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Court upholds ACA subsidies

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans. The justices said in a 6-3 ruling that the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they live, […]

Religious groups may appeal birth control mandate ruling

A group of religious institutions is considering an appeal of a federal court ruling this week that found certain birth-control provisions of the Affordable Care Act don’t violate the religious rights of faith-based groups. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans delivered its ruling Monday, which was a […]

Please adhere to seatbelt laws

So many times it takes a tragedy for us all to remember the importance of following laws meant to protect us. A two-year-old child from Acadia Parish died from his injuries after falling out of a moving vehicle Monday. According to Louisiana State Police, the child was unrestrained and fell out of the front passenger […]

Happy Father’s Day

Too often, great men are overlooked or under-appreciated; many times, these men are fathers or father-figures. Society puts much emphasis on the men who shirk responsibility and care of their children, but seldom does society show admiration for the many men who have helped to mold us into the people we are today. Dads, grandfathers, […]

There is no excusing hatred, ignorance

Our hearts are heavy as we continue to grieve with the rest of the nation for the nine innocent people murdered in Charleston, SC, in an apparent hate crime. So many of us spend time each week in our area churches, gathered for Bible studies, prayer groups and family activities. We never expect horror to […]

Film tax credits need tweaking

You often have to spend money to make money, but it’s time for Louisiana to focus on the money it has instead of what it hopes to one day bank. For the past several years, Louisiana has been attracting Hollywood, mostly thanks to state film tax credits. The state is attracting blockbusters, too: “The Twilight […]

Take advantage of NFIP hotline

As Tropical Storm Bill soaks an already waterlogged Texas, it’s a reminder that hurricane season can bring great surprises. Many in this area depend on National Flood Insurance coverage to protect their homes and belongings in the event of a disaster, and a special hotline has been set up this storm season to answer insurance […]

Have fun, but be safe at Regatta

The public is anxiously awaiting the arrival of this year’s Regatta, an event  that always offers a good time for attendees. More and more people have been traveling to the small town of Lake Arthur each year thanks to the draw of the festival, which has steadily grown in entertainment and popularity since its return. […]

Citizenship requires knowledge

Louisiana’s public high school students will have to take the same civics exam as immigrants who seek U.S. citizenship. The bill (House Bill 34), sponsored by Sen. Page Cortez, R-Lafayette, received final passage with a 39-0 Senate vote Monday and heads to the governor. Supporters of the bill said high school students often have little […]

Enjoy the great outdoors this month

Mother Nature is being celebrated across the country, including in Louisiana, this June. Since 1998, June has been recognized as National Great Outdoors Month, and this year is no exception. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and President Barack Obama are just two leaders who signed proclamations in support of the month-long initiative. As Obama stated in […]

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