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Easter is a time to rejoice
Yesterday at 12:53 pm
Have you planned a special celebration for Easter Sunday?

Will GOP endorse Cassidy campaign?
Yesterday at 12:44 pm
With incumbent U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu watching from afar, and with a united Democratic Party in her corner, the fight to get the GOP officially behind Congressman Bill Cassidy is gaining just as much momentum as it is hushed controversy.

Bill would put turnout target on tax elections
April 11 at 11:48 am
By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford
State Sen. Bret Allain, R-Franklin, wants lawmakers to pass a constitutional amendment that would force local governments and political subdivisions to adhere to new guidelines for tax elections. The coming debate could be a barnburner, pitting the business lobby against school boards, parish councils, police juries, mayors and other local entities.

Marriage - Who needs a piece of paper?
April 04 at 9:17 am
By “Deacon G” Gautrau

Most of us wouldn’t buy a car from someone who couldn’t supply us with a clear title. We wouldn’t just bring any infant home from the hospital without a birth certificate telling us the baby is ours and we wouldn’t buy a house without a warranty deed. There are things we can’t do without a license, such as driving, hunting or fishing.

Mary Landrieu takes aim at ‘Jindal Gap’
April 04 at 9:15 am
By Jeremy Alford and John Maginnis

Even though she’s busy running her own race, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is lending a hand to the policy campaign being undertaken by state Sen. Ben Nevers, D-Bogalusa.

To give life or to take it
March 28 at 11:37 am
For some women, becoming pregnant is the happiest day of their lives. For others, it can become one of the saddest days. Why is there such a divergence in emotions?

A very different hayride for Edwards
March 28 at 11:35 am
Former Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, is traveling a campaign trail that’s dissimilar in many ways from the one he successfully maneuvered last in 1991.

Hard to be humble when you’re perfect
March 21 at 9:56 am
I wonder if the seeds of pride are not sown right after our birth. Though we might not be able to think that far back, it’s probable that people were telling our parents what a beautiful baby we were.

Angelle still feeling out statewide races
March 21 at 9:49 am
Friends of Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle say the Breaux Bridge Republican is continuing to consider a potential run for governor, with an eye to lieutenant governor as a possible back-up plan. He currently represents both Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes on the PSC.

Bernhard making rounds for governor
March 07 at 9:24 am
By Jeremy Alford and John Maginnis

Jim Bernhard, who engineered the sale The Shaw Group for $3 billion, recently has told several people involved in Democratic politics that he intends to run for governor in 2015. According to three of those sources, Bernhard told them he will be a candidate, while another said Bernhard told him he is “strongly considering” the race.

I’m sorry, will you forgive me?
February 28 at 10:49 am
By "Deacon G" Gautrau
How many of us have done something for which we should have asked forgiveness, but haven’t?

Race for attorney general has many facets
February 28 at 10:47 am
By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford
Former Congressman Jeff Landry announced Monday that he wants to be Louisiana’s top lawyer and will be challenging incumbent Attorney General Buddy Caldwell in 2015.

Conservatives in state House forming new coalition
February 21 at 3:22 pm
The last legislative session drove the point home to many Republican legislators that the more their majority grows the less they are unified around core GOP values.

The phone rings, “Who You Gonna Call?”
February 21 at 3:19 pm
It’s two o’clock in the morning and we’re startled by the ringing of the phone. We jump up from the bed and fumble to answer it as our heart begins to race.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day every day
February 14 at 1:43 pm
By "Deacon G" Gautrau
“A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it.” (Frank A. Clark)

Another Super PAC tiptoes into Senate race
February 14 at 1:42 pm
By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford

Why should U.S. Sen. David Vitter have all the fun? He shouldn’t, according to the architects of the new Blue Pelican Super PAC that is being built up to support the re-election of senior Sen. Mary Landrieu.

Abortion poll sets stage for legislative debates
February 07 at 9:05 am
By Jeremy Alford and John Maginnis

After surviving attempts by lawmakers to defund it last year, Planned Parenthood is circulating the results of a November poll that suggest voters’ attitudes about reproductive health and pregnancy in Louisiana do not fit neatly along a pro-life to pro-choice continuum.

I didn’t get to say goodbye
January 31 at 12:41 pm
By "Deacon G" Gautrau

This morning I woke up dead. I know it because I just read my name in the death notices.

Edwin Edwards polling in 6th congressional race
January 31 at 12:39 pm
By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford

Whether or not former Gov. Edwin Edwards is seriously considering running for Congress, some of his allies have commissioned a poll to gauge his strength in the 6th District race this fall.

America’s melting pot or gumbo?
January 24 at 10:42 am
By "Deacon G" Gautrau

We have a right to honor our heritage, but we have a responsibility to respect each other’s heritage.

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Suspect captured in attempted kidnapping in Boutte
Suspect captured in attempted kidnapping in Boutte
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A man who is believed to have attempted to kidnap a 17-year-old girl from a Boutte parking lot at gunpoint has been captured.