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Income tax repeal would make life easier
May 20, 2011 at 11:57 am
Bills have been introduced into the state legislature to eliminate the state income tax, which may be a good idea but not for the next couple of years. We are already at deficit status and doing it right away would make it difficult to keep the state in business.

Our state faces another major threat
May 12, 2011 at 3:08 pm
Louisiana has had some difficult years recently and 2011 could fit into that mold. We’re talking about the possibility of the water-laden Mississippi River overflowing and flooding surrounding areas in south Louisiana.

Bin Laden’s death not the end of the war
May 05, 2011 at 2:39 pm
The murderer of more than 3,000 people on September 11, 2001 has finally received his due. Osama bin Laden was buried at the bottom of the sea after U. S. forces put him to death earlier this week.

Chaisson sets stage for fiscal session
April 29, 2011 at 9:31 am
St. Charles’ own Sen. Joel Chaisson, who is also the Louisiana Senate President, put it right when he tried to set the legislative session starting this week on the right course.

Easter brings us hope for a better world
April 21, 2011 at 10:11 am
Now that the traditional revelry of Carnival and the serious reflections of Lent have just about past, the hopeful season of Easter is upon us. It gives inspiration that the future can be what we make of it.

Method of redistricting needs to change
April 15, 2011 at 9:25 am
Redistricting our federal congressional and state legislative districts has become quite an undertaking and one that involves politics, racism and party preferences. In other words, it’s just not democratic.

Dump truck traffic is taking over roads
April 08, 2011 at 9:32 am
As if you didn’t know, dump trucks have been overloading the highways of St. Charles Parish in recent months.

Weekend to be high and mighty
April 01, 2011 at 9:15 am
St. Charles Parish is the site of one of the most spectacular races in the world. The whistle will blow at 8:30 a. m. Saturday on the 13th annual United Way of St. Charles bridge run which many runners look forward to each year.

Nuclear energy needs production safeguards
March 25, 2011 at 9:05 am
The future of nuclear power lost a lot of support with arrival of the tsunami that has damaged nuclear plants in Japan and caused a worldwide fear of human catastrophe resulting. And this came at a time when many in the world were ready to embrace nuclear power as a safer source of energy than oil.

Gulf Coast getting back to normal
March 18, 2011 at 10:12 am
After almost a year of oil spill activities, Louisiana is getting down to normalcy. Last year, few people were rigging out their boats and looking to the day when they could head into the Gulf or steer along the coast with rod and reel and bait in hand. They figured it was a lost cause then with oil being the spoiler.

Show will highlight St. Charles businesses
March 11, 2011 at 9:40 am
Residents of St. Charles will have an opportunity this weekend to find out a lot about what types of businesses are available to them in their parish. The Business and Craft Showcase of St. Charles will be held Friday from noon to 5 p. m. and Saturday from 9 a. m. to 2 p. m. at the Hahnville High School gymnasium.

Detours ahead for residents
March 04, 2011 at 9:19 am
St. Charles Parish residents will have to detour in the weekends ahead to get from one end of their parish to the other.

Congressional districts to change in state
February 24, 2011 at 3:26 pm
Louisiana’s Legislature undoubtedly will have a difficult assignment when it meets in March and April to define the state’s new congressional districts. The 2010 Census population figures reduce the number of congressmen our state is entitled to from seven to six.

Time is running out in saving our coast
February 18, 2011 at 9:32 am
Louisiana has had a lot interruptions in efforts to save its coast in recent years. There have been lots of hurricanes. And last but not least the BP oil spill.

It’s understandable why our population grows
February 11, 2011 at 9:36 am
St. Charles is an unusual parish. With some 85 percent wetlands, it still has many suburban areas that regularly attract increased census figures.

Mighty Mississippi can be dangerous
February 03, 2011 at 1:08 pm
The Mighty Mississippi is a great advantage economically to St. Charles. But it can be a deadly danger to its citizens.

Law enforcers doing a good job
January 27, 2011 at 9:37 am
It’s hard to feel good about a reduction in the crime rate because any crime at all is a bad thing. But St. Charles Parish is going against the grain of many areas by reducing its overall crime in 2010 by 5.8 percent from 2009. Total numbers fell from 2,456 to 2,313.

Open primaries would help other states, too
January 21, 2011 at 9:23 am
A possible solution to our political partisanship problems is to adopt open primaries nationwide. In that way, candidates would be more likely to preach and vote according to their own honest opinions of the best way to govern rather than the way their party wants it to be.

Former parish football stars team up for Texans
Former parish football stars team up for Texans
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The Houston Texans lost to the New York Giants 30-17 on Sunday, but two St. Charles Parish products made an impact for the Texans.