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Hospital becoming a great benefit

St. Charles Parish is a great place in which to live. And now, it seems, it is becoming a better place in which to get ill.

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March 01, 2013 at 9:51 am
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Paul Maillard needs improving

One of the main thoroughfares in St. Charles Parish through the years is due for an overhaul, thank goodness.

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February 14, 2013 at 10:23 am
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Mardi Gras helps build our spirits

If Southeast Louisiana hasn’t had enough excitement with the Super Bowl flexing its muscles in our area, we must now face our spiritual lift of the year as Mardi Gras enters.

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February 07, 2013 at 10:15 am
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Mardi Gras helps build our spirits

If Southeast Louisiana hasn’t had enough excitement with the Super Bowl flexing its muscles in our area, we must now face our spiritual lift of the year as Mardi Gras enters.

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February 07, 2013 at 10:15 am
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We had a big day this week

Monday was an eventful day in America, to say the least. It was the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. and the first black president of our country took the oath of office for the second time.

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January 25, 2013 at 1:58 pm
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Sales tax sounds good, Bobby

With the worries of filing income taxes arriving again, it is probably a very popular notion among us to favor Gov. Bobby Jindal’s proposal to eliminate state income tax in Louisiana. It is a laborious process, to say the least, to confront oneself with all of those forms and income and expense numbers. Plus, its complexity has encouraged many to cheat on their income taxes and get away with it.

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January 18, 2013 at 1:37 pm
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Oil well penalties coming in handy

It seems that the Gulf Coast is getting more and more revenue from penalties resulting from the BP oil spill. Transocean Ltd., owner of the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon rig that was leased to BP when its macombo well erupted off the Louisiana coast in 2010, has agreed to pay $1.4 billion in civil and criminal fines for its role in the oil spill.

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January 11, 2013 at 9:59 am
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Coming up next...cut expenses

The year is over and the cliff has been climbed without falling over the edge. Income taxes of those single persons who make $400,000 a year or couples who make $450,000 a year will be increased somewhat. Others will stay like they are.

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January 04, 2013 at 9:55 am
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2013 should be year of restoration

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.

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December 28, 2012 at 9:55 am
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Gun control has to find the right people

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.

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December 20, 2012 at 10:19 am
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Leeville toll bridge needs more money

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.

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December 14, 2012 at 9:26 am
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Vouchers could benefit education

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.

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December 06, 2012 at 9:31 am
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We can't fall off 'fiscal cliff'

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.

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November 29, 2012 at 11:00 am
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Port traffic should go here

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.

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November 21, 2012 at 9:09 am
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It’s time for some bipartisanship

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.

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November 17, 2012 at 10:39 am
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Romney can lead our country better

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.

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November 01, 2012 at 9:48 am
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Body of man from capsized boat identified
Body of man from capsized boat identified
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The body of a man lost when his workboat capsized in the Mississippi River near the Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge on Dec. 30 has been identified as Jayme Swafford, 36, of Hammond.