made the grade. The future looks bright as those graduates move on to the many possibilities of their adult lives.Read More...
May 15, 2014 at 9:00 am
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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 Senateís 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 stateís 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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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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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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Itís 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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Graves did well as head of CPRA

After fighting to preserve and restore the diminishing coast of Louisiana for years, the person who led those efforts has resigned effective Feb. 17. Read More...
February 14, 2014 at 1:41 pm
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Community Ed can help us all

The St. Charles Parish school system is remarkable in many ways, and one of those ways is with our Community Education program in which all of our citizens can get education in many subjects.Read More...
February 07, 2014 at 9:04 am
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Trailblazing HHS grad working on Ph.D., opening own lab
Trailblazing HHS grad working on Ph.D., opening own lab
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When Blake Schouest was 12 years, his aunt brought him to the lab at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, where she was working on her Ph.D. and what he saw sent his mind spinning with possibilities.