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Louisiana industries need to help restore the coast
May 22 at 8:20 am
John Barry, who was dumped as a member of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority Ė East after that organization filed a lawsuit against 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies for destruction of the state coast, wrote an interesting column calling on the industries to change its tune in assisting in coastal restoration.

Should we consider a flat tax again?
April 17 at 11:35 am
Income tax time has come and gone again with few expressions being uttered publicly about the unpopularity of the way we collect taxes. Maybe folks have given up on finding a better way to do it.

Olí Man Wigle will be remembered
April 10 at 10:20 am
St. Charles Parish has had residents who were memorable in many ways and one of them just passed away at the healthy old age of 103. Weíre sure most people will remember the name attached to this very interesting individual.

Parish gets set for Bridge Run
March 26 at 4:19 pm
The most spectacular structure in St. Charles Parish will be the site of one of its most exciting events of the year Saturday.

Obama should approve Keystone
March 20 at 10:39 am
The future of Keystone XL pipeline is still up in the air after some seven years of controversy over whether or not the mineral transportation facility should be completed from oil fields in Canada to refineries in Texas.

Letís give Jindal a chance
March 13 at 10:57 am
Will Bobby Jindal be our next president? Donít hold your breath.

River cruises will increase tourism here
March 06 at 1:13 pm
Colorful cruise ships such as those that have plied European waters for many years are expected to soon be travelling waters of the Mississippi River right between the east and west banks of St. Charles Parish.

So who is responsible for wetlands damage?
February 27 at 2:31 pm
It was disturbing to learn that a judge has dismissed the suit by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East for compensation from oil and gas companies because of damages to our coast that occurred during their exploration and development. The law may give them the right to do their work under permits, but it appears that most of those permits required leaving the lands and wetlands they explored in good condition when finished that would not deteriorate the Louisiana coast.

Louisiana needs that offshore royalty
February 13 at 1:21 pm
Louisiana has been having a major problem along its coast, which has been disappearing at more than the size of a football field every hour.

Satellite Center broadens education
February 06 at 1:06 pm
St. Charles Parish has been very creative in the past in the education field. It has always scored as having one of the best systems in the state in teaching our young residents how to read, write and add numbers.

Our coast needs a lot of attention
January 30 at 12:41 pm
Louisianaís erosion along the coast needs more attention before it is too late. Itís time to speed up the process so our water wonderland doesnít leave the land behind completely.

Letís not kill unborn babies
January 23 at 10:37 am
Hopefully, it is becoming less mainstream to kill human life in our world through abortion. It appears that way in our area at least as an abortion facility planned in May 2013 in the 4600 block of South Claiborne Ave. in New Orleans has yet to get off the ground.

Driverless vehicles wonít solve problems
January 16 at 2:29 pm
Itís hard to understand how driverless automobiles will help to relieve our traffic and transportation problems. But that, apparently, is what Google and others are anticipating.

Donít brand Scalise as a David Duke
January 09 at 9:27 am
We thought the political days of David Duke, our Ku Klux Klansman of yesteryear, were over when he disappeared from public attention after defeats in several races. One of them was in a runoff for governor against Edwin Edwards in which bumper stickers advertised ďVote for the crook. Itís important.Ē And they elected Edwards.

Letís get countries n the world together
December 19, 2014 at 9:54 am
The United States needs to push its efforts to get other countries together on disagreements that seem to be tearing the world apart on issues such as creating a Palestinian state before a peace treaty is signed between the two countries. And there are other matters of concern, especially in the Middle East where forces of various views are trying to take control.

Louisiana politics take a turn
December 11, 2014 at 3:38 pm
Our state that used to be a part of the solid Democratic south has taken a definite change of face. When new statewide officials take over, every one of them will be Republican.

Get ready to vote, visit Santa
December 05, 2014 at 11:10 am
This weekend in St. Charles Parish, there are two very important things residents can do.

Itís time to give thanks
November 26, 2014 at 12:38 pm
Though there are many disturbances around the world this day and age, there is still very much to be thankful for. That is what we should concentrate on as we enjoy our turkey and dressings this Thanksgiving.

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DHS graduate affirms  nursing career doing missionary work in Mexico
DHS graduate affirms nursing career doing missionary work in Mexico
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What Sarah Smith learned on mission trips to Mexico will stay with her through life.