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Please, whatever you do this week, don’t forget Mother's Day is this Sunday. Mother's Day is set aside to honor those who are either our moms or have fulfilled the role of mother in our lives. …

Now that President Biden has announced his intention to run for a second term, economists and politicos are assessing whether his candidacy will be helped or hurt by the performance of the economy. …

Each day, the United States Treasury uses a readily-accessible webpage to update the public on the size of the national debt. Unfortunately, getting debt information for most U.S. state and local …

Between working on rebuilding my garden fence and helping with plant installations at the Master Gardener beautification project in Livingston, I am sore from head to toe. Gardening is great …

It’s not that easy to get a hold of LeBron James’ people. Few celebrities are accessible, but James occupies a rarefied stratum of fame in which even getting his representatives to acknowledge …

The Biden Administration’s much-trumpeted Cancer Moonshot campaign was launched just over a year ago with the goal of reducing cancer rates by more than 50 percent in the next 25 years. However, …

It’s been a year since I started “Back to Our Roots,” and I think I’ve covered topics on every plant part. So for this week’s column, I thought I would go back to the root zone. While …

The U.S. holds $39 trillion in liabilities while only having $4.9 trillion in assets, leading the Department of the Treasury to say "the current fiscal path is unsustainable,” according to a recent …

The Biden administration is currently preparing regulations to drastically cut the number of new combustion combustion-powered vehicles sold in the United States. The new regulation being prepared by …

Clark Robertson: Amaryllis for April

Amaryllis by morning, up from South America — I guess it doesn’t quite have the ring to it as George Strait’s hit song. One advantage we have, though, is our ability to grow Amaryllis bulbs …

The massive bank failures in recent weeks were due largely to a lack of solid hedging strategies – an important way for financial institutions to handle risk. Despite that, the Securities and …

The U.S. Postal Service is losing money fast. The beleaguered agency has already lost $2.1 billion in fiscal year 2023 and will likely burn through $60 billion to $70 billion before the end of the …

Clark Robertson: Lilies for Easter

“Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” Luke 12:27 (KJV). Lilium longiflorum …

Economics is commonly described as the science of scarcity. We have limited resources, and we have to use them wisely. So there are trade-offs. In the old textbook example, if we want to spend …

April showers bring May flowers, or so the saying goes. Your landscape may look a little dull in May, though, if you haven’t planted any annual bedding plants in your beds or pots. I remember …

The United States trade deficit is close to $1 trillion and this should be a concern, especially for conservatives. Our trade deficit with China is $382 billion and in 2022 the United States imported …

Don’t itemize your taxes but still want to streamline your H&R Block experience this tax season? You’re in luck. A bipartisan group of lawmakers led by U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., …

Clark Robertson: Spring – Take 2

Sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose. That’s the way it goes with early spring planting. Warm weather can lure us into a false since of security, but if it works, it is worth the chance. We …

Dear Livingston Parish voters, This Saturday, we have an opportunity to invest in the future of our parish. A vote YES for the Livingston 1-cent sales tax is a vote YES for strong schools and …

Dear Editor, At the Live Oak town hall meeting, the following comment was made: “Teachers knew what they were getting paid when they took the job.” Teachers did know that. They knew …

Dear Editor, An acquaintance started his social media post, after casting an early vote on the upcoming election, with the following: “I did not vote against teachers today!” This reflects …

What a rollercoaster our weather has been. Azaleas blooming at the end of February and near freezing lows for the official start of spring. You never know what curve ball mother nature will throw our …

Dear editor, Inflation rates have soared over the past two years. The cost of food, gas, real estate, transportation, insurance, goods and services and everything else seems to keep going up. …

Dear editor, Here’s my ONE CENT.. My education is rooted in Livingston Parish Public Schools. Southside Elementary, Southside Jr. High and Denham Springs High school built me. My father …

At one time, Livingston Parish was synonymous with fresh strawberries. Family farms spread out and connected along the roads of eastern and southern portions of the parish. Strawberries were the …

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