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Poverty problems need statewide solutions

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty in the United States with plans to decrease the percentages of starving people and help those by providing all of their needs. Today, poverty reportedly is as rampant as it was then with 40 percent of the nation in that number.Read More...
January 17, 2014 at 10:14 am
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Put Christmas trees to good use

With the Christmas season over, we can take down the decorations and begin to get back to normal. Included in that equation is taking down the Christmas tree and putting it out for the parish pick up so that the tree can be used to help save our deteriorating Gulf coast.Read More...
January 10, 2014 at 9:16 am
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Pope Francis is not a Marxist

Pope Francis was not exhorting a philosophy of Marxism such as was intimated by radio show host Rush Limbaugh last week.Read More...
January 03, 2014 at 10:33 am
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Lake Cataouatche needs attention

The collapse of Lake Cataouatche in St. Charles Parish into an open waterway with little vegetation protecting its perimeters is alarming. One of the purposes of our coastal restoration program is to keep vegetation along our shoreline to protect our coast.Read More...
December 20, 2013 at 9:16 am
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Mandela was a unique person

The world lost one of its greatest citizens last week when Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95. He was a former South African president who did more than, perhaps, anyone else to help bring freedom to all people who inhabit this world in which we live.Read More...
December 13, 2013 at 9:34 am
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Football is not a noise game

The gridiron has provided the location for a lot of thrilling sports activity in recent years. It is supposed to be a contest of how the players handle the oval football in running for touchdowns, throwing and catching passes, kicking the ball and getting it away from the opposition.
But lately, another element has entered the competition - noise from the fans.Read More...
December 09, 2013 at 9:55 am
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Thankful for slow hurricane season, flood protection improvements

As we enter this Thanksgiving, the weather has been disagreeable. Although southeast Louisiana is generally blessed with mild temperatures at this time of the year, many of us have had to crank up our seldom used heaters as temperatures have plummeted and we have been kept damp by a steady mist. Read More...
November 27, 2013 at 1:18 pm
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Parishes take action to restore the coast

Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes have taken the lead in filing lawsuits charging that energy companies and contractors have not followed the law in restoring coastal lands to the healthy conditions that existed before their explorations and production efforts. Louisiana laws clearly say that the land must be maintained and restored to their original condition when work is completed.Read More...
November 22, 2013 at 9:41 am
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Remembering the actions of local soldiers on Veteran’s Day

In a Veteran’s Day proclamation 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy said “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”Read More...
November 15, 2013 at 9:25 am
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Mr. Go is finally ‘Go...Going...Gone’

“Mr. Go . . . Going . . . Gone” is a TV documentary produced by one of Louisiana’s top coastal environmentalist. It is an interesting piece, to say the least, about one of the worst efforts the people of our state put forth supposedly to improve the economy through easier waterway access from the Gulf of Mexico to the Port of New Orleans.Read More...
November 08, 2013 at 9:11 am
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Medicine becomes political problem

Obamacare may decide who wins the next presidential election. Read More...
November 01, 2013 at 9:14 am
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Legal costs can get exorbitant

Much criticism has been expressed about the high contingency fees assessed by law firms for handling cases for governmental agencies. For example, there is an agreement that allowed the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East, located east of the Mississippi River, to hire a law firm to file suit against 97 oil and gas companies for damages to coastal wetlands during past years.Read More...
October 25, 2013 at 9:25 am
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Two-party system needs repair

Our two-party system is causing havoc in the federal government, with government stoppage bringing to a halt many services that are being missed by our mainstream citizens.Read More...
October 18, 2013 at 9:40 am
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At least we can prepare for hurricanes

Will the year 2013 be the lucky year for South Louisiana not to have a hurricane or even a tropical storm invade our coastline to cause turmoil to our well-being? We almost let one through this past weekend as Karen aimed towards Plaquemines Parish but then decided to tone it down and take a right turn with what was left to let us continue to enjoy the sunshine and tranquility we have been enjoying for some time now.Read More...
October 11, 2013 at 9:38 am
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Future of coast may brighten up

After the leveeing of the Mississippi River ,which has nearly destroyed the Louisiana coast by depriving it of overflows of fresh water that brought life to our wetlands and marshes, we got a break in 1990. In that year, the Coastal Wetland Planning, Protection and Restoration Act was passed by Congress.Read More...
October 04, 2013 at 9:15 am
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Festivals reign this fall

The 2013-14 school year is in full swing and the high school football season is already a third of the way through. As of Sept. 22, summer has receded and fall is upon us once again.Read More...
September 27, 2013 at 11:07 am
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Hurst Spirit Squads Flooded with Donations
Hurst Spirit Squads Flooded with Donations
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Harry Hurst spirit squads united with Covenant Church to collect necessary items for flood victims in Louisiana.