• We're still learning the impacts of the BP oil spill

    It’s been more than six years since April 20, 2010, when an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon killed 11 workers and touched off a months-long catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Louisiana has room to improve

    Louisiana residents recently got some bad news about the state’s preparedness for dealing with a health emergency.

  • Time for change on state contracts

    When state Treasurer John Kennedy and Rep. Dee Richard first advanced the idea of cutting back on the lucrative state contracts that are doled out each year, it was time for change.

  • Balance needed in new drilling rules

    The oil industry has fretted for months about the U.S. Interior Department's expected rule changes for drilling. The industry says the new rules could cost oil companies billions of dollars and could mean the loss of more than 100,000 jobs.

  • Work continues on Morganza levee system

    Work is continuing on the Morganza-to-the-Gulf system that represents our region’s most ambitious plan for flood protection.

  • State must take an honest look at the budget

    The ongoing legislative session in Baton Rouge is half over, and there is still no indication that lawmakers are any closer to solving the looming budget crisis than they were when it began in March.

  • Cheers and Jeers: April 23, 2016

    Cheers — A masterful gathering
    Cheers — Clearing up the law
    Jeers — An effort at clarity fails

Letters to the editor

  • Bill will help protect the public

    The Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors has proposed SB 336 to better protect the public from unlicensed scam artists causing severe damages to our consumers.

  • Help us feed the area's hungry

    I have been a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for nearly 22 years. I have had numerous routes during the course of my career. The people I would see daily became a family of sorts.

  • Why are Saudis opposed to 9-11 probe?

    So the sinister, two-faced Saudis are now threatening the U.S. with the sale of almost $1 trillion in Treasury notes and other securities.

  • A little information about the Postal Service

    Allow me to comment on the nation's leading civilian employer of veterans, the U.S. Postal Service.

  • Diet can help control diabetes

    The World Health Organization has released another report that people aren't going to like: This one says that diabetes — a crippling condition that can lead to blindness; heart, eye, and kidney problems; nerve damage; and more — is on...

  • Proposal bad for patients

    I am writing to say that I oppose Senate Bill 291 that is currently being considered in the Legislature. The bill would not require diagnosis before physical therapy treatment and that is dangerous to the patient.

  • We're in the election twilight zone

    For those of you who remember the popular TV show "The Twilight Zone," the stories each week dealt with strange, sometimes-inexplicable happenings that crossed over into "The Twilight Zone." Well, folks, that is exactly where this presidential race...