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Disabled prom
April 06 at 6:00 pm
LULING – The St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with the Arc of St. Charles, will present a prom for citizens living with developmental or physical disabilities from 6 until 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 6.

Knights of Columbus Lenten Friday fish fries
February 28 at 11:50 am
NORCO - The Knights of Columbus Red Church Council will be offering a fish fry every Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. beginning Friday, March 7 until April 18.

Can public agencies legally hire lobbyists?
March 16, 2012 at 10:23 am
According to a story in the Times-Picayune, the Port of South Louisiana is hiring two lobbyists for its staff. See story here.


Eliminating mid-year budget cuts
January 13, 2012 at 10:05 am
Mid-year budget cuts to state agencies in recent years have become chronic. Whenever a problem becomes chronic it is time to do something about it.

Does appointment meet legal requirements?
December 22, 2011 at 10:34 am
St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis was just appointed as the new head of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness ("GOHSEP").

Was Jena really a tourist attraction?
October 11, 2007 at 10:49 am
Was Jena really a tourist attraction?

Economy sick when government is the top employer
October 04, 2007 at 7:02 am
According to the story from the Associated Press, while overall job growth in LA has slowed, government job growth (particularly state government) continues to lead all other job producing segments of the economy.

State should take action against corruption, too
August 23, 2007 at 10:00 am
Another part of the legacy of the Blanco Administration was unveiled last week. It is one of corruption.

Government grows in Louisiana
August 02, 2007 at 3:44 pm
According to an Associated Press story: "The fastest growing segment of the economy over the past year has been state government, which added 8,900 jobs:­ 1,800 more than in the petroleum sector, construction and manufacturing combined."

Recovery czar wants to turn New Orleans East into a fish farm
July 25, 2007 at 2:51 pm
In a published news story, the Recovery Czar of New Orleans, Dr. Ed Blakely, made what I thought was a ridiculous suggestion for economic development in New Orleans.

Crackpot - or ahead of his time? When it comes to ED BLAKELY you be the judge!
April 18, 2007 at 2:07 pm
According to published reports, New Orleans Recovery Czar Dr. Ed Blakely believes the destruction of The Big Easy was a “natural event” and the result of Global Warming.

Road Home Web site hasn't been updated in a week
March 29, 2007 at 1:02 pm
There seems to be no way for citizens to monitor and hold Governor Blanco's Road Home Program accountable.

Murder madness in New Orleans just won't stop
February 07, 2007 at 3:03 pm
New Orleans has just recorded its 21st murder in the first 35 days of the year - and the third murder in one weekend.

Thank God for that state next door
January 31, 2007 at 1:53 pm
U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, D-LA made the following statement on WWL-TV in New Orleans:

Murder madness in N.O. ... you don’t know the half of it
January 24, 2007 at 1:53 pm
As of this writing, 15 murders have been reported in New Orleans in the first 21 days of the year. At that rate the city is on its way to over 350 murders in 2007. There were three more shootings over the weekend, but as far as we know all three victims remain alive.

Media can help stop the murder madness in New Orleans
January 17, 2007 at 1:25 pm
On Saturday night there was another murder in New Orleans. That would make the 10th or 11th murder, depending on who is counting (and what one considers a murder), since the beginning of the year.

The Watch Dog
January 10, 2007 at 3:26 pm
The crime problem in New Orleans can be rationalized and denied by the public officials in New Orleans, but they are fooling no one, including the people who live in the city.

SOLVE your own problems and leave GOV’T out of it
January 05, 2007 at 10:18 am
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead

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Non-profit expands to serve parish’s drug court participants
Non-profit expands to serve parish’s drug court participants
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Nestled in an out of the way part of the parish next to a duck hunting camp in Paradis is a new center where drug offenders in St. Charles Parish are offered a way to do community service that is not only a help to the community at large, but also to themselves.