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Posted May 21, 2015 at 10:00 AM

So far the residents of Calcasieu Parish have, through extremely vocal opposition, been effective in keeping many worker camps from locating here. I've covered a number of meetings in which attendees were told horrible stories about horrible people doing horrible things at these camps. I've heard concerns about wild parties until all hours of the night. Concerns about rampant pedophilia and kidnappings and rapes. In my opinion, a good portion of what I've been hearing is bordering on hysteria.

Updated May 21, 2015 at 9:58 AM

“Egregious” and “grotesque” is how U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has described North Korea’s reckless international provocations and brutal executions of victims who incur the wrath of leader Kim Jong Un.

Posted May 20, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Healthy Advice is a weekly column that has local medical experts answering reader questions.

Updated May 18, 2015 at 11:06 AM

It is not easy for some people to ask for help. I guess it is pride, a desire not to bother others or just an unwillingness to accept that you need help.

Posted May 14, 2015 at 12:00 PM

With regard to utility bills, next month the Council will consider an increase of $1.10 for water, $1.65 for sewer and 25 cents for garbage. Most utility bills will run about $51 per month.

Updated May 14, 2015 at 10:16 AM

The Obama administration tends to confuse rhetoric with accomplishment, and nowhere is this more apparent than in regard to the Middle East. “The Obama Doctrine” has been employed since Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign to sum up foreign...

Updated May 8, 2015 at 9:27 AM

The general election in Britain has confirmed that the nation’s politics are in great flux. The governing Conservative Party, led by Prime Minister David Cameron, has made unpredicted crucial gains.

Updated May 8, 2015 at 8:46 AM

America’s prisons are facing a growing crisis. The number of elderly and infirm inmates are on the rise, as are related prison healthcare cost.

Posted May 6, 2015 at 3:00 PM

We've giggled together. Cried together. Disagreed, argued, shopped, sang, napped and watched movies with each other. I know that, as all mothers do, she probably questions how good of a mother she is and has been. I'm sure she has made mistakes.

Posted May 5, 2015 at 2:30 PM

We may ask “Why are we threatened by the forces of nature?” I believe the answer to that question is out of our reach. We will find out when we get to the other side. Here's hoping that transition is not during the next storm. Good luck.

Posted Apr 29, 2015 at 2:30 PM

We soon realized that the violence on the television was not in the Middle East. It was in the streets of Baltimore.

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