Alerting the press that he would deal with the birther issue at the opening of his new hotel, the Donald, after treating them to an hour of tributes to himself from Medal of Honor recipients, delivered.
In the wake of the worst flood in Livingston Parish history, a swathe of pictures have emerged depicting the separating wall on I-12 as a dam. In fact, a local engineer stated the concrete barrier had the ability to withstand an airplane crash.
You probably haven’t heard much about the election in the state Supreme Court’s Third District. But you will soon. There’s national interest in the race, with expectations that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will get involved, and heavy-duty super PACs are already lining up on both sides of th…
The U.S. Senate’s 95-3 vote to include the Comite River Diversion Canal project in its Water Resources Development Act gives us reason to believe what may never have seemed possible may now getting a fighting chance.
The ‘Shelter At Home’ program is a great idea for those who did not have the means to disassemble their homes and treat for mold following the ‘Great Flood of 2016.’
Prediction: If Hillary Clinton wins, within a year of her inauguration, she will be under investigation by a special prosecutor on charges of political corruption, thereby continuing a family tradition.
If you need evidence to prove each election is a unique event, look no further than Louisiana’s U.S. House and Senate races this year. Themes overlap for some campaigns and many candidates espouse the same red-meat rhetoric, but the terrain of these elections likewise show some striking diff…
Mayors Gerard Landry of Denham Springs and Rick Ramsey of Walker made a trip to Washington last week in hopes they could express their concerns to the right people regarding FEMA’s lackluster response to the record floods in the area.
Speaking to 1,000 of the overprivileged at an LGBT fundraiser, where the chairs ponied up $250,000 each and Barbra Streisand sang, Hillary Clinton gave New York’s social liberals what they came to hear.
Nearly one month has elapsed since the period that has now become a tragic benchmark for Livingston Parish and, to a lesser degree, other parts of south Louisiana.
Louisiana’s mainline parties were already having to compete against super-charged political action committees, the presidential race and a slew of U.S. Senate candidates to raise money this cycle. Then the August flooding in the southern part of the state collided with major fundraisers, dir…
There has been quite a bit of comparison between the ‘Great Flood of 2016’ to such disasters as Hurricane Katrina and Super Storm Sandy.
A tug-of-war looms in Washington, one which could affect the recovery efforts for the thousands affected by August flooding, particularly those of us in Livingston Parish.
We will hear many stories in the weeks, months and years about a weekend rainstorm that became the worst flood event in modern times for Livingston Parish.
The aftermath of the police-involved shootings in Baton Rouge, the state’s approaching fiscal cliff and the fall election to fill one of Louisiana’s U.S. Senate seats are just a few of the headline-grabbing political issues that have taken a backseat to the widespread flooding of late.
The cat jumped out of the bag, so to speak, on Friday, August 26, and that particular feline has been the raging question among private citizens and public officials.
Trillions of gallons of water were dropped on the Baton Rouge Metro area. As the water finally found its way out of the view of local citizens, it took much of the foundation upon which lives were built and left vast numbers of people wondering, ‘What now?’
Hurricane Katrina served as a reminder of how important political relationships can be, especially when dealing with the federal government. That’s when we saw a Democratic Governor and a Republican White House at odds over the response to that horrific 2005 storm. The squabbling, of course,…
We’ve heard many times over the years about “fuzzy mathematics” on Capitol Hill. The theory seems very befitting of how government – both on the federal and state level – has addressed the construction (or lack thereof) of the Comite River Diversion Canal.
I was told by my father, when I first started writing columns for the sports section of our newspaper three years ago, to avoid the eponymous ‘I’.
As consumers and taxpayers, we’re conditioned to believe that paying less money – or none whatsoever – is always the best route to take. It may have not been the case with mosquito abatement.
The loss of the Bayou Country Superfest for two years will leave Baton Rouge officials crying in their beer – and folks from Livingston Parish also may occupy a couple of adjacent bar stools.
The Louisiana Legislature has done a poor job of keeping pace with the ever-changing world of campaign finance. That’s especially true when it comes to super PACs, which are political action committees that are allowed to raise unlimited amounts of money thanks to a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court d…
In April 1983, torrential, record rains filled the Amite and Comite rivers to their bursting points, causing floods along their banks. The clincher, and unfortunate part for all points south of their confluence, was that the raging floodwaters of the Comite River crashed straight into the Am…
The prioritization of capital outlay projects by the state Bond Commission brought news some in Livingston Parish will like, while others likely will feel shortchanged.
Recently, Baton Rouge was ranked as one of the most stressful places in the nation to live. Only two Louisiana cities rank ahead of the Red Stick (No. 13) – New Orleans (No. 8), and Shreveport (No. 6).
The rating by the state Department of Health and Hospitals that puts Livingston Parish at the bottom of the heap for availability of mental health services per capita income should come as concern to residents and public officials alike.