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Dead zone still too large

Weíve been trying to end the dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast for some 30 years now and we havenít gotten very far. Nancy Rabalais, executive director of Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium of Cocodrie, and her crew of scientists recently returned from their annual tour of the Gulf to determine the current counts. Read More...
August 15, 2014 at 10:01 am
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2 storms passed but seasonís still here

Our 2014 hurricane season has gone into its second trimester, when most of our deadliest storms have occurred. Of course, we can hope for the best but must be prepared for the worst. Now is the time to make sure our measures of defense are in place.Read More...
August 08, 2014 at 9:25 am
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Coastal restoration efforts get a boost

The long-awaited restoration of Louisianaís valuable coast got somewhat of a boost last week when the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council announced it will start receiving project proposals in August to repair damage resulting from the BP oil spill in 2010. Hopefully it will spur announcements of other coastal restoration projects that are still in need.Read More...
August 01, 2014 at 10:14 am
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World needs some changes in the future

Itís an unsafe world we are living in when many of the countries, especially in the Middle East, and rebel groups that live within them destroy their countryside and shoot and kill those who are supposed to be their partners in citizenship. The latest news is that some of them are warning those of different faiths that they must pay extra taxes or be killed.Read More...
July 25, 2014 at 10:44 am
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Marine teaches valuable lesson

For those of you who happened upon Allie Stevens last week as he was making his way west on Highway 90 pulling a 400-pound rickshaw as part of a 5,000-mile journey from Oceanside, Calif. to Miami, Fla., you may have wondered what this man was doing pulling a colorful cart in the brutal Louisiana heat. Read More...
July 18, 2014 at 9:26 am
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Stay informed of flood insurance changes with public meetings

St. Charles Parish residents need to stay informed of the changes in flood insurance laws. Only last year, after changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) included in the Biggert-Waters Act threatened to raise property insurance rates to as high as $30,000 a year for some homeowners, the parish was thrown into turmoil. Read More...
July 11, 2014 at 9:21 am
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Best way to live is to LOVE

Itís amazing how a four-letter word on signs can be played up as a primetime news item on national television networks, and this particular news item came from right here in Louisiana.Read More...
July 04, 2014 at 8:00 am
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Citizens not told the full story by St. Charles Parish Hospital

Dear editor,
Once again the CEO of the St. Charles Parish Hospital played his version of the GAME known as, ďAnd Now You Know The Rest of the Story.Ē In his version of the GAME, we, the citizens of St. Charles Parish never get the rest of the story.Read More...
June 27, 2014 at 9:34 am
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St. Charles, Ochsner partnership is good for community

The fact that St. Charles Parish Hospital and Ochsner Health System are expanding their partnership in St. Charles Parish is a major news item for our medical system. Under the leadership of CEO Federico Martinez, our local hospital has certainly grown from a two-wing facility to one that can provide a lot more services to the parish on both sides of the river.Read More...
June 27, 2014 at 9:32 am
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Iraq needs our support

As time moves forward, it seems we are going backward to the times in the first half of the 1900s when we were faced with two world wars that brought more destruction than we had ever experienced.Read More...
June 20, 2014 at 8:57 am
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Oil damage suit needs compromise

The current disagreement between our state government in Baton Rouge and the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East is a big problem and weíre not certain there is an easy solution to it.Read More...
June 13, 2014 at 9:38 am
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Hurricane season is straight ahead

The Atlantic hurricane season for 2014, which begins Sunday, is predicted to be almost average.
That means almost nothing.Read More...
May 30, 2014 at 9:37 am
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Memorial Day needs our attention

There is a major remembrance day coming up though some of us may not realize it. Louisiana has so many celebratory days in the beginning of the year that we are likely to overlook one of the most important ones. Read More...
May 23, 2014 at 8:00 am
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Graduates have bright future in St. Charles

Graduation time is here again in St. Charles Parish and it is a time of celebration for the many who made the grade. The future looks bright as those graduates move on to the many possibilities of their adult lives.Read More...
May 15, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Death sentences should be ended

Every now and then we hear reasons why people should not be sentenced to death, regardless of what they did. Those reasons usually have some common sense attached to their arguments.Read More...
May 09, 2014 at 10:56 am
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Your responsibility is to vote Saturday

Among the most important days of the year in a democracy are election days, and one of those arrives this weekend in St. Charles Parish.Read More...
May 02, 2014 at 9:49 am
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Sheriff's Office seeking West Bank man for alleged rape of juvenile
Sheriff's Office seeking West Bank man for alleged rape of juvenile
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St. Charles Parish police are seeking the publicís help in locating a man charged with the first-degree rape of a juvenile.