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The gift of life of little Suzanne
January 23 at 10:39 am
I remember my grandmother (Meemaw) and mother sharing with me the story of little Suzanne. She was Meemaw’s fifth child. My mother was 9 years old at the time of Suzanne’s birth. I can still tear up as I reminisce of the love in their hearts for Suzanne as they shared about her life and death.

By 2020, half of state legislature may be gone
January 23 at 10:38 am
Term limits were approved by Louisiana voters in 1995 by a vote of 76 percent, but they didn’t go into effect until roughly eight years ago.

Do we just live for the moment?
January 16 at 2:31 pm
In the 1966 British movie “Alfie,” the title song poses the questions “What’s it all about, Alfie? Is it just for the moment we live?” These questions are ones that each of us must answer for ourselves.

Major state tax study taking shape
January 16 at 2:27 pm
As the public conversation about tax incentives grows louder and lawmakers move ever closer to the term-ending fiscal session of 2015, pressure is building for a comprehensive tax study being overseen by Louisiana State University and partly underwritten by the state.

Latest poll predicts Democrat-Republican runoff for governor Latest poll predicts Democrat-Republican runoff for governor
January 09 at 9:28 am
Louisiana’s open primary system allows for all candidates, regardless of party, to run on a single ballot, which in races for governor has traditionally created a runoff with a Republican versus a Democrat.

Treasurer considering leap to attorney general
December 19, 2014 at 9:55 am
As speculation about a possible campaign for governor grew over the past few months, Treasurer John Kennedy was actually, very quietly, paving a path to run for attorney general, sources tell LaPolitics. But he has not yet decided if the race is right for him.

Congressional victors already have committee assignments
December 11, 2014 at 3:39 pm
The U.S. House Republican Steering Committee has already set aside committee seats for the victors of Louisiana’s recent congressional runoffs.

We need to take responsibility for ourselves
December 05, 2014 at 11:13 am
When things go wrong, we sometimes begin to feel sorry for ourselves or we become envious of other’s success. It may be that we lost a job, we missed out on a promotion at work, or we wonder why we don’t have the big house with the swimming pool. We begin to make excuses, we wallow in self-pity, or we blame someone else for our plight. Let’s examine some of these situations.

State budget debacle only just beginning
December 05, 2014 at 11:12 am
How will lawmakers deal with a $1.4 billion budget hole next year?

Vitter, Nungesser lead early 2015 poll
November 26, 2014 at 12:39 pm
Voters, obviously, are not yet tuned into the 2015 ballot, despite the intriguing races it will host.

We must vote our conscience
November 21, 2014 at 10:37 am
As citizens of the United States, we have a responsibility to vote. It’s gift that has been given to us by the lives and deaths of many patriots.

Candidates for attorney general still stacking up
November 21, 2014 at 10:36 am
Attorney General Buddy Caldwell will likely be called many things during the 2015 election cycle, but lonely will not be one of them.

Do you know what true hunger is?
November 14, 2014 at 9:46 am
How many of us have ever been on a diet? We start off the first day with a light breakfast. (So far, so good. We knew we could do this.) About mid-morning we get the urge for a snack. (We pass on this. We’ve got will power.) It’s getting to 11:30. We begin to wonder, “Isn’t it about time for lunch?”

State legislators had rough time on ballot
November 14, 2014 at 9:43 am
Of the eight state legislators who ran for other offices on the primary ballot this year, only two are leaving the Legislature for sure, another is facing a runoff and five others were handed defeats.

Is money the root of all evil?
November 07, 2014 at 9:48 am
How many of us have too much money? I don’t know about you, but I’m surely not on that yacht yet. Many of us yearn to win the lottery, but even if we did, it probably would only provide temporary happiness. It’s not unusual for a lottery winner to be broke within a few years. There can be a good deal of stress associated with financial planning, trying to remain anonymous so as to avoid all those third cousins twice removed from looking for a handout, and dealing with good old Uncle Sam. Yet most of us wouldn’t mind taking our chances.

Political polling locked up during primary season
November 07, 2014 at 9:46 am
A cornerstone of campaigning slowly came to a troubling halt during Louisiana’s primary election season for some candidates and campaigns.

New Orleans once again center of Landrieu universe
October 24, 2014 at 9:32 am
Even though it had been rumored for months, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu finally pulled the trigger recently on a major campaign shakeup that moved control over to a few Big Easy insiders.

Questionable if GOP backs incumbent in runoff
October 17, 2014 at 10:10 am
Delivering stump speeches that roast Republican party officials may have finally caught up with Congressman Vance McAllister, R-Swartz.

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Walmart cell phone bandits likely not from St. Charles
Walmart cell phone bandits likely not from St. Charles
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It appears that three people sought in connection with the theft of 23 cell phones from Boutte’s Walmart last week are not from St. Charles Parish and have committed similar robberies in other areas of the state, according to Sheriff Greg Champagne.