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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 […]

College or career bound?

If you haven’t received a mailbox full of graduation invitations yet, perhaps you’re unaware of the impending cap-and-gown season a mere two weeks away, a time bright-eyed and bushy tailed hopefuls head off into their gleaming futures. While the government education database says 34 percent of these students will journey on to a four-year university […]

Drone use getting regulated

Louisiana lawmakers are making a bipartisan push to regulate drones, an area where developing technology meets privacy concerns. A number of proposals under consideration in the House and Senate would criminalize drone trespassing, outline surveillance and privacy laws and establish registration and licensing guidelines. Sen. Dan Claitor, R-Baton Rouge, said drones are “showing up on […]

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