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Start prepping for June 1

Southwest Louisiana’s least favorite season is just around the corner as June 1 marks the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. The June start date is one reason why Hurricane Preparedness Week was observed May 15-21, encouraging people to plan for a storm before the season even begins. To help guide citizens in preparations, the […]

Too much talking in sports?

For years, trash-talking has played an enormous role in the sports world, from high profile sports such as football and basketball, and even into the world of tennis and golf. As long as score has been kept in an athletic event, “smack talk” has been just as big a part. However, how much is too […]

Being informed is your own responsibility

No one wants to be voiceless in his or her community. To avoid that, the first step in community awareness is to be informed. To do so, we must make it our business to seek out information, ask questions, learn how municipalities, parish government and laws work, and above all, listen. Every week, parish officials […]

To pee or not to pee, that is the question

The war against restrooms rages on in America, with President Obama releasing a new initiative to allow transgender students in American public high schools to use the restroom of their choice, although some states are already fighting back. It would appear Target has opened a can of worms far more volatile than the company anticipated. […]

Face-off coming between states, federal government

Friday President Barack Obama issued a directive that all public schools in the nation must allow transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of the opposite sex. The Justice Department on Monday sued North Carolina over a bathroom access law that it said violates the rights of transgender people, a measure that Lynch […]

Register now for November

In November the nation will choose its next president and if you want to be a part of that process, you must register to vote, or make sure your voter information is current. Right now the idea of choosing a new  president feels like more of a burden than a right, thanks to the two […]

Should athletes who dope have to forfeit their titles?

Steroids, performance-enhancing drugs (PED) and human growth hormone; these words have become synonymous all around the sports world over the last 20 years, from scandals in cycling, the Olympics, football and most notably – baseball. Records have fallen, icons overtaken and gold medals stripped due to the discovery of premier, almost freakish athletes, obtaining crazy […]

Transgenders in public restrooms has no easy solution

Transgender activists and allies have begun a movement to legally allow transgender people to enter public bathroom facilities, and other gender segregated facilities such as locker rooms, of the genders they identify with. This debate has been a hot button issue among all communities, not just primarily between conservatives and liberals. Transgender activists argue that […]

Students can use summer to prep for future

Is your family thinking about the skills and experience your child needs for college and future success? The majority of college admission officers recommend that students start preparing before or by ninth grade. Yet, more than half of middle level students haven’t started prepping for college, according to statistics from the National Honor Society (NHS) […]

Vote or no?

Lawmakers in the Louisiana House refused Wednesday to give felons the right to vote as soon as they exit prison. Rep. Pat Smith, D-Baton Rouge, proposed to let convicted felons register to vote while they are on parole, probation or suspended sentences – but out of jail. Currently, felons have to wait until they finish […]

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