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It’s getting time to decide how to vote

We’re sure most folks in St. Charles Parish have already decided who they will vote for to serve as President next. But the job isn’t over.Read More...
October 22, 2008 at 11:51 am
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Activities on tap for youth this summer

Parents need the support of summer camps to keep their children busy all summer, especially if the alternative is to leave them home alone.Read More...
May 21, 2008 at 4:31 pm
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Two measures would help protect us

So much attention is paid to the need for levees these days that the best means of hurricane protection are almost forgotten.Read More...
July 25, 2007 at 2:57 pm
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Holiday traditions hard to break

Over the 4th of July extended weekend, St. Charles Parish residents were reminded of a couple of things. Fireworks are dangerous and banning them is only as effective as your neighboring parish’s practice.Read More...
July 13, 2006 at 11:49 am
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The high price of freedom

Our world has changed a great deal since September 11th. If nothing more, we now know the painful price of freedom and the depths of hatred towards the very things we as Americans take for granted. We have become a country many just love to hate.Read More...
July 07, 2006 at 10:38 am
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Local tradition gets bigger

It's a local tradition that gets bigger and better year after year. For the sixteen years, St. Charles Parish has sponsored a pre-4th of July celebration at the west bank bridge park in Luling.Read More...
June 28, 2006 at 2:31 pm
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Dark days for law and order

Every fifty-two hours, on an average, a law enforcement officer is killed somewhere in America while protecting their communities. Last week, the officer paying this supreme sacrifice was very close to our homes. So close in fact, that our willingness in the past not to think about this ugly side of America can no longer be ignored.Read More...
June 22, 2006 at 11:00 am
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Gas prices downsizing your summer plans?

It’s that time of year again. The weather is warm; the kids will out of school, and it’s time to venture away from home on your annual quest for adventure and intrigue.

That's right, it's vacation time boys and girls. If you’re like me, this is the time of year that we pack our bags and climb into our cramped automobiles and travel a long and hard journey. One in which we cram as many events as humanly possible into a limited time in order to maximize our annual pilgrimage of adventure.Read More...
June 14, 2006 at 11:22 am
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It’s all about the angle

It’s all about the angle.

Nine months later, with the scars of Hurricane Katrina all around us and the vivid images of the madness she left in her wake still fresh in our mind, Hurricane Season is once again upon us. With it comes the very real need to start your evacuation planning.Read More...
June 07, 2006 at 3:09 pm
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A day off from work, but remember why it’s here

Memorial Day is a time of remembrance and of thanksgiving. It is a time of "remembrance" because we pay our respects to the one million American men and women who laid down their lives in time of war. It is a time of "thanksgiving" because we are thankful that such people once lived, and that their legacy is the unparalleled freedom we enjoy in this country and much of the world.
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May 31, 2006 at 2:43 pm
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Elections over… let’s move forward!

While in Colorado this past weekend, some 1,600 miles away from the politics of New Orleans, I was surprised Saturday night when television programming was interrupted with breaking news that Ray Nagin had been re-elected as Mayor of the City of New Orleans. A week earlier, while in Washington, DC, the mayoral debate was carried live in that city. For good or bad, the whole world watched this election. Read More...
May 24, 2006 at 12:15 pm
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Our future under construction

Few things are more important to the quality of our lives than the education of our children. No matter where we live and what we do; we all have a stake in the performance of our public schools - now and in the future.Read More...
May 17, 2006 at 1:57 pm
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Tie one on and show your support

Ever stopped to think what life would be like if there were no police to protect us. No laws, no checks and balances in a system that defines right and wrong. If you will, just picture it. Total lawlessness… no scenes of security for you, your family, and your property. Not a pretty thought is it? Read More...
May 10, 2006 at 1:51 pm
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Louisiana’s spicy politics

Death, taxes, Edwin Edwards and dirty elections. What do the four have in common? The first two, we all agree, are inevitable. But, in Louisiana, so are the second two.Read More...
May 03, 2006 at 12:04 pm
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Just a few more weeks

Sometimes you just need to get away to see what is really going on. Case in point, last Saturday’s well-anticipated mayor’s election in New Orleans. Read More...
April 26, 2006 at 11:38 am
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We all should vote in Mayor’s election

I have lived in St. Charles Parish all my life, but I have always considered myself a New Orleanian. We may not have a vote in New Orleans elections, but the mayor of New Orleans is, in many ways, our mayor as well. As goes New Orleans, so goes the region. The cities successes and weaknesses, and image have tremendous impact on us in a national and global economy.
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April 19, 2006 at 11:54 am
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