• Cheers and Jeers: April 25, 2015

    Cheers -- Student of the Year
    Cheers -- Police Officer of the Year
    Cheers -- Another novel

  • State coastal plan moves along

    State lawmakers gave their OK this week to the state’s coastal plan. That doesn’t ensure that it continues, but it does move the plan along in the legislative process.

  • Saints' season can't get here soon enough

    The New Orleans Saints are right around the corner from next season. The NFL earlier this week released the schedule, and the Saints have some big games in store.

  • State must make education a priority

    Louisiana's colleges and universities have been hit hard by recent budget cuts, and all indications this year point to even more cuts ahead. The situation is bad, and it is getting worse.

  • NBA needs to watch out for the Pelicans

    When the New Orleans Pelicans take the floor tonight against the Golden State Warriors, they will be facing an uphill fight. Golden State boasted the best record during the regular season and entered the playoffs as the Western Conference's top seed.

  • Five years later, the scars remain

    Five years ago today, a deadly explosion struck the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. The blast killed 11 workers and set off the catastrophic oil spill that dumped millions of gallons into the Gulf, killing wildlife and scarring the...

  • Reject religious objections bill

    Gov. Bobby Jindal is hoping to use the ongoing legislative session to push through a bill that claims to protect people with religious objections to gay marriage. The real intent of the bill, though, is to further marginalize gay people by legally...

Letters to the editor

  • We don’t need Hillary Clinton

    Well, Hillary Clinton announced her bid to be president in 2016. She said, “Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the deck is still stacked in favor of those on top.”

  • All for religious objections bill

    Your editorial loudly objects to the state passing legislation to protect people on moral and religious grounds who refuse to participate or have anything to do with gay marriage.

  • Transplants are saving lives

    The Children's Organ Transplant Association was founded in 1986 when residents of Bloomington, Ind., rallied around a toddler who needed a life-saving liver transplant.

  • Time to make better decisions

    Thanks for your clarification of Common Core goals. I was one of those conflicted about Common Core based on the mass of misinformation blatantly propagated by the right wing.

  • Leeville festival was a success

    Please allow me to take this opportunity to share our gratitude to those locally assisting in the planning and actually participating at the Leeville Arts and Heritage Festival 2015. Many thanks to the Lafourche Library. Paul Chiquet, Trina Holcomb...

  • Thank you for fire response

    On behalf of the family of Irvin and Sandra Pellegrin, I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to Tony "TJ" Pellegrin of the Bourg Fire Department, Marty Thibodeaux of Little Caillou Fire Department and Toby Henry of the Montegut Fire...

  • Coastal money belongs here

    Louisiana’s congressional delegation has rightly criticized an Obama administration budget recommendation that would redirect Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas revenue currently dedicated to restoring and protecting Louisiana’s coast...

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