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Louisiana industries need to help restore the coast

John Barry, who was dumped as a member of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority Ė East after that organization filed a lawsuit against 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies for destruction of the state coast, wrote an interesting column calling on the industries to change its tune in assisting in coastal restoration.Read More...
May 22, 2015 at 8:20 am
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St. Charles Parish voters may not understand importance of levee tax proposal

We are concerned that the general public may not fully realize the importance of the millage election to provide funds for the completion of the West Bank Hurricane Protection Levee and drainage improvements to the East Bank. Read More...
May 01, 2015 at 10:12 am
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Should we consider a flat tax again?

Income tax time has come and gone again with few expressions being uttered publicly about the unpopularity of the way we collect taxes. Maybe folks have given up on finding a better way to do it.Read More...
April 17, 2015 at 11:35 am
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Olí Man Wigle will be remembered

St. Charles Parish has had residents who were memorable in many ways and one of them just passed away at the healthy old age of 103. Weíre sure most people will remember the name attached to this very interesting individual.Read More...
April 10, 2015 at 10:20 am
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New super PAC enters governorís race

In another move that suggests this yearís race for governor could become the most expensive ever waged in the stateís history, another super PAC has announced its intentions to pour money into the election. Read More...
April 02, 2015 at 1:46 pm
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Go and proclaim the good news - Make Easter an opportunity to reflect on good deeds and love

How many of us have answered a knock at the door on a Saturday morning and looking through the peephole or window, spot two Jehovahís Witnesses coming to spread their beliefs?
What are our reactions? Read More...
March 26, 2015 at 4:26 pm
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Senate president faces toughest challenge of career

The story about Senate President John Alarioís ability to strike 11th-hour deals, forge unlikely alliances and turn a finger jab into a thumbs up has been written and rewritten repeatedly over the years by practically every publication in Louisiana. Read More...
March 26, 2015 at 4:22 pm
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Parish gets set for Bridge Run

The most spectacular structure in St. Charles Parish will be the site of one of its most exciting events of the year Saturday. Read More...
March 26, 2015 at 4:19 pm
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Stonecipher protects state constitution - as all should

Some of you may be under the impression that the Attorney General of Louisiana enforces the state constitution. Thatís how it should be, but the AG is a statewide elected official, i.e. politician.Read More...
March 20, 2015 at 10:47 am
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Obama should approve Keystone

The future of Keystone XL pipeline is still up in the air after some seven years of controversy over whether or not the mineral transportation facility should be completed from oil fields in Canada to refineries in Texas. Read More...
March 20, 2015 at 10:39 am
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Have the courage to be holy

What does it mean to be holy in todayís world? To some, holiness is an abstract concept that they cannot define, but will know it when they see it in someone.Read More...
March 13, 2015 at 11:07 am
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Consistent prayer leads to many blessings

Below I share a prayer experience as I entered into one of the mysteries of the Rosary. It is vulnerable to share my deeper heart of prayer because it is a very intimate and sacred time with God. And, as well, it is difficult to fully capture the extent of what I may experience; because it is always hard to capture in words the deeper heart experiences.Read More...
March 13, 2015 at 11:00 am
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Letís give Jindal a chance

Will Bobby Jindal be our next president? Donít hold your breath.Read More...
March 13, 2015 at 10:57 am
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River cruises will increase tourism here

Colorful cruise ships such as those that have plied European waters for many years are expected to soon be travelling waters of the Mississippi River right between the east and west banks of St. Charles Parish. Read More...
March 06, 2015 at 1:13 pm
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So who is responsible for wetlands damage?

It was disturbing to learn that a judge has dismissed the suit by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East for compensation from oil and gas companies because of damages to our coast that occurred during their exploration and development. The law may give them the right to do their work under permits, but it appears that most of those permits required leaving the lands and wetlands they explored in good condition when finished that would not deteriorate the Louisiana coast.Read More...
February 27, 2015 at 2:31 pm
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Louisiana needs that offshore royalty

Louisiana has been having a major problem along its coast, which has been disappearing at more than the size of a football field every hour. Read More...
February 13, 2015 at 1:21 pm
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Storm evacuation not anticipated at this time
Storm evacuation not anticipated at this time
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As Tropical Storm Nate continues its path toward Southeast Louisiana, St. Charles Parish officials have announced they don't anticipate issuing an evacuation at this time.