|State politics big this year
March 07 at 9:23 am
Politics is getting heavy in Louisiana as we approach coming elections for governor, U.S. senator and several U.S. representatives. As the months roll on, we will get embroiled in what our next officials should do and not do in running our local, state and federal governments in the future.
|It’s time to be merry at carnival
February 28 at 10:46 am
With a cold and icy winter still trying to keep us in tow, it is time to relax and enjoy the carnival spirit which arrives this weekend in southeast Louisiana. Here in St. Charles Parish, residents are getting ready to celebrate at the Krewe of Lul parade, which starts Saturday at noon, and the Krewe of Des Allemands parade, which begins at 1 p. m. Sunday.
|Death penalty should be abolished
February 24 at 11:27 am
Another unbelievable case has arisen in which the death penalty has been prescribed and, over a period of many years, in this case 22, the penalty has not yet been delivered.
|Graves did well as head of CPRA
February 14 at 1:41 pm
After fighting to preserve and restore the diminishing coast of Louisiana for years, the person who led those efforts has resigned effective Feb. 17.
|Community Ed can help us all
February 07 at 9:04 am
The St. Charles Parish school system is remarkable in many ways, and one of those ways is with our Community Education program in which all of our citizens can get education in many subjects.
|St. Charles gets A+ for winter storm preparation
January 31 at 12:38 pm
While many other areas around the south experienced gridlock due to winter storm conditions, St. Charles Parish and the rest of Louisiana made off much better in comparison.
January 24 at 10:37 am
Vera Dufrene DeVille, 73, a native and resident of Bayou Gauche, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 18.
|Poverty problems need statewide solutions
January 17 at 10:14 am
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.
|Put Christmas trees to good use
January 10 at 9:16 am
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.
|Pope Francis is not a Marxist
January 03 at 10:33 am
Pope Francis was not exhorting a philosophy of Marxism such as was intimated by radio show host Rush Limbaugh last week.
|Lake Cataouatche needs attention
December 20, 2013 at 9:16 am
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.
|Mandela was a unique person
December 13, 2013 at 9:34 am
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.
|Football is not a noise game
December 09, 2013 at 9:55 am
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.
|Thankful for slow hurricane season, flood protection improvements
November 27, 2013 at 1:18 pm
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.
|Parishes take action to restore the coast
November 22, 2013 at 9:41 am
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.
|Remembering the actions of local soldiers on Veteran’s Day
November 15, 2013 at 9:25 am
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.”
|Mr. Go is finally ‘Go...Going...Gone’
November 08, 2013 at 9:11 am
“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.
|Medicine becomes political problem
November 01, 2013 at 9:14 am
Obamacare may decide who wins the next presidential election.
|Legal costs can get exorbitant
October 25, 2013 at 9:25 am
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.
|Two-party system needs repair
October 18, 2013 at 9:40 am
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.
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