Government

What you must know about constitutional amendments before you vote on Nov. 7

VOTERS PASSED all 13 proposed amendments to the Louisiana Constitution offered on the September ballot, and their are eight more on the Nov. 7 ballot. Here’s an overview from PAR – the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, a citizens advocacy group. We include a quick description of the amendments and also an explanation of what a vote for – or against – would mean for you and the State: […]

Government

Melancon vs. Romero congressional showdown

EDITOR’S NOTE: Louisiana State Sen. Craig Romero, republican, hopes to unseat incumbent U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon, democrat, as the congressman respresenting Louisiana’s 3rd District in Nov. 7 election. To help you make an informed choice, the St. Charles Herald-Guide asked Romero and Melancon to respond in 50 words or less to three questions as follow on this page. In the interest of fairness, and to determine which candidate’s answers would appear first, we flipped a penny. […]

Lifestyles

Shiver me timbers

BOUTTE – The hottest Halloween costumes for parish kids this year are karate-kickin’ Power Rangers for the boys and assorted princesses and heroines for the girls, including Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” and Ariel from “The Little Mermaid.” […]