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Alternative fuels are still needed
April 05, 2012 at 8:59 am
The world seems to be failing measurably in trying to replace fossil fuel with renewable sources of fuel. There is no indication that solar power is about to take over the gigantic task of fueling our homes and industries.


Oil spill states still await money
March 29, 2012 at 3:18 pm
Billions of dollars are at stake for Louisiana as the Restore Act that would provide that amount in the BP oil spill recovery flounders in Congress. The act would provide 80 percent of the oil fines recovered by the government in the spill to the four states seriously affected by it.


Can public agencies legally hire lobbyists?
March 16, 2012 at 10:23 am
According to a story in the Times-Picayune, the Port of South Louisiana is hiring two lobbyists for its staff. See story here.


Boss Jindal vs. state workers
March 16, 2012 at 10:22 am
By John Maginnis, LaPolitics.com

Stockman takes the Fed to the woodshed
March 16, 2012 at 10:22 am
It is the scariest thing I have read in a long time. Unfortunately, it is hard to argue with much of the message it contains.

Presidential candidates turn focus to Louisiana
March 16, 2012 at 10:22 am
It seems that Louisiana may have a shot after all in determining who will be Republican nominee for President and thus get a chance to become leader of the world’s greatest democracy. That fact was somewhat confirmed when three of the four main candidates made plans to campaign in the state during the remaining two weeks before the primary election here on March 24.

Education, retirement will bring debate
March 09, 2012 at 9:46 am
In less than two weeks, the 2012 Regular Session of the Legislature will be gaveled to order. There will be new faces in both chambers, new leaders in the House and Senate, and a bevy of controversial issues that will make life interesting for the lawmakers. Members of the Legislature do not relish controversy.

Saints suddenly go askew
March 09, 2012 at 9:45 am
The New Orleans Saints are going through trying times these days after a spectacular Super Bowl win two years ago and a near miss at getting into the big game this year.

Higher Ed issues on Spring Break
March 09, 2012 at 9:45 am
By John Maginnis, LaPolitics.com

Luling basketball great honored with ‘Dean’s Pond’
March 09, 2012 at 9:44 am
Luling resident and basketball great Dean Church was honored with a surprise gathering and fish fry with Grand Ridge Golf Club friends at the clubhouse on Friday night.

Education in state to experience change
March 01, 2012 at 2:42 pm
John White, Louisiana’s new superintendent of education, seems to be leading the way in providing our state the type of educational system that will serve its future. Such a system would be primarily aimed at giving our kids careers that will provide for their families and expand the economy of our state.


Lent can make us live a better life
February 24, 2012 at 9:26 am
And now comes lent, which lets us know that human beings are very versatile. They can transform overnight from a lively setting at Mardi Gras to a peaceful and prayerful experience. The contrast between carnival and lent shows the ways in which the human spirit can express itself.


Revision to fireworks ban wrong on so many levels
February 17, 2012 at 9:59 am
Dear Editor,

I am truly perplexed as to why, after the obvious and overwhelming opposition to repeal the fireworks ban in St. Charles Parish a year ago, this kind of proposition would again rear its ugly head.


Celebrate Black History Month by keeping emphasis on education
February 17, 2012 at 9:59 am
Dear Editor,

On Feb. 28, 2011 six African Americans met with the Superintendent of St. Charles Parish Public Schools and among other concerns, raised the question of the gap in academic performance between African-American and white students. Following is precisely what we requested:


Tell your neighbor to throw you something
February 17, 2012 at 9:56 am
Carnival time is here again and St. Charles Parish is looking forward to a big weekend ahead. The Krewes of Lul and Des Allemands are set to roll and will have plenty of favors to spread around. Plus, there will be a lot of merry-making and feasting on the streets of Luling Saturday and Des Allemands Sunday.


St. Charles needs input in airport plans
February 10, 2012 at 9:33 am
Plans for overhauling Louis Armstrong International Airport are in the works and just how it is done could have an effect on residents of St. Charles Parish and the disturbances they encounter.


Are vouchers a good choice
February 03, 2012 at 9:38 am
Gov. Bobby Jindal wants vouchers to private schools to play a bigger role in providing education to our school age kids. And if properly administered, there is no reason why they would not benefit the system.


School board travel seems warranted
January 27, 2012 at 9:52 am
If St. Charles Parish School Board members were to take off for Hawaii and other exotic destinations with bathing suits in hand claiming to be taking care of their official business, one would suspect that they are fiddling with taxpayer money. But such does not seem to be the case.


Leads sought in brutal Des Allemands murder
Leads sought in brutal Des Allemands murder
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The last time Des Allemands resident Vicki Toups was seen alive was when she was spotted walking down Highway 90 around midnight the morning of Oct. 11, 2003.