Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Thank you to the Advocate for its support of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West’s proposal to increase hurricane protection in West Jefferson. You accurately pinpointed the reasons that the voters should pass this measure. Whi…

Monday, April 16, 2018
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If Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul was quoted correctly, former officer Blane Salamoni's attorneys will play it back to him. The chief was quoted as saying, "If Alton Sterling was white and the officers were white, we probably wouldn't even b…

Friday, April 06, 2018
Thursday, April 05, 2018

I was 27 years old when I was diagnosed with cancer. My husband and I had bought our first house six weeks prior to that awful day, and up until that point, my life was on track — college, marriage, career, house, baby. We didn’t plan for cancer. …

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

As I read the recent letter favoring the right to abortion, my first thought was “What really drives the increasing cost of abortion services?” The letter goes on with objection to proposed legislation in the Louisiana Legislature stating the prop…

Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Monday, April 02, 2018
Sunday, April 01, 2018

After reading a recent edition of The Advocate's coverage of the Legislature, I found most headlines contained these words: “rejects,” “opposed,” “fails.” Maybe we could save money if we just let the lobbyists make the laws. Legislators could stay…

Friday, March 30, 2018

There has been much talk about recent census data showing net out-migration from the city of New Orleans to other U.S. cities in 2017. Some are saying that this is evidence that the post-Katrina population boom is over. Others are pointing out tha…

Thursday, March 29, 2018

On Feb. 14, a horrible shooting tragedy took place at a school in Parkland, Florida, killing and wounding about 31 students and others. Almost immediately, students and others thought the best way to keep this from happening again is to ban weapon…

On Sept. 17, 1960, U.S. Sen. John F. Kennedy, while campaigning for the presidency of the United States, said the following during a speech he gave in Raleigh, North Carolina: “For as a New Englander, I recognize that the South is still the land o…