Louisiana finds itself in that rare circumstance when the state coffers are full, but the question remains over how wisely lawmakers act in terms of deciding where the money goes.
Hollywood celebrities are rarely something I’d write about in a column, but the glaring hypocrisy millions of Americans witnessed Sunday night has made me break my unwritten rule.
The Louisiana Legislature is in full swing and this may be one of those moments when we are glad there the Mississippi River between these lawmakers and Pointe Coupee Parish.
The issue of where to detain juveniles after felony arrests continues to challenge law enforcement, and now they are looking toward something old for a new solution.
Issues regarding a single fire protection board or continuation of boards for each district will persist at least two more months in Pointe Coupee Parish, but another dilemma may have no immediate relief in sight.
Louisiana finds itself in that rare time in history when lawmakers will come to the capital for a legislative session in which the words “fiscal deficit” will not hang over their heads.
Try to find cute dachshund videos on social media and here comes the “evaluate our site,” or business, or sales pitch or something that begs to be judged.
Tough decisions rarely come easily or quickly, as we are seeing with which direction Pointe Coupee Parish will go on a governing board for fire districts.
Legislators in Pointe Coupee Parish and the surrounding parishes have gotten the message that law enforcement and area residents want a tighter grip on the juvenile justice system. A meeting Tuesday at the Pointe Coupee Parish Courthouse brought together officials who said they are ready to …
Vehicle burglaries and the subsequent search for three juvenile suspects across Pointe Coupee Parish during the Christmas weekend delivered a sobering message during the holiday season.
This writer was first warned when he started in this business of newspapers that if he worked in it long enough, he would write the obituaries of people he knew.
No matter how many years they wear a badge, or where they serve and protect, police officers will say the hardest crimes to investigate are those involving children.
Representatives and senators who serve in the Louisiana Legislature often compare the work of a lawmaker to a tasty ingredient for the gumbos we enjoy in the winter season.
Turnout was very low, but the overwhelming response on Amendment 1 spoke volumes about how voters feel about a centralized system for state sales tax collection.
If you are like me, you suffer from seasonal allergies — sneezing, headaches, itchy eyes and cough, all due to pollen from local, native plants that bloom in autumn. Among many culprits, two of the most common are goldenrod and ragweed.