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Thankful for slow hurricane season, flood protection improvements

As we enter this Thanksgiving, the weather has been disagreeable. Although southeast Louisiana is generally blessed with mild temperatures at this time of the year, many of us have had to crank up our seldom used heaters as temperatures have plummeted and we have been kept damp by a steady mist. Read More...
November 27, 2013 at 1:18 pm
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Parishes take action to restore the coast

Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes have taken the lead in filing lawsuits charging that energy companies and contractors have not followed the law in restoring coastal lands to the healthy conditions that existed before their explorations and production efforts. Louisiana laws clearly say that the land must be maintained and restored to their original condition when work is completed.Read More...
November 22, 2013 at 9:41 am
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Remembering the actions of local soldiers on Veteran’s Day

In a Veteran’s Day proclamation 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy said “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”Read More...
November 15, 2013 at 9:25 am
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Mr. Go is finally ‘Go...Going...Gone’

“Mr. Go . . . Going . . . Gone” is a TV documentary produced by one of Louisiana’s top coastal environmentalist. It is an interesting piece, to say the least, about one of the worst efforts the people of our state put forth supposedly to improve the economy through easier waterway access from the Gulf of Mexico to the Port of New Orleans.Read More...
November 08, 2013 at 9:11 am
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Medicine becomes political problem

Obamacare may decide who wins the next presidential election. Read More...
November 01, 2013 at 9:14 am
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Legal costs can get exorbitant

Much criticism has been expressed about the high contingency fees assessed by law firms for handling cases for governmental agencies. For example, there is an agreement that allowed the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East, located east of the Mississippi River, to hire a law firm to file suit against 97 oil and gas companies for damages to coastal wetlands during past years.Read More...
October 25, 2013 at 9:25 am
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Two-party system needs repair

Our two-party system is causing havoc in the federal government, with government stoppage bringing to a halt many services that are being missed by our mainstream citizens.Read More...
October 18, 2013 at 9:40 am
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At least we can prepare for hurricanes

Will the year 2013 be the lucky year for South Louisiana not to have a hurricane or even a tropical storm invade our coastline to cause turmoil to our well-being? We almost let one through this past weekend as Karen aimed towards Plaquemines Parish but then decided to tone it down and take a right turn with what was left to let us continue to enjoy the sunshine and tranquility we have been enjoying for some time now.Read More...
October 11, 2013 at 9:38 am
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Future of coast may brighten up

After the leveeing of the Mississippi River ,which has nearly destroyed the Louisiana coast by depriving it of overflows of fresh water that brought life to our wetlands and marshes, we got a break in 1990. In that year, the Coastal Wetland Planning, Protection and Restoration Act was passed by Congress.Read More...
October 04, 2013 at 9:15 am
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Festivals reign this fall

The 2013-14 school year is in full swing and the high school football season is already a third of the way through. As of Sept. 22, summer has receded and fall is upon us once again.Read More...
September 27, 2013 at 11:07 am
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Alligators become industry in St. Charles

It all began back in 1979 when the St. Charles Rotary Club, looking for a money-making event for its charitable purposes, started the Alligator Festival. It was held in the driveway-entrance of Willowdale Country Club but soon advanced to more appropriate areas of the parish.Read More...
September 20, 2013 at 10:14 am
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Is co-existence in our future?

It’s a mixed up world to say the least at the present time. We have Syria saying they have not killed their people with chemical weapons. It was rebels in their country who did it to point the blame at the Syrian government so they could take over the country.Read More...
September 12, 2013 at 1:57 pm
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Coastal restoration can’t wait any longer

We’ve been waiting for much too long to get coastal restoration for Louisiana along the Gulf of Mexico going at a fast rate of speed. Now we understand that some of the money due us as civil penalties from the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe could arrive within a year. Hallelujah!Read More...
September 06, 2013 at 9:44 am
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St. Charles not a dangerous place to live

When the value of property goes down, so should the property taxes. That is what the people are paying for - the right to own property at their respective values.Read More...
August 30, 2013 at 8:57 am
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Our state is high in integrity

It’s good news that Louisiana now ranks sixth among states in integrity according to Chicago watchdog group the Better Government Association. The state rated high for laws governing freedom of information, open meetings and conflicts of interest.Read More...
August 23, 2013 at 2:43 pm
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St. Charles businesses don’t remove sales tax during holiday

Dear Editor,
I assume that the state of Louisiana and St. Charles Parish instituted the sales tax holidays to provide an opportunity for the residents of the state and parish to purchase items and save the normal taxes paid on said purchases, thereby stimulating the economy and providing savings to the residents. This holiday takes place every year on the first Friday and Saturday of August. All items for personal use should be sales tax free with the exceptions of licensed vehicles, food prepared at a restaurant and some services and rentals.Read More...
August 09, 2013 at 11:01 am
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Arc of St. Charles thrift store moving to Lakewood Drive
Arc of St. Charles thrift store moving to Lakewood Drive
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The Arc of St. Charles Cajun Village Thrift Store on U.S. Highway 90 is relocating to Luling and expected to reopen by early February.