BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana shouldn't have needed a reminder about the fragility of its public water supply, with half the state's water systems operating off structures that are more 50 years old and a national report card regularly declaring the state's maintenance of its drinking water s…
Bridge construction and other infrastructure projects have turned the interstate and highways into parking lots lately. Most mornings, as far as the eye can see, traffic is stuck on La. 27. Alternate routes are just as bad.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a campaign that spanned five years and two U.S. presidencies, unleashed more than 100,000 bombs and killed untold numbers of civilians, the U.S. military engineered the destruction of the Islamic State group's self-proclaimed empire in Iraq and Syria.
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards' announcement that he intends to pursue work requirements for some Medicaid recipients in Louisiana seemed to catch Republicans who have championed the idea by surprise.
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Landry has notched another victory in his string of ongoing feuds with Gov. John Bel Edwards, and the two men are adding new clashes to their seemingly endless set of disagreements.
BATON ROUGE (AP) — While debate over the expiration of more than $1 billion in temporary state taxes centers on the risks to health and education programs, the ripple effect also threatens to cause a cash crunch for state-financed construction work.
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers made crafting their latest nearly $29 billion state operating budget a teeth-gnashing, stress-inducing struggle that took two legislative sessions to complete. That doesn’t bode well for what comes next.
As you hit the roadways this summer, here’s a safety tip to keep in mind: Beware of distracted drivers. According to, Distraction.gov, the official U.S. government website for distracted driving, this involves “any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of…
Two of my family’s old neighbors passed away a few weeks ago, and it makes me sad. My family’s old neighborhood was like many suburban neighborhoods that sprouted up in the 1960s.
BATON ROUGE (AP) — In the litany of gripes lodged during annual debates on Louisiana’s budget, one criticism has remained constant.
BATON ROUGE (AP) — So many of the rules controlling Louisiana’s taxes and government spending are locked up in the state constitution that some lawmakers think it’s time for a rewrite.
Every now and then, I come across items in the news that make me worry about the future of our country. Here’s one such item: CNNMoney reports that Americans are paying hundreds of dollars for dirty jeans.
This past weekend, my mother, sister, niece, daughter, and I, traveled to the Kemah Boardwalk to spend a day with my niece’s girl scout troop. Eight girls between the ages of seven and nine, along with some intrepid mamas, boarded flying, spinning, jerking, and dropping rides in the gale for…
Americans have way too much stuff. According to the American Psychological Association, Americans “own twice as many cars per person, eat out twice as often and enjoy endless other commodities that weren’t around” in 1957 - “big-screen TVs, microwave ovens, SUVs and handheld wireless device…
Donald Trump is the political reincarnation of Tina Turner — he doesn’t do anything nice and easy. Also, they’re both Type A personalities who expend a lot of energy, but hardly move at all. And both are famous for high-maintenance hair.
There have been 50 of these already, making this Super Bowl LI in the roman numerals the NFL uses to make sure no one forgets just how important the game really is.
As extraordinary as it sounds, Donald J. Trump is now the 45th President of the United States. It’s mind-boggling. Like making John Goodman the cover model for this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Kim Kardashian-appointed chief scientist at the Atomic Energy Lab. Colin Kaepernick i…
Get this: The share of millennials who own a home has fallen to a 30-year low. What’s worse, reports The Wall Street Journal, is that 32 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds are living at home with Mom. The percentage hasn’t been that high since 1940, at the tail end of the Great Depression.
Get this: The U.S. Treasury says that America’s debt grew by another trillion dollars in 2016. If you’re like me and you find it difficult to grasp how much a trillion really is, econ4u.com, an educational project of the nonprofit Employment Policies Institute, offers a mind-blowing illustration.
From our children’s infancy on, as parents we learn about them from their behavior. When babies cry, or are fussy, we try to figure out if this means they are hungry, tired, need to have a diaper change, or just want to be held. When nothing seems to comfort them, new parents may begin to wo…
Last month, Oxford Dictionaries chose “post-truth” as 2016’s international word of the year. The phrase was all the rage during and after both Brexit and the U.S. presidential election.