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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Letters to Editor

  • Reform desperately needed to improve Louisiana judicial climate

    Louisiana residents pay the second-highest insurance rates in the country.From the high cost and lack of options for auto insurance to the proliferation of advertising across Louisiana billboards and airwaves to ongoing allegations of judicial misconduct, Louisiana’s climate of lawsuit abuse has been a hot topic in 2019.All these factors have contributed to a rise in Louisiana’s ranking in the American Tort Reform Foundation’s annual “Judicial Hellholes” report, rel...

  • October is Healthy Lung Month … love your lungs, quit smoking

    Healthy Lung Month (October) is a month set aside for lung health awareness and is recognized by the American Lung Association and several health advocacy organizations across the US, including the Louisiana Smoking Cessation Trust.The observance was designed to help educate the public about the importance of protecting their lungs against general neglect, bronchitis, mold, air pollution, and smoking.The Smoking Cessation Trust is adding its support to these groups by encouraging Louisiana smoke...

  • Special thanks to the community from Israelite Baptist Church

    The Israelite Baptist Church wants to thank all of our family, friends and supporters for their prayers, love and donations. This love was shown during the recent fundraising event. The community helped us raise $1,544, after expenses.

  • Louisiana’s in a crisis: Time to demand a plan

    If ever there was a reason for voters to wake up and get to the polls this October, this is it. Hardworking Louisiana citizens are losing jobs, people are fleeing the state, and economic growth continues to lag behind the rest of the nation.While lower taxes and less regulation have helped unleash the American workforce to create jobs and opportunity across the nation, people across the Pelican State continue to suffer.To be blunt, we are in crisis.Let’s talk first about jobs, one of the b...

  • Giving back to Veterans giveaway

    Dr. Curtis Zeringue and his team at Bayou Dental Care of Raceland, will be hosting a Giving Back to Veterans Giveaway.This Veteran's Day, we are asking for your help to serve those who have served us. Dr.

  • Bayou Bell Ringers thanks donors

    The Bayou Bell Ringers and its supporting agency We Can All Ring, Inc., would like to give our sincerest heart filled thanks to Chad and Trixy Boudreaux (Joe’s Septic Contractors Inc.) for their more than generous personal contribution to the Ringers.The past few years have been really hard on the Bayou Bell Ringers financially. We have been committed to the wonderful loving population of people with handicaps and disabilities for 25 years in the Lafourche, Terrebonne and Jefferson parishe...

  • New EPA rule could wreck your engine this summer

    The Environmental Protection Agency just approved the year-round sale of E15, a gasoline blend comprised of 15 percent ethanol. Until now, the agency had banned the mixture during summer months, since high-ethanol blends react with hot air to form smog.Most cars can't handle this high-ethanol gasoline. So, by pushing more E15 into the fuel supply, the EPA could wreck vehicle engines and put drivers on the hook for costly repairs.

  • Protect school choice

    When I put my son Laine on the school bus each day, I didn’t realize he was being driven to a place where he’d be bullied. Then the warning signs began to show: his grades started to slip and he became depressed. We tried several options with various brick-and-mortar schools but none of them helped.

  • The Roses and Thorns of the 2019 Session

    The 2019 legislative session has finally come to a close. For those that thought this would be a quick and uncontentious two-month session for lawmakers, boy, were they wrong. This session, even without another budget crisis, did not run short on its list of roses or thorns.There were a handful of bills that passed this session that enhanced the environment for the oil and gas sector.

  • Labor Union president urges support for House Bill 422

    As the President of Communication Workers of America Local 3412, representing about 140 members and their families in Houma and the surrounding areas, I come from a long line of family-owned businesses right here in Terrebonne Parish.Being the President of a labor union in a right-to-work state and in a generally conservative area is a difficult challenge that has instilled in my own leadership a “No Political Party” policy. Though I identify as a conservative Republican, my decision...

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