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Louisiana industries need to help restore the coast

John Barry, who was dumped as a member of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority Ė East after that organization filed a lawsuit against 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies for destruction of the state coast, wrote an interesting column calling on the industries to change its tune in assisting in coastal restoration.Read More...
May 22, 2015 at 8:20 am
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Should we consider a flat tax again?

Income tax time has come and gone again with few expressions being uttered publicly about the unpopularity of the way we collect taxes. Maybe folks have given up on finding a better way to do it.Read More...
April 17, 2015 at 11:35 am
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Olí Man Wigle will be remembered

St. Charles Parish has had residents who were memorable in many ways and one of them just passed away at the healthy old age of 103. Weíre sure most people will remember the name attached to this very interesting individual.Read More...
April 10, 2015 at 10:20 am
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Parish gets set for Bridge Run

The most spectacular structure in St. Charles Parish will be the site of one of its most exciting events of the year Saturday. Read More...
March 26, 2015 at 4:19 pm
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Obama should approve Keystone

The future of Keystone XL pipeline is still up in the air after some seven years of controversy over whether or not the mineral transportation facility should be completed from oil fields in Canada to refineries in Texas. Read More...
March 20, 2015 at 10:39 am
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Letís give Jindal a chance

Will Bobby Jindal be our next president? Donít hold your breath.Read More...
March 13, 2015 at 10:57 am
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River cruises will increase tourism here

Colorful cruise ships such as those that have plied European waters for many years are expected to soon be travelling waters of the Mississippi River right between the east and west banks of St. Charles Parish. Read More...
March 06, 2015 at 1:13 pm
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So who is responsible for wetlands damage?

It was disturbing to learn that a judge has dismissed the suit by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East for compensation from oil and gas companies because of damages to our coast that occurred during their exploration and development. The law may give them the right to do their work under permits, but it appears that most of those permits required leaving the lands and wetlands they explored in good condition when finished that would not deteriorate the Louisiana coast.Read More...
February 27, 2015 at 2:31 pm
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Louisiana needs that offshore royalty

Louisiana has been having a major problem along its coast, which has been disappearing at more than the size of a football field every hour. Read More...
February 13, 2015 at 1:21 pm
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Satellite Center broadens education

St. Charles Parish has been very creative in the past in the education field. It has always scored as having one of the best systems in the state in teaching our young residents how to read, write and add numbers.Read More...
February 06, 2015 at 1:06 pm
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Our coast needs a lot of attention

Louisianaís erosion along the coast needs more attention before it is too late. Itís time to speed up the process so our water wonderland doesnít leave the land behind completely.Read More...
January 30, 2015 at 12:41 pm
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Letís not kill unborn babies

Hopefully, it is becoming less mainstream to kill human life in our world through abortion. It appears that way in our area at least as an abortion facility planned in May 2013 in the 4600 block of South Claiborne Ave. in New Orleans has yet to get off the ground. Read More...
January 23, 2015 at 10:37 am
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Driverless vehicles wonít solve problems

Itís hard to understand how driverless automobiles will help to relieve our traffic and transportation problems. But that, apparently, is what Google and others are anticipating.Read More...
January 16, 2015 at 2:29 pm
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Donít brand Scalise as a David Duke

We thought the political days of David Duke, our Ku Klux Klansman of yesteryear, were over when he disappeared from public attention after defeats in several races. One of them was in a runoff for governor against Edwin Edwards in which bumper stickers advertised ďVote for the crook. Itís important.Ē And they elected Edwards.Read More...
January 09, 2015 at 9:27 am
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Letís get countries n the world together

The United States needs to push its efforts to get other countries together on disagreements that seem to be tearing the world apart on issues such as creating a Palestinian state before a peace treaty is signed between the two countries. And there are other matters of concern, especially in the Middle East where forces of various views are trying to take control.Read More...
December 19, 2014 at 9:54 am
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Louisiana politics take a turn

Our state that used to be a part of the solid Democratic south has taken a definite change of face. When new statewide officials take over, every one of them will be Republican.Read More...
December 11, 2014 at 3:38 pm
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St. Charles  schools rank above  state average for gifted students
St. Charles schools rank above state average for gifted students
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St. Charles Parish Public Schools exceeded the stateís 5 percent per-school average of gifted and talented students, as well as ranked among Louisianaís top school systems with these students.