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Killing in the name of capitalism

Why are pharmaceutical companies allowed to extort patients? If you think they are not, take a look at current situations involving the EpiPen and insulin. Drug manufacturer Mylan put increases in place since 2007 that boosted the cost of one pen, an epinephrine auto-injector used to treat severe allergic reactions, from $57 to an almost […]

Gambling still a big part of sports world

The sports world in no stranger to gambling, as it has been prevalent ever since the beginning of organized competition, but just how much of an impact does it have nowadays compared to years past? With the mob controlling most of organized gambling throughout the early 1900’s, it was no secret that players were paid […]

Stay healthy during cleanup

As people work to clean out flood-damaged homes and volunteers and residents begin the tedious process of pulling out damaged flooring, walls and other materials, it is important to remember that such work comes with hazards. In addition to concerns that come with contaminated floodwater filled with bacteria, viruses, sewage, chemicals and more, mold is […]

Some legal aid available for flood victims

A toll-free legal aid hotline is now available for victims of the recent storms and flooding in Louisiana. The service, which allows callers to request the assistance of a lawyer, is a partnership between the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Louisiana Civil Justice Center, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and the Federal Emergency […]

Join a team

We’ve written much in the past few days about the incredible outpouring of love being shown by neighbors and strangers alike in our local communities. But there is much work to be done and it is highly likely more people in this area are able to assist. While some have decided to complain rather than […]

Disaster can teach citizens to unite in all things

With Louisiana facing arguably the worst flooding the state has ever had to endure, thousands of citizens have banded together to help neighbors, family, friends and in a lot of cases, total strangers. This great display of camaraderie has seen no color, race or religious discrimination, which leads to the question, “Why can’t this happen […]

Some things are stronger than floods

It has been chaotic in Jeff Davis and Acadia parishes over the past few days. The chaos has yet to subside. It is a dark time in the area. So many have been forced from their homes due to floodwaters and that threat continues in Lake Arthur and Mermentau. Some have wondered to what they […]

Flood insurance not guaranteed on homeowner’s policy

As heavy storms started pelting Acadiana and Southwest Louisiana Friday morning, several homes and businesses across the area quickly took on water, and cities and towns began shutting down roads which, coupled with rising waters, prevented people from acquiring sandbags. Though Louisiana is no stranger to flooding, several learned the hard way that unless a […]

Schools deserve our support

The 2016-17 school year has only just begun, but hours of work have already been put toward this new season. That’s something we need to remember as a community, whether we have any ties to local schools or not. Our students and teachers put a lot of sweat (and many tears) into their work and […]

Rio Olympics may not be what they appear

If you are one of the many Americans glued to the television watching the Olympic phenomena that occurs every four years, it appears the 2016 Rio Olympics are going off without a hitch. Beautiful scenes from the world’s most popular beach, Copacabana, fill television screens and images of celebrating athletes paint a wonderful picture of […]

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