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2013 should be year of restoration
December 28, 2012 at 9:55 am
With a new year approaching that bears the unfavorable number 13, we hope it is not an indication of things to come pertaining to our efforts to save the coast of Louisiana. It’s getting close to the end of times when we can preserve that coast for the future prosperity of our state.


Gun control has to find the right people
December 20, 2012 at 10:19 am
It has been a grief-filled week gone by as residents of Newtown, Conn. began burying those who were shot to death by a person who was obviously mentally ill. In addition to 20 school children, six adults, including the school principal who was trying to save her students, lost their lives in an insane act.


Leeville toll bridge needs more money
December 14, 2012 at 9:26 am
The toll bridge on Highway 1 at Leeville isn’t working to its expectations because some 300,000 crossers who are expected to pay aren’t.


Vouchers could benefit education
December 06, 2012 at 9:31 am
Louisiana’s school voucher plan suffered a setback last week when a Baton Rouge area judge declared it unconstitutional. Judge Tim Kelley ruled that funds from the Minimum Foundation Program could not be diverted to private entities.


We can't fall off 'fiscal cliff'
November 29, 2012 at 11:00 am
The "fiscal cliff," so to speak, is fast approaching and if it is not addressed by Congress and the President, the state of the nation could take a steep slide.


Port traffic should go here
November 21, 2012 at 9:09 am
Look forward to a major increase in boat traffic at Louisiana port cities in the future. This will result from the enlargement of the Panama Canal which will be complete in a couple of years.


It’s time for some bipartisanship
November 17, 2012 at 10:39 am
It was a close election and, as a result, the federal government line-up is unchanged. The Democrats still own the Presidency and Senate and the Republicans have control of the House.


Romney can lead our country better
November 01, 2012 at 9:48 am
St. Charles Parish residents should be getting ready to take a trip to the polls Tuesday if they haven’t already done so. The job that lies ahead is significant, to say the least.


Parish voters must adjust to new district
October 25, 2012 at 9:58 am
Many voters in St. Charles Parish this year will have to adjust themselves to voting in a new Congressional district. On Nov. 6, those on the West Bank will go to the polls to elect a congressman for the newly redrawn Second Congressional District, which will stretch along the Mississippi River from New Orleans to northern Baton Rouge. Those on the East Bank will vote for the Sixth District congressman.


St. Charles should have airport input
October 18, 2012 at 2:33 pm
We thought the St. Charles Parish Council was guaranteed the right to appoint a member of the New Orleans Aviation Board back when plans were being made to extend the airport’s runway into our parish. That seemed to be the deal at that time.


It’s time to practice democracy in the U.S.
October 12, 2012 at 9:02 am
It looks like Louisiana citizens can sit back and relax this election season without even going out to vote. At least that is the way it seems with how the electoral vote is shaping up.


It’s just not the same, T-P
October 04, 2012 at 9:03 am
Monday morning was a different kind of day for many of the people in southeast Louisiana who regularly receive the Times-Picayune in their driveways. Instead was a Black and Gold Extra which reported on the Saints latest mishap in Green Bay. Results of other professional games were reported in it also but not a word about the general news going on about our area and the world.


Battle for the Senate taking shape
September 27, 2012 at 2:37 pm
With less than two months to go before the Nov. 6 election, the focus of the media is on the presidential race. Power in Washington is perceived to reside in the White House and understandably so. However, power on the Potomac also splits between President Obama and a divided Congress.


New Gulf leases should help save coast
September 27, 2012 at 2:36 pm
It’s good news for St. Charles Parish and all of Louisiana that some 38 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico will be auctioned off for oil and gas production in March. It should help keep one of the basic elements of our economy in place.


Freedom of speech should not cause violence
September 21, 2012 at 9:32 am
Freedom of speech is one of the tenets of democracy. It allows us to express the pros and cons of what is going on in the world, helping to educate us and provide solutions to many problems. And it is one of the main means in which we can maintain a stable and peaceful world.


Congress shouldn’t cut drill pay
September 14, 2012 at 9:45 am
Dear Editor,
As you may know there are several budget bills attempting to move across the Congressional floor that adversely affects every member of the National Guard and Reserve. While it may be difficult to follow all of the proposed budget changes, there are two in particular that we should definitely oppose.




LSU seeks glory beyond grid iron
September 14, 2012 at 9:41 am
As trying as these times are at LSU, all is well at the heart of the campus, Tiger Stadium. With the football team getting the fall semester off to a roaring start, the financial crisis gripping the school and demoralizing its faculty is not felt in the athletic department. Performance on the field is exceeded only at the bottom line, where revenues have tripled over 15 years. The 88-year-old shrine underwent a facelift in the off-season, and investment in the prime asset continues with plans afoot to increase seating to 100,000 and to add 65 suites, rentals for which were snapped up in two and a half days, at $69,000 per.


Debates can help elect best President
September 14, 2012 at 9:36 am
Hurricane Isaac has blown away but there is another storm blowing in. It is the Presidential election of 2012.


Second Destrehan teacher faces charges after being accused of having sex with student
Second Destrehan teacher faces charges after being accused of having sex with student
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Two Destrehan High School teachers have been arrested after allegedly having sex with a student.