• Much work remains to be done by Legislature

    Louisiana’s Legislature has reached the halfway point of this year’s session, but there have been few noteworthy achievements.

  • Good riddance to a bad bill

    The Louisiana Legislature was considering a measure that would have established the Bible as the official state book.

  • A matter of life or death

    In the rush to get all the must-haves out of the way before college begins in the fall, parents are likely thinking about books, school supplies, dorm decorations and a laundry list of other first-year college needs.

  • Easter rebirth abounds

    Easter is here, and with it the season of rebirth.

  • Cheers and Jeers: April 19, 2014

    Student of the Year — If you see Adeline Martin, give her a big pat on the back.

  • Bill would create bad public policy

    The state Legislature is considering a bill that would allow the governor to remove members of levee boards if they violate “public policy.”

  • Move ahead on I-49 project

    There is little debate over the need for the planned upgrades to U.S. 90 to interstate standards.

Letters to the editor

  • Mother thanks players, parents

    I would like to share a very touching and proud moment I witnessed during a recent E.D. White eighth-grade baseball game.

  • Explain the consequences

    In regards to the young boy who was caught allegedly taking a handgun to school recently, I agree with the decision of the Sheriff’s Office and School Board to make an example of this boy.

  • What about term limits?

    Pistol packing legislators, budgets built out of bubble gum and hay wire, cutting funds for schools and raising expectations.

  • Egg industry promotes cruelty

    This Easter, why not enjoy some vegan chocolate eggs rather than eggs laid by hens in tiny wire mesh cages?
    Approximately 95 percent of the eggs produced in America come from factory-farmed hens.

  • Exports could threaten jobs

    The Ukraine-Russia crisis has Congress rushing to consider legislation to accelerate exports of natural gas, which will increase U.S. natural gas and electricity prices. This is despite the fact that the U.S. will not have any LNG export terminals...

  • The kindness of strangers

    My 14-year-old daughter, my husband and I experienced the kindness of strangers from Houma at the soccer complex on Little Black Bayou Road when my daughter was injured during a game recently.

  • How much longer will this go on?

    How much longer will we put up with the political situation? To clarify my political affiliations, I am a registered independent and have no obligations to any party. I support people who espouse my conservative principles, no matter what their...

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