Editorial

Opposition surfaces for governor’s juvenile justice bills

District attorneys are expected to oppose a move to include 17-year-olds in the juvenile justice system, one of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ centerpiece proposals for this legislative session.Read More...
April 08, 2016 at 12:03 pm
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The costly lesson of poor auto care

How often should I change my oil?Read More...
April 01, 2016 at 8:00 am
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State tax giveaways on long-term legislative table

The Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs committee has been reviewing dozens of tax credits, exemptions and rebates at its meetings during the ongoing regular session, but any legislation to change them may have to wait until the 2017 session or a possible second special session this year, whichever come first.Read More...
April 01, 2016 at 8:00 am
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Polls show grim political outlook for state government

Two new polls out from the University of New Orleans’ Survey Research Center and LSU’s Public Policy Research Lab reveal that the public has serious concerns about the budget and the direction the state is heading as the Legislature launches into its second session of the year. Read More...
March 25, 2016 at 10:00 am
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U.S. Senate forum offers preview of campaign points

The Police Jury Association hosted a U.S. Senate forum earlier this month and it offered an early preview of what the leading candidates will be talking about on the campaign trail and which ones are likely to bump heads first. Read More...
March 18, 2016 at 6:23 am
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Opera says death penalty not needed

One of the most interesting operas of our time was staged by the New Orleans Opera Association this past weekend.Read More...
March 10, 2016 at 4:36 am
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Lawmakers gearing up for their other session

While political eyes and ears are tuned into the ongoing special session, which was called to address a historic set of budget shortfalls, lawmakers are having to juggle their responsibilities to make time for the upcoming regular session that promises to host its own variety of policy debates. Read More...
March 04, 2016 at 10:00 am
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Tax chair at center of special session

The special session has been dominated so far by tax issues, which can only originate in the House of Representatives, which in turn has allowed the lower chamber to set the pace over the past week or so.Read More...
February 26, 2016 at 5:58 am
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4 simple ways to stop a cyber thief

By First National Bank USARead More...
February 26, 2016 at 4:02 am
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Caucus chair: Stop vote switching in House

The chairman of the Democratic Caucus in the Legislature’s lower chamber has introduced a resolution that would remove the provision in House rules that allows representatives to switch, or correct, their votes.Read More...
February 17, 2016 at 3:44 pm
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The historic ‘chase hunters’

Pasttimes by TerryJones

Two hundred and fifty years ago, hunting was one of Louisiana’s most lucrative occupations. Read More...
February 12, 2016 at 6:10 pm
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Mardi Gras: Family, economy, community

“Show’em the wave, Tom!” a friend yelled to Nolan “Tom Poose” Boudreaux, king of this year’s Krewe of Lul as the St. Charles Parish Council expressed appreciation for the area’s Mardi Gras celebrations and observances.Read More...
February 12, 2016 at 6:09 pm
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Felons issue could surface in regular session

With the Louisiana Supreme Court siding with former state legislator Derrick Shepherd and ruling unconstitutional the provision barring convicted felons from running for office for 15 years after their sentences end, the question now becomes what’s next. Read More...
February 12, 2016 at 6:07 pm
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The healing power of ‘letting love be sincere’

As a family member returns home, we might hug him or her, and we might also kiss.Read More...
February 05, 2016 at 5:45 pm
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Edwards administration met with surprise pay raises

During the final weeks and months of former Gov. Bobby Jindal’s tenure, leading up to his last regular workday on Jan. 8, his office and cabinet heads implemented millions of dollars worth of pay raises for state employees and made nearly two dozen board and commission appointments that were not publicized. Read More...
January 29, 2016 at 2:39 pm
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Health care costs will take a bigger bite out of Social Security

Financial Tidbits by Ryan LeBlancRead More...
January 22, 2016 at 2:36 pm
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Second man sentenced in connection with 2015 Super Bowl drug bust
Second man sentenced in connection with 2015 Super Bowl drug bust
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Juan Alberto Salinas, who also was arrested in the 2015 major drug bust at a St. Rose man's home on Super Bowl Sunday, pleaded guilty and was recently sentenced on a charge of possession with intent to distribute Schedule I controlled dangerous substance.