|Feds should join in saving the coast
July 19, 2013 at 9:25 am
We need coordination between the state and federal government in preserving the coast of Louisiana. Among other things, Louisianaís coastal restoration problems are being multiplied by the different viewpoints of governmental agencies that are involved in our survival.
|Less jail time may be better
July 12, 2013 at 12:39 pm
It is disturbing to learn that Louisiana jails a greater percentage of its citizens than any other state in the country. Hopefully, it is not because we have more criminals around but rather because our laws and practices have provided for that situation.
|World Trade Center should remain
July 03, 2013 at 7:52 am
Itís unbelievable that The Tricentennial Plan in New Orleans would provide for tearing down one of the most significant buildings in the city ó the World Trade Center at the foot of Canal Street. A non-descript sculpture would replace it similar to the arch that decorates the Mississippi River water front in St. Louis.
|Looking Back Part III: The Tort Reform Special Session of 1996
July 03, 2013 at 7:50 am
For years the civil justice system in Louisiana was one of the worst in the nation in spite of very few bills being passed by the Legislature to liberalize tort laws and generate more lawsuits.
|Home sales increase in spite of fears
June 27, 2013 at 11:19 am
Thereís good news in the St. Charles Parish real estate market with sales increasing in spite of the fears over threatened increases in flood insurance. Our assessor, Tab Troxler, and local real estate agents have agreed that the future looks promising.
|Jindalís tour is good news for state
June 21, 2013 at 10:47 am
Itís good news that Gov. Bobby Jindal is undertaking a statewide tour that will take him to all of Louisianaís 64 parishes.
|We need less national, more local government
June 14, 2013 at 9:20 am
Itís time to start reconsidering the make-up of governments in the United States and produce a system where local people can have more control over the way they live. This will give them more freedom to do the things they want to do.
|Social media can help catch criminals
June 07, 2013 at 9:18 am
The importance of social media was once again on display during a recent rash of burglaries that primarily took place in Luling.
|Be prepared this hurricane season
May 31, 2013 at 9:40 am
Itís that time of year again. Hurricane season, we mean.
|Big abortion clinic is planned nearby
May 24, 2013 at 2:43 pm
Teaching the value of life amidst so much terror and violence in our lives will suffer a setback if the abortion clinic scheduled to be built on South Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans is realized. Construction is scheduled to begin this week on the 7,000-square-foot building.
|Internet sales taxes could change things
May 10, 2013 at 9:27 am
Sales taxes on the Internet may soon become a regular thing if a bill which passed in the U. S. Senate this week goes the rest of the way to become law. And it would be fairer to most local retailers because, at present, they have to compete against competitors on the Internet who do not have to charge customers the taxes.
|Dr. Lafon continued our educational excellence
May 03, 2013 at 11:03 am
St. Charles Parish has been noted for its excellent public school system for many years. Indeed, it has been regarded as among the best in the state.
|No fat in state budget?
April 25, 2013 at 9:37 am
There is a public perception and a perception by the leges that Tim Barfield is in charge of the Louisiana Department of Revenue.
|Gun control not only solution
April 25, 2013 at 9:35 am
Here we are talking and arguing about how we can cut the murder rate with gun control on the American scene. And, meanwhile, three people were killed and nearly 300 were injured at the Boston Marathon by something grandma had in her kitchen.
|Letís quit questioning how to save coast
April 19, 2013 at 9:23 am
Louisianaís master plan for saving its coast is now being criticized by some who claim it needs more study because it could poison the wetlands by diverting water from the Mississippi River. This is not the time for more study. It is the time for more action.
|We need to put North Korea to rest
April 12, 2013 at 10:11 am
Even though South and North Korea are very small countries, they are a major issue in the way the world turns in the future. It is not likely that North Korea, one of the few dedicated communist countries in the world today, will have its way. It does not have support from the rest of the world.
|Major hurdle to West Bank levee is lack of priorities
April 12, 2013 at 10:10 am
The flood that is sure to eventually happen will devastate St. Charles Parish. It will bring physical damage to the West Bankís privately owned property as well as public buildings and infrastructure, but the devastation will not stop there.
|Bayou Gauche has been betrayed by government, resident says
April 12, 2013 at 10:09 am
As a resident of Bayou Gauche, I am stunned and very angry that we have been betrayed by our government at all levels -local, state and especially the federal government!
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